Genome editing - the start of a new era?

Emmanuelle Charpentier

The new CRISPR-Cas9 technology, which was selected as the breakthrough of the year in 2015 by Science, allows introduction of changes in the genome without the addition of foreign genetic material. The applications are manifold, in medicine, and in the bio-sciences. Emmanuelle Charpentier, one of the discoverers of the technology, speaks at this open meeting, along with Ragnhild Eskeland and Olav Gjelsvik.

(13.01.2017) More

"Abel in Barcelona" with lecture by Louis Nirenberg

Louis Nirenberg, Abel Laureate 2015

Institut d'Estudis Catalans will host the Abel in Barcelona-event on Monday the 16th of January. In connection with the final meeting of the Abel committee, whose task it is to select the Abel Prize Laureate for 2017, there will be an afternoon of lectures aimed at a broad mathematical audience. Louis Nirenberg, who shared the Abel Prize 2015 with John Nash, will give the first lecture. There will also be lectures by two of the Abel committee members, Luigi Ambrosio and Ben Green.

(04.01.2017) More

Academic freedom under pressure in Turkey

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA), The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS), Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA), and The Young Academy of Norway (AFYF) condemn the attempted coup d'état in Turkey, but are at the same time deeply concerned about the developments since then.

(19.08.2016) More

The Birkeland Lecture 2016: Our Dynamic Sun

By Professor Eric Priest, St Andrews University, Scotland

Professor Eric Priest gave the Birkeland Lecture in 2016

This year's Birkeland Lecture took place at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the 22nd of September. Eric Priest chose the sun as the focus point for his lectrue. The Sun, an object of worship for early civilisations, is the main source of light and life on Earth and of our space weather, with many subtle effects on our environment. Furthermore, on the Sun we can view in exquisite detail many cosmical processes that occur across the universe in more distant and exotic environments.

(12.08.2016) More

Kavli Prize award ceremony hosted by Alan Alda and Lena Kristin Ellingsen

The Kavli Prize Laureates in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience received their prizes from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in Oslo Concert Hall today, Monday 6 September. The Kavli Prize consists of USD 1 million in each of the fields. In addition the laureates receive a gold medal and a scroll. The American actor Alan Alda and the Norwegian actress Lena Kristin Ellingsen were the masters of ceremonies.

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg is this evening hosting a banquet at Oslo City Hall in honour of the Kavli Prize laureates.

(15.07.2016) More


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Forthcoming events

21 March 2017 at 12:00

Abel Prize announcement

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The name of the 2017 Abel Laureate will be announced by the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The chair of the Abel committee will then give the reasons for the awarding of the prize, followed by a popular science presentation of the prize winner's work.

23 May 2017 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 at a nearby theatre, Det Norske Teatret.

24 May 2017 at 10:00 - 24 May 2017 at 15:30

The Abel Lectures 2017

Location: Georg Sverdrups Hus, University of Oslo

The Abel Laureate will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo followed by two Abel Lectures, usually on topics related to the prize winner's work. For some years now a popular science lecture has also been part of the program.

15 June 2017 at 18:30

The Birkeland Lecture 2017


Location: Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo

Professor David Southwood, former director of European Space Agency (ESA) will give this year's Birkeland Lecture.

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