After endless Zoom and Teams meetings there was much excitement about this year’s Geolearning Forum. Though digital tools have many advantages they cannot replace the shaking of hands, eating and drinking together, and all the non-verbal cues humans use to communicate when they meet in person.
CBA researcher receives the Fægri award for his popular science essay about permafrost.
The Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences for 2021 is awarded to Louise Mary Vick, Associate Professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Professor Regine Hock, Department of Geosciences, UiO was attandee at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scottland. In this short article she give her impressions from this important and exciting conference.
At the crushing pressures of the Earth’s lower mantle electrons were long ago predicted to undergo a quantum change. But it had escaped geophysical detection for decades, until now. A study in Nature Communications found the signature by studying the coldest and hottest regions, and suggests that the inside of our planet is more complex than we thought.
Social distancing is done for. Reading rooms and pubs can be filled up. Colleagues will again meet at work. As of 4 pm Saturday 25 September, the vast majority of national infection control measures will be removed.
Professor of glaciology Regine Hock at Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo is awarded the prestigious recognition 'Richardson Medal' from The International Glaciological Society (IGS).
The Mt. Fagradalsfjall on Iceland erupted in March 2021 and the eruption is still active. In June it was organised a webinar where volcanic, tectonic, and seismic experts gave a picture of the eruption. Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube
The Department of Geosciences receives funding for five new projects from the Research Council of Norway (NFR) in the 2021 call. A total of three research projects as well as two projects in the "Young Research Talents" category are funded.
Professor François Renard, Department of Geosciences and the Njord Centrehas received an ERC Advanced Grant for the project Break-Through Rocks (BREAK). One goal is to gain more knowledge about what triggers powerful earthquakes, and if there are signals that alert such large earthquakes.
The CLIPT lab at the University of Oslo provides stable isotope measurements on natural materials, and this month marks 3 years since opening for analyses.
Professor Bernd Etzelmüller is the new Head of Department of Geosciences at University of Oslo (UiO). His first official work day was 19 of April, but he is not new in the management. He has already served as Deputy Head from 2019, and he has a particular long record at UiO, since 1986.
Researcher and geologist Grace Shephard from CEED and Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo has been selected to be the Norwegian representative in the Marine Working Group in the International Arctic Science Committee, IASC.