New President and Vice President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Hans Petter Graver

Hans Petter Graver will be the new President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He is elected for the period 2019 - 2021. Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund will be new Vice President.

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Norwegian oceanographer remembered by Professor Walter Munk

Walter Munk Group Photo

Professor emeritus Walter Munk, the hundred year old oceanographer, visited Norway on the occasion of Maud's homecoming to remind us of the historic importance of oceanography and the heroic age of polar exploration. 

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Seven scientific pioneers received the 2018 Kavli Prizes

Kavli Prize Laureates

The Kavli Prize Laureates in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience received their prizes from His Majesty King Harald V at an award ceremony in Oslo Concert Hall today, Tuesday 4 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 and Heidi Ruud Ellingsen co-hosted the ceremony.

(04.09.2018) More

Record turnout for Atiyah’s Abel Lecture at ICM in Rio

Abel Lecture at ICM Rio 2018

1250 mathematicians from all over the world filled the big conference hall in Rio de Janeiro on Monday the 6th of August to listen to Sir Michael Atiyah’s  Abel Lecture, “The Future of Mathematical Physics: New ideas in old bottles”.

(08.08.2018) More

Sir Michael Atiyah gives Abel lecture at ICM in Rio

Sir Michael Atiyah, Abel Lareate 2004

Sir Michael Atiyah who receiced the Abel Prize in 2004, shared with Isadore Singer, will give the Abel Lecture at ICM in Rio on the 6th of August. He has titled the lecture: "The Future of Mathematical Physics: new ideas in old bottles". Atiyah will be introduced by Jacob Palis, former president of the International Mathematical Union and a member of the Abel Committee.

(26.07.2018) More


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Forthcoming events

19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018

Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience II

Other events

Location: Store auditorium, Rikshospitalet / OUS

Konferansen har til formål å styrke samarbeidet mellom USA og Norge og de øvrige land i Norden for å fremme forskning og utvikling innen ‘Precision Neuroscience’, hvor diagnose og behandling av sykdommer i hjernen baserer seg på presis kunnskap om sykdommens og den enkelte pasients egenskaper. 

27 September 2018 at 18:00 - 27 September 2018 at 20:15

The environmental footprint of population growth


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

The world’s population is continuously growing. How does this growth affect climate change accelerators such as greenhouse-gas emissions? What is the true nature of the relationship between population growth and climate change, and what are the ethical considerations when addressing this relationship?

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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