The Birkeland Lecture 2015

Our Connection to Space

Dr. Terrance Onsager, Birkeland Lecturer 2015

Dr. Terrance Onsager gave the 2015 Birkeland Lecture titled "Our Connection to Space" at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the 24th of September. Onsager is a physicist at the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado and Director of the International Space Environment Service. His education and research career concentrated first on fundamental topics of solar-terrestrial physics and more recently on applying our knowledge of Earth's space environment to address society's growing need for real-time space weather information.

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Stefan W. Hell gives Kavli Prize Laureate Lecture in Berlin

Stefan W. Hell

In 2014 Stefan W. Hell was awarded the Kavli Prize in nanoscience. He went on later in the year to win the Nobel Prize in chemistry as well. On 30 September 2015 he will give a Kavli Prize Laureate Lecture titled "Sharpness without limits: Light microscopy in the 21st century"at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. The lecture is organized by the Norwegian Embassy, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Max Planck Society.

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One year drift across the Arctic Ocean completed

Yngve Kristoffersen arrived in Longyearbyen on August 22. 2015.

Professor Yngve Kristoffersen arrived in Longyearbyen on August 22nd 2015 with the hovercraft Sabvabaa after drifting across the inaccessible Arctic Ocean during one year. Together with Audun Tholfsen this FRAM 2014/15 ice drift station has made unique geological, sea ice, ocean and atmospheric measurements in these pristine parts of our planet during all four seasons. On 12 October Yngve Kristoffersen will give the Nansen Memorial Lecture at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters about the exploration of the Arctic Ocean.

(02.09.2015) More

The 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum opened


From August 23 to 28, the third Heidelberg Laureate Forum gathers 26 recipients of the Turing Award, the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize and the Nevanlinna Prize. Five Abel Laureates take part this year. They will meet with young researchers from over 50 nations. Kirsti Strøm Bull, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, pointed out in her speech at opening ceremony that intellectual exchange between the laureates of mathematics and computer science and the young researchers is in the spirit of the Abel Prize that also supports activities for children and young people.

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First step towards the Abel Prize 2016

The Abel Committee had its first meeting at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on 26 and 27 September. To the right: Kristian Ranestad, Chair of the Abel Board.

The 15th of September 2015 is the deadline for nominating candidates for the Abel Prize 2016. The Abel Committee met for the first time at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the 26th and 27th of September to embark on the task of selecting a deserving candidate. The Academy's choice of Laureate is based on the Abel committee's recommendation. The Abel Committee is led by Professor John Rognes (left). To the right: Kristian Ranestad, chair of the Abel board.

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Forthcoming events

12 October 2015 at 11:30

Nansen Neuroscience Lecture 2015


Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

In the center of your brain are the ‘basal ganglia'. You use them all the time to select which actions to take. How can the basal ganglia learn to string together a sequence of motor actions to accomplish a goal, and how does this process get awry in disease?

24 May 2016 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.

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E-mail: dnva@online.no
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