The International Polar Ocean Day

«Kronprins Haakon»

Norwegian polar research has been evaluated and we are challenged to raise our ambitions. The new icebreaker research vessel “Kronprins Haakon” will contribute to strengthen Norway’s position as a leading nation on polar research, and also stimulate international cooperation. Several speakers will look further into the new opportunities for science, politics and international cooperation at the International Polar Ocean Day on January 31st.  

(19.01.2018) More

Summit Meeting in the Academy

Governor Brown takes the report to UNs Climate Change Conference in Bonn

Jerry Brown

Scientists from leading international academies met for the first time with politicians to help spur climate action by governments, business leaders and the public at large. This is seen in the light of the existential threat of climate change, including dangerous losses of plants and animal life. 

(10.11.2017) More

Science advisory board with the Governor of California at the Academy

Dialogue between politicians and academia is important to tackle climate change, but why is this so? How can we improve the conversation, and what is the current status on what we know and what we don’t? These are some of the questions that will be discussed when leading politicians and scientists meet at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in November. Among the participants are the Governor of California Jerry Brown, the Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen and Head of the Committee for Climate, Environment and Resource Use Nils Chr. Stenseth.

(06.11.2017) More

Kristian Birkeland and the Slow Dawn of Space Weather Understanding

Birkeland Lecture by David Southwood

Kristian Birkeland

Professor David Southwood from Imperial College, London gives the Birkeland Lecture at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo on 15 June at 6 pm. In 2017, the legacy of the physicist Kristian Birkeland still stands solid - 150 years after his birth and 100 years after his death. This lecture is one of many events during the Birkeland Anniversary 2017 that will take place 13-16th of June.

(29.05.2017) More

Yves Meyer received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald

Yves Meyer receives the 2017 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald

H.M. King Harald presented the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets, says John Rognes, chair of the Abel committee. Among the prominent guests attending the award  ceremony was the French ambassador to Norway, Jean-François Dobelle and the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

(26.05.2017) More


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Forthcoming events

22 January 2018 at 18:00 - 22 January 2018 at 20:15

Björn Merker about consciousness and the brain


Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, Oslo.

The meeting is open to the public.

31 January 2018 at 09:00 - 31 January 2018 at 19:00

International Polar Ocean Day

Scientific conferences

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, Oslo.

With the sea ice retreat the gateway to the high Arctic and the Polar Ocean is opening up. New opportunities appear which need to be met both in science, politics and through international collaboration.

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi
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N-0271 Oslo
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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Drammensveien 78
N-0271 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: + 47 22 84 15 00
E-mail: post@dnva.no
Web editor: Anne-Marie Astad
Design and technical solutions: Ravn Webveveriet AS