Birkeland Lecture by Dr. Jean Lilensten: "A new window on our space environment"

The Polarization of the auroral emissions. A French - Norwegian discovery

Jean Lilensten

Auroras are not only one of the most munificent shows at the Earth. They are also the most spectacular effect of the relations between the solar wind and our space environment. Looking at auroras, one may feel astonished. Understanding them gives an additional feeling: that of the physical connection to the cosmos. Measuring the auroras is therefore a fantastic way to access parameters that are almost impossible to monitor in space. The stratospheric balloons do not go high enough while the satellites fly above this atmospheric layer.

(29.08.2014) More

Abel Laureates meet young researchers in Heidelberg

Three Abel Laureates who attended the 2014 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, from left Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan, Sir Michael Atiyah and John Tate.

The 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum brings together 200 gifted young researchers and winners of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics (Abel Prize and Fields Medal) and computer science (Nevanlinna Prize and Turing Award). The three Abel Laureates who are present here in Heidelberg are Sir Michael Atiyah, Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan and John Tate (picture). 

(23.09.2014) More

Gold and glory for nine Kavli Prize Laureates

The 2014 Kavli Prize Award Ceremony

The nine Kavli Prize winners from USA, Russia, Canada, Norway, Germany and United Kingdom received their prizes including a gold medal, a scroll and a share of 1 million US dollars in each of the three prize categories from His Majesty King Harald at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, today 9 September. The winners of the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics were the first to receive their prizes. Alan Alda, American actor, director and author, and Haddy N'jie, Norwegian-Gambian presenter, journalist, singer and songwriter, were the Masters of Ceremonies. The gala performance united science and culture in an event including a broad range of musical expressions, featuring artists who have shown their excellence in music. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

(09.09.2014) More

2014 Kavli Prize Science Forum

Higher Education in the 21st Century: The technological revolution in open education

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Education and Research

For universities and other institutions of higher education, it's a brave new and wireless world, as the Internet makes it possible for educators to reach far beyond the walls of a classroom and teaching anyone with a computer and Wifi connection. But what are the actual benefits and limitations of these virtual classrooms, and how should institutions respond to both the demand and the opportunity? The Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (picture) delivered the opening speech.

(29.08.2014) More

Abel Lecture by John Milnor at SEOUL ICM 2014

Abel Laureate John Milnor

"Topology through Four Centuries" is the title of John Milnor's Abel Lecture. The Abel Lecture will take place on Friday the 15th of August from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. in 3F Hall D, Coex Convention Center and will be open to everybody. John Milnor received the Abel Prize in 2011 "for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra".


(28.07.2014) More


<October 2014>
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Forthcoming events

7 October 2014 at 18:00

Using Functional Neuro-imaging to Detect Awareness After Serious Brain Injury


Location: Videnskapsakademiet, Drammensveien 78

Forum for Consciousness Reseach and The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters present this open meeting with lecturer Dr Adrian Owen of the Brain and Mind Institute, The University of Western Ontario, Canada.


10 October 2014 at 13:00

The Nansen Neuroscience Lecture 2014


Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The Nansen Neuroscience Lecture 2014 «Molecular events in Nansen's "Dotted Substance": Intracellular mechanisms governing higher cognitive network connections».

Lecturer: Amy FT Arnsten, Yale University. Open meeting. No registration necessary.

31 October 2014 - 2 November 2014

Abel Conference at IMA

Scientific conferences

Location: University of Minnesota, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

The IMA's Annual Abel Conference Series, held in honor and celebration of the Abel Prize Laureates, is a collaboration between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the IMA.

20 November 2014 at 18:00

Møte med foredrag av Jared Diamond

Academy meetings

Location: Videnskapsakademiet, Drammensveien 78

Professor Jared Diamond:
"The history of everybody, for the last 11 000 years"

Møtet innledes ved at Olav Lausund holder minnetale over Maren-Sofie Røstvig og Tove Bull holder minnetale over Andreas Bjørkum.

26 November 2014

Tema: Helse. Hvordan følge opp "The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health"

Other events

Location: Videnskapsakademiet, Drammensveien 78

25 March 2015 at 12:00

Abel Prize announcement

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The name of the 2015 Abel Laureate will be announced by the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

19 May 2015 at 14:00

Abel Prize Award Ceremony

Location: University Aula, Oslo, Norway

The Abel Laureate will receive the Abel Prize at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and an interview with the Abel Laureate in front of a live audience.

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi
Drammensveien 78
N-0271 Oslo
Telefon: +47 22 12 10 90
Telefaks: +47 22 12 10 99
E-post: dnva@online.no
Nettredaktør: Anne-Marie Astad
Design og teknisk løsning: Ravn Webveveriet AS
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Drammensveien 78
N-0271 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: + 47 22 12 10 90
Fax: + 47 22 12 10 99
E-mail: dnva@online.no
Web editor: Anne-Marie Astad
Design and technical solutions: Ravn Webveveriet AS