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Published Oct. 14, 2020 9:07 PM

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.

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Published Sep. 29, 2020 10:42 AM

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.

Published June 25, 2020 11:28 AM

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.

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Published May 5, 2020 1:20 PM

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.

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Published Mar. 19, 2020 11:18 AM

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.

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Published Mar. 19, 2020 10:25 AM

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.

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Published Feb. 26, 2020 9:57 AM

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.

På Island finner vi vulkanen Katla som kan ha innvirkning på Norge ved utbrudd. Den ligger 1512 moh og 300–400 meter under den 595 km² store isbreen Mýrdalsjökull. Katla krateret har en diameter på 10 km. Foto: Chris 73/CC BY-SA 3.0
Published Jan. 14, 2020 2:07 PM

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. 

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Published Oct. 18, 2019 3:05 PM

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.  

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Published Sep. 6, 2019 2:51 PM

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.