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Professor emeritus Olav Eldholm, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, was Monday January 24, 2011 granted the academic degree Doctor rerum naturalium honoris causa by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) has recently started a drilling campaign in the Dead Sea looking for evidence of life in an extreme hypersaline environment.
Jo Brendryen defended his PhD-thesis 07. January 2011 at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen.
Mohammad Reza Saberi defended his PhD thesis Tuesday 9th of November 2010 at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen.
CGB Director, Rolf Birger Pedersen is interviewed in New Scientist about some of the latest discoveries on Earth's deep biosphere.
The paper presents the 2008 discovery of Loki’s Castle, the most northerly identified black smoker yet identified, and its unique vent fauna.
CGB researcher is an expert participant on an IODP cruise to the South Pacific.
BBC Science and Environment News highlights a recent article written by Daniel Fliegel et al in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Last night the Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) awarded its annual awards, which are aimed at recruiting outstanding young researchers.
Between the 20th and 30th of June 2010, 18 PhD students and 15 lecturers from Europe and China were gathered at the University Centre Obergurgl (Austria) for a summer school on ’Monsoon variability, teleconnections, and impacts on mid to low latitude glaciers’.
Analytical investigations of the Barberton Scientific Drill core are now in full swing. Back in summer 2008 scientists from CGB and the Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), at the University of Cape Town, S Africa extracted 800m of drill core containing rock material from the early Archean, a very important but little studied period in early Earth’s history.
The final details are being organized for this summer’s research cruises.
Christine Euler defended her PhD-thesis 18. June 2010, at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
Studies of the earliest life forms on Earth can provide insights into how to look for traces of possible life on Mars.
The Centre for Geobiology will organize a Raman-spectroscopy short-course June 2010.
On Friday 7. May Vibeke Bruvoll defended her PhD-thesis at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
This is the abstract of a seminar given by Nicola McLoughlin, during a month-long stay in South Africa at AEON September 2009.

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