The French couple Krafft lived and died for a deeper understanding of the mysteries of volcanoes. The documentary Fire of Love describes their life and work. At the film display in Cinema Vega on 1 September at Oslo Pix, Olivier Galland, researcher at the Department of Geosciences, was invited to introduce the film to the audience.
News and "In media" articles where researchers from the Section for Physics of Geological Processes (GEO-PGP) have contributed. The list is not exhaustive and postings are mostly Norwegian.
Many researchers from the Department of Geosciences received grants from Fri projektstøtte (FRIPRO) from The Research Council of Norway (NFR) this time. This was announced by NFR on 5. September. The competition for getting a FRIPRO research grant is, as usual, fierce.
Senter for grunnforskning ved Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi har tildelt prosjektet; "Friction and Fracture and the Onset of Geohazards (FricFrac)" støtte som CAS-prosjekt for 2023/24. Prosjektet er ledet av professorene Francois Renard, Institutt for geofag og Anders Malthe-Sørensen, Fysisk institutt.
How dangerous is it, how long will it last, and what happens if you go near liquid lava? Here, UiO researcher and volcano expert Olivier Galland writes about everything you need to know about the volcanic eruption on La Palma on the Spanish Canary Islands.
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.
In a tent in minus 17 degrees in the Bolivian high mountain plateau, Altiplano, a desert that looks like a painting by Salvador Dalí, the world's largest salt flat. These are just some of the experiences Olivier Galland and Caroline Sassier write about in GEO ExPro from their journey by bike along the mighty landscape of the Andes in South America.
Researchers in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo achieve a high score on the Nature Index for 2020. Their research is now ranked 8th in Europe, and 3rd in Europe outside the UK.
Siden januar i år har det vært registrert økt vulkansk aktivitet ved Grindavik på halvøya Reykjanes, sør på Island. Det er målt flere jordskjelv og bakken har hevet seg. Det er liv i vulkanen Þorbjörn. Olivier Galland, ekspert på vulkaner, stiller spørsmål om vi er beredt på et utbrudd i sin Viten-artikkel.
Deep intracontinental earthquakes are poorly understood, despite their potential to cause significant destruction. In a recently published article in Nature Communications, a study done in Lofoten by an international project led by Njord's Luca Menegon, has shed new light on the mechanisms through which earthquakes are triggered up to 40km beneath the earth’s surface. With the insight from this study, researchers hope to be able to help at-risk communities in the future from the danger these earthquakes poses.
Med utgangspunkt i det pågående utbruddet til vulkanen Taal på Filippinene er vulkanekspert Olivier Galland intervjuet i P2/NRK om farlige vulkaner i verden. Hør radiointervjuet i Studio2, 13. januar 2020 om Taal-utbruddet, og om tre potensielt farlige vulkaner som ligger nær Norge.