The Young Academy of Norway to be established 29 October 2015

Young Academy English

Norway is in the process of establishing the Young Academy of Norway. The first call for members was issued earlier this year and the nearly 160 young researchers applied and 20 of them are now becoming the founding members of the Young Academy of Norway.

(15.10.2015) More

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.

(14.09.2015) More

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.

(14.09.2015) More

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.

(25.08.2015) More


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Forthcoming events

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.

16 August 2016 - 19 August 2016

The Abel Symposium 2016

Scientific conferences

Location: Barony Rosendal, Norway

Updated information about the symposium will be posted at this external home page http://hans.munthe-kaas.no/AbelSymp2016/

Please note that participation is by invitation only.

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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: dnva@online.no
Web editor: Anne-Marie Astad
Design and technical solutions: Ravn Webveveriet AS