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.
In the documentary ‘Pseudotachylyte’, film maker Hedi Morstang follows a group of researchers, including Njord's Luca Menegon, on their expedition in Lofoten. The documentary aims to portray scientists exploring landscape; through the microscopic view of the world to an understanding of deep time. The beautiful images from picturesque Lofoten, the slow pace and the observing point of view gives the documentary an almost meditative effect and gives the audience room for reflection.
To celebrate the 60 year anniversary of professor at Njord and Deputy Director of PoreLab SFF Knut Jørgen Måløy, PoreLab hosted a three day seminar in the Italian alps from January 27-30.
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.
Christmas came early for Associate Professor Jess McBeck who received a research grant from the Research Council of Norway.
The 25-29 of November 2019 is the time for the sixth conference and workshop in the LASI network. Olivier Galland from GEO-PGP and The Njord Centre is the main organiser of the conference, which gather geoscientists from all the world. Venue is Malargüe in Argentina.
In a photo competition on PhD-day, hosted by The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Science Library on October 18, Njord's Ole Rabbel won 2. place for his picture of a fieldtrip to Svalbard.
Professor Eirik Grude Flekkøy of Njord and PoreLab has just had two papers published in the Norwegian popular science journal Fra Fysikkens verden (The world of physics).
Together with the astronomer Jane X. Luu, Njord and PoreLab UiO professors Eirik Grude Flekkøy and Renaud Toussaint, may have identified the solar system's largest dust bunny.
The Kristine Bonnevie travel stipend is awarded to excellent young PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers to encourage international mobility.
This fall Njord welcomes associate professor Luca Menegon, post doctoral fellow Fabian Barras, and doctoral research fellows Joachim Falck Brodin, Zakarias Laberg and Vidar Skogvoll.
We are happy to announce that a photograph taken by Njord's researcher Olivier Galland is featured as the cover of the most recent issue of GeoExPro.
Former Njord PhD-candidate, Audun Skaugen, receives His Majesty the King's Gold Medal.The medal will be awarded at a prize ceremony at the annual celebration of the University of Oslo on September 2st.
NJORD is happy to welcome new postdoctoral fellow, Gaute Linga, to the center.
Njord's annual report for 2018 has finally arrived!
Njord has announced a new postdoctoral research fellowship in computational physics. The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to four years.
The cross-disiplinary group EarthFlows has been granted an extension for the period as a research Group. This means financing for Three more Doctoral Research Fellow- or Postdoctoral Research Fellow-positions, between 2019 and 2022.
The students at Department of Geosciences has made their verdict. In December last year Njord-director, prof. Bjørn Jamtveit, was presented with the "Lecturer of the year 2018"-award by The Geosciences Subject Committee.
Both prof. Anders Malthe-Sørenssen and Doctoral Research Fellow Joanna Dziadkowiec have been granted Fripro-funding from NFR for their projects. As the overall success rate for applications for funding from NFR this round was at only 3 %, we are thrilled that Njord's successrate was 33 %!
Njord's Anja Røyne won the prestigous Brageprisen for her Norwegian book "Menneskets grunnstoffer", which translates to "Human fundementals".