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.
In the documentary ‘Pseudotachylyte’, film maker Heidi 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.