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  • moi_uio3 Tom Vincent-Dospital awarded with PhD-prize May 7, 2021

    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.

  • magneticjanssen2 "Magnetic Janssen effect" in Nature Communications May 4, 2021

    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.

  • francois-square Njord gets prestigious ERC-funding for "BREAK" Apr. 22, 2021

    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 origins and precursors of earthquakes.

  • physics_today_art-cover Art is Science and Science is Art Apr. 7, 2021

    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.