27-28 October 2014:
on "Stochastics and Risk for Energy Markets" Organizers: Fred Espen Benth and Giulia Di Nunno.
New Scientific Director at CAS
1 January 2015 Vigdis Broch-Due will take over as Scientific Director at CAS. Broch-Due is Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen (UiB). She also holds a special Professoriate in International Poverty Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB.
Our current Scientific Director, Brit Solli, will be leaving CAS 31 October 2014 to take up a position as Professor at NTNU Trondheim. Office Manager Maria Sætre is appointed Acting CEO for the remainder of the year.
Vigdis Broch-Due and Asbjørn Kjønstad, Chairman of the CAS Board (Photo: Maria R. Tesaker/CAS)
Three members of The Academy awarded the Nobel Prize
CAS congratulates May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser (NTNU, Norway) and John O'Keefe (UCL, UK) with the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine. John O'Keefe was earlier this year awarded The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.
O'Keefe had several shorter stays here at the Centre in the late '90s working on the CAS-sponsored book project "The Hippocampus Book" together with Per Andersen, Richard Morris, David Amaral and Tim Bliss.
The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is a basic research institution where outstanding researchers from Norway and abroad are invited to spend a year. During their stay at CAS, researchers are excused from all duties other than pure research, giving them the time they need to bring all their creativity to bear in an inspiring international environment together with colleagues from their own and other disciplines. The goal is to enhance and internationalise independent basic research in Norway.
Each year, group leaders are chosen from among prominent Norwegian researchers to head three research groups in the following fields:
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