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.

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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.

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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.

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Endre Szemerédi gives Abel Lecture at the 7th European Congress of Mathematics

Endre Szemerédi received the 2012 Abel Prize

For the first time in the history of the ECM one of the Abel Laureates will give a dedicated Lecture to the 7ECM participants. Endre Szemerédi, who received the Abel Prize in 2012, is going to talk about "Arithmetic progressions and graph theoretic lemmas". He will be introduced by Timothy Gowers. Øivind Andersen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, will deliver the opening address. The lecture will take place on 19 July from 16:30 till 17:30 in the main building of TU Berlin and is open to everybody.

(05.07.2016) More

Nine scientific pioneers to receive the 2016 Kavli Prizes

Ole M. Sejersted , President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Nine pioneering scientists from Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the USA have been named this year's recipients of the Kavli Prizes - prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted (picture) announced the names of the winners today, June 2. This year's laureates were selected for the direct detection of gravitational waves, the invention and realization of atomic force microscopy, and for the discovery of mechanisms that allow experience and neural activity to remodel brain function.

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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.

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