2021

Mennesker i gruppe.
Publisert 13. des. 2021 11:16

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.

Regine Hock in Glasgow at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference. The conference was this year hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, and it took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021. Photo: Private
Published Nov. 29, 2021 3:47 PM

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.

Image may contain: seismic tomography of SE Asia and Africa showing slabs and plumes
Published Oct. 12, 2021 4:53 PM

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.

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Published Sep. 24, 2021 4:31 PM

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.

Screenshot: Mt Fagradalsfjell eruption on Iceland: Introduction and welcome at the webinar, June 2021.
Published Aug. 5, 2021 3:04 PM

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 

Photo: Professor Bernd Etzelmüller is the new the Head of Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo. Here in front of the main entrance to the Geology Building in Sem Sælands veg 1, Blindern. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot/UiO
Published Apr. 21, 2021 3:25 PM

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.