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She’s both a groundbreaking computer scientist and an excellent teacher; and now she’s awarded the Teaching Prize at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
This week a team of scientists and drillers will begin the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) expedition to drill the active offshore Corinth Rift in Greece. Researchers Dr Casey Nixon, Dr Sofia Pechlivanidou and Professor Rob Gawthorpe from UiB-GEO form a significant presence within the science party for this exciting expedition.
On Fridtjof Nansen's birthday, Elin Darelius was awarded by the Fram committee for her polar science, shared with Jan Inge Faleide at UiO.
Last weekend, NCPC, the Nordic Collegiate Programming Contest, was held, and students from informatics did well! In the student class (ICPC eligible) UiB became the best Norwegian university with 5 of the top 6 places.
Thibaut Barreyre at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea research has been appointed to lead a new InterRidge working group focusing on Integrating Multidisciplinary Observations in Vent Environments (IMOVE).
The summer of 2017 a long-term temperature sensors, current meters, pressure gauge and ocean bottom seismometers (OBS) was deployed to look at how natural physical processes (e.g. ocean tides, micro-earthquakes) to constrain subsurface permeability structure beneath Loki’s Castle hydrothermal site.
September 6th to 8th we arranged the MagellanPlus Workshop Series Programme in Bergen, at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research. The goal was to discuss to plan and draft up an IODP proposal for JR-style drilling of a series of holes on and off axis of the SKR to assess the cycling of carbon and consequences for life in sediments and shallow basement.
When the sad April weather became unbearable, six students went to Ustaoset at the far end of Hardangervidda one week after Easter, together with Professor Thomas Spengler and Course Assistant Sunil Kumar Pariyar, to hold a seminar in Mesoscale Dynamics with special focus on mountain meteorology.
A new study shows that reproductive investment in cod increased during a period of heavy exploitation, and then stabilized or possibly reversed when the exploitation pressure was greatly reduced. However, this pattern was only found for males.
Finn Gunnar Nielsen was the head of the R&D project where the first full-scale prototype of a floating wind turbine was developed. He held a talk at Bergen Energy Lab the 29th of August, telling the story of Hywind from the idea was born to the world’s first floating wind farm currently being installed in Scotland.
Meet our PhD candidate, Sergej Stoppel, who teach computers to understand what you want to do. How about having a robot draw your portrait for example?
- I think it's really nice to study informatics in Bergen. We have a very good study environment. There is always a possibility to get help from both lecturers and fellow students, no matter what it should be! It's a good environment for learning here, and everyone helps everyone learn new things.
- I really enjoy working here with the people in the visualization group, and also the opportunities for collaborating with other scientists. Besides work, I think the city of Bergen is really amazing. Both my partner and I love the nature that the surroundings of Bergen have to offer, and the large metal community here as well.
Scientists will look into the heart of Surtsey, an island created 50 years ago by a volcanic eruption.
- The position offered by UiB was perfectly catered to my research interests, and the project allowed for progression in an exciting direction that would be of personal appeal. Not to mention the opportunity to work at a great institute situated in such a picturesque city!
This is a message to new students from our (very own) professor Fredrik Manne, who was recently appointed outstanding lecturer. Well deserved for a professor with 20 years of experience, who is passionate about his field and is loved by his students. The man who walks into the auditorium with anticipation, loves teaching and puts his students first. This is what we call excellent teaching!
That the ocean slows down global warming by absorbing CO2 from the air, is pure chemistry. But to find out how much, you have to know how the ocean moves. Friederike Fröb's PhD shows that both weather and ocean currents play a role.

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