We are delighted to cordially invite you to Njord Seminar Series for the fall semester of 2021.
The Norwegain Physics Community awarded Joachim Falck Brodin the Martin Landrø Prize for outstanding work on his master thesis. Joachim is currently a PhD with PoreLab at Njord, continuing on the work he did on his master thesis with PoreLab.
We are delighted to announce that the PoreLab Art Exhibition has finally arrived in the streets of Oslo!
Tom Vincent-Dospital has done remarkable research during his time as a PhD, and this has now been recognized by the University of Strasbourg who have awarded him with the PhD prize for 2020. He delivered his PhD thesis the fall of 2020 as a collaboration between the University of Strasbourg and PoreLab at the University of Oslo.
A team from the Physics Laboratory of the ENS of Lyon in collaboration with the Porelab Center of Excellence of the University of Oslo in the framework of Louison Thorens's co-supervised PhD and the CNRS International Research Project (D-FFRACT), were recently able to demonstrate a "magnetic Janssen effect" with the emergence of a radial force along the walls due to the confinement, whose amplitude and direction are determined by the applied magnetic field. The studies have now been published in prestigious Nature Communications.
Njord's François Renard has received an Advanced grant from the European Research Council to fund the project "Break-Through Rocks" (BREAK). The project focuses on the origin and precursors of earthquakes.
The cover of the April issue of Physics Today, features the graphical print by Ellen Karin Mæhlum, a piece she created through a collaboration with scientists at Njord.
Tverrfaglig skaperverksted skal motivere nysgjerrige og teknologiinteresserte studenter til forskning og innovasjon innen livsvitenskap.
We are delighted to cordially invite you to Njord Seminar Series for the spring semester of 2021.
In November 2019 85 scientists from all over the world met in Malargüe in the Mendoza Province of Argentina for the LASI6 workshop. (LASI’s official title is “The Physical Geology of Subvolcanic Systems: Laccoliths, Sills and Dykes.”). The aim was to clarify the state of the art in our understanding of volcanic plumbing systems(VPS) and to guide future research. AGU magazine EOS recently published an article by Olivier Galland and partners describing the outcome of the meeting.
Anja Røyne's impressive communication work is recognized by many. This week she received the Communication Award from Titan, news from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
EU-prosjektet EXCITE er et teknologitungt fellesskap for elektron- og røntgenmikroskopi som trenger bedre utnyttelse og deling av egen teknologisk infrastruktur. Og takket være UiO, kan forskerne behandle selv de tyngste bilder og datasett fra laptopen hjemme. Noe som er spesielt anvendelig nå under koronapandemien.
The students at the department of Geosciences every year give the "Teacher of the year"-award to the lecturer they find worthy of it. This year the award was given to Njord's postdoc Kristina Dunkel, only two years after our center leader Bjørn Jamtveit got the same award.
Climate change is a hot topic, for obvious and good reasons, and there is much discussion about what we need to do. To reach the goals for climate change we need to reduce the world's greenhouse gas emission drasticly, in fact so much that the emissions are less than zero within a couple of decades. Is that even possible?
Beauty can be found in the most ordinary of things. Some of the greatest scientists that ever lived endorse this viewpoint. Richard Feynman, in one of his many strokes of pure genius boldly spoke about the several layers of beauty that he - a curious observer of reality - could see in a flower. His “Ode to a Flower” is filled to the brim with the scientific and aesthetic joy.
Jane X. Luu, Eirik G. Flekkøy and Renaud Toussaint tell the story about cosmic dust-bunnies and how they are created in the last issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters.
In appreciation of AGU’s Outstanding Reviewers of 2019 AGU editors recognize the contributions of reviewers, whose valuable expertise continues to raise our journals’ high standards.
In a recent news article from the national, Norwegian broadcaster NRK, they write about three unlikely, but possible crises. Njord's Olivier Galland was interviewed about one of this scenarios - an outbreak of a supervulcano.
In 2002 PGP, Physics of Geological Processes, was established, as one of Norway's 13 first Centers of Excellence funded by the Research Council Norway. With the research at the center a new generation of interdisiplinary scientists with an unique background and set of qualifications came to life.
Two articles by Njord staff members are some of the most downloaded articles among recent publications in AGU's Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. Quite impressive!
As there were no counter-candidates the election was canceled. Solveig Kristensen is the new Dean and Bjørn Jamtveit the new Vice Dean from 1 January 2021. They have appointed Knut Mørken as Vice Dean for Education.
Since January this year it has been registered in increase in vulcano activity by Grindavik on Reykjanes in the southern part of Iceland. There has been several earthquakes and the ground has lifted. The vulcano Þorbjörn is alive, and in a recent article in Aftenposten Viten vulcano expert and Njord member Olivier Galland asks if we are prepared for an eruption.
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.
As the Corona-virus (COVID-19) hit Norway and the pandemic started spreading at a alarming speed, all the University of Oslo was as of March 12th 6PM closed down for all students and staff.