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Time and place: May 7, 2020 11:00 AMJune 17, 2020 12:00 PM, Online

During these strange corona times, the need for continuous interaction in science is coming stronger.

We now launch this new Spring Seminar Series Online in probability, stochastic analysis and applications. 

These online seminars are both meant to give a scientific update of our doings, as well as being a social event that we can attend once a week from our home-office. Prepare yourself with a good cup of coffee or tea!

If you want to take part to the seminars, please register at this link.

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Time and place: May 25, 2020May 26, 2020, Auditorium 2 Helga Engs hus

We invite you to a two-day seminar celebrating Professor Ørnulf Borgans many and substantial contributions to statistics in general and life event history analysis in particular. The seminar takes place in Auditorium 2 in Helga Engs House, Blindern Campus, University of Oslo, from Monday May 25th 11:00 to Tuesday May 26th, 14:00, 2020. The seminar has been postponed due to the corona-epidemics. We will announce a new date as soon as possible.

For the seminar we have invited several of Ørnulf's key collaborators to give talks. We hope many other colleagues, students and friends will participate in this celebration of Ørnulf and his outstanding career as Professor of Statistics at the University of Oslo.


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Time and place: May 28, 2020 11:00 AM, Zoom (videolenke)

M.Sc. Håvard Kvamme ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.

Time-to-Event Prediction with Neural Networks

Time and place: June 25, 2020 2:00 PMJune 30, 2020 12:00 PM, Oslo University


The conference is part of a joint French-Norwegian conference series on curves and surfaces. In Norway previous meetings were held in Oslo 1988, Biri 1991, Ulvik 1994, Lillehammer 1997, Oslo 2000, Tromsø 2004, Tønsberg 2008, Oslo 2012, and Tønsberg 2016. In France the last meeting was in Arcachon 2018.

The format of the conference is informal and invites discussion of ideas and work in progress.

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2020 8:00 AMSep. 9, 2020 4:00 PM, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna

On 7-9 September 2020, the conference on high-dimensional stochastics will take place at the Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI) in Vienna, Austria. The conference is an activity within the thematic program "Mathematics for Risk in Finance and Energy" at the WPI. 

We aim to bring together an interdisciplinary group of leading researchers with interest in high dimensional stochastic modeling. Particular emphasis will be given to infinite dimensional Markov processes, SPDEs, population dynamics, high dimensional statistics and connections to financial and energy modeling. We welcome participants from academia and industry to take part in this event.  

pre-conference PhD course will be organized on Monday September 7. The course is related to the topics of the conference and will be given by Christa Cuchiero.  More details on the course will be announced soon.


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Time and place: Nov. 30, 2020Dec. 4, 2020, Blindern campus

Winter school at University of Oslo


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Time and place: May 19, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Mette Langaas (Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology) will give a talk on May 19th at 14:15 in Zoom (the link to the event will be available soon).

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Time and place: May 15, 2020 1:15 PM, Zoom

M.Sc. Ulrik Bo Rufus Enstad ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.

Heisenberg modules and Balian-Low theorems  Applications of operator algebras to Gabor analysis 

Time: May 13, 2020 9:30 AMMay 15, 2020 5:00 PM

The 5th Scandinavian Gathering Around Remarkable Discrete Mathematics

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Time and place: May 5, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Heidi Seibold (Department of Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich, GER) will give a talk on May 5th at 14:15 in Zoom

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Time and place: Apr. 29, 2020 11:15 AM, Zoom

M.Sc. Francesco Patrizi ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.

Refinement strategies and linear independence for LR B-splines

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Time and place: Apr. 24, 2020 10:45 AM, Zoom

M.Sc. Yinzhi Wang ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.

Model selection and reinsurance optimization for general insurance


Time and place: Apr. 24, 2020, Digitalt opptak

M.Sc. Yinzhi Wang ved Matematisk institutt avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne:

"Machine learning in actuarial sciences".

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Time and place: Apr. 21, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Antonio Canale (Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova, ITA) will give a talk on April 21st at 14:15 in Zoom (

Time and place: Apr. 2, 2020 2:15 PM4:00 PM, NHA B1120
Time and place: Mar. 27, 2020 10:00 AMMar. 28, 2020 1:00 PM, Sundvolden Hotel
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Time and place: Mar. 26, 2020 12:45 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

M.Sc. Andreas Brandsæter ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.

Data-driven methods for multiple sensor streams, with applications in the maritime industry


Time and place: Mar. 24, 2020 1:00 PM2:00 PM, NHA 1020

The seminar lecture is cancelled due to epidemic situation in Norway.

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Time and place: Mar. 16, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 8th floor

Due to travel restrictions related to the spread of Covid-19, the talk of  Lokukaluge Prasad Perera (Department of Technology and Safety, Artic University of Norway), supposedly held on March 16th at 14:15 in the Erling Sverdrups plass, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 8th floor, has been CANCELLED.

Time and place: Mar. 11, 2020 11:00 AM12:00 PM, NHA 108

Roberto Conti (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) will give a seminar  talk on 

              Connes isometries of the Cuntz algebras

Time and place: Mar. 5, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Rest area, 10th floor NHA


In my talk I will discuss the use of topological methods in the analysis of neural data. The key idea is to associate a space to the data set and then determine its shape by using persistent homology. In this way we have obtained good state spaces for Head Direction Cells and Grid Cells. Topological decoding shows how neural firing patterns determine behaviour.This is an interesting local to global situation which gives rise to some reflections. Based on very recent experimental results from the Moser-Lab at NTNU we show that the state space of a population of grid cells is a two dimensional torus!


Coffee, tea and biscuits from 14.00

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Time and place: Mar. 3, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 8th floor

Morten Hjorth-Jensen (Department of Physics, University of Oslo and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, USA) will give a talk on March 3rd at 14:15 in the Erling Sverdrups plass, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 8th floor.

Time and place: Feb. 27, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Rest area, 10th floor NHA


In 1823 Niels Henrik Abel published a paper with title "Oplösning af et par opgaver ved hjelp af bestemte integraler," (Solution of a couple of problems by means of definite integrals), Magazin for Naturviden-skaberne, Aargang I, Bind 2, Christiania, which did not appear in French translation until 1881. Here he presented a complete framework for fractional-order calculus with appropriate notation for non-integer-order integration and differentiation. This seems to have been unknown until discussed in Podlubny, Magin, Trymorush, "Niels Henrik Abel and the birth of fractional calculus," Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis, pp. 1068-1075, 2017.

I will give an introduction to non-integer order calculus and Abel's derivation of it. This will be done by going through his 1823 paper showing how he assumes a generalization of both Cauchy's formula for repeated integration and the fundamental theorem of calculus. In addition I will show how fractional calculus can be used to derive fractional-order partial differential wave equations. They have solutions with power-law attenuation which matches measurements in the complex media of medical ultrasound and elastography as well as in sediment acoustics and seismics.

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Time and place: Feb. 25, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 8th floor

Haakon Bakka (formerly Computer Electrical Mathematical Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA, from 01.02.2020 Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo) will give a talk on February 25th at 14:15 in the Erling Sverdrups plass, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 8th floor.

Time and place: Feb. 18, 2020 10:15 AM11:00 AM, Seminar room 1120, Niels Henrik Abels hus