Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

News archive for Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Jhabriel Varela is now having a Post-doctoral position at the Department of Mathematics and his project is part of the Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics. We met him to find out more about his background and the project.
Members of the UNESCO Chair team and representatives from Nordhordland Biosphere Reserve recently participated in the EuroMAB 2022 conference - "Tying cultures. Crossboarder cooperation between societies and generations."
A UiB-led study published in Cell Systems reveals that all cellular power plants - our mitochondria, plant chloroplasts, and more - have evolved according to a universal set of rules.
The Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology at the University of Bergen will be placed in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, effective January 1st, 2023.
Jokhongir Khayrullaev is a new Ph.D. student at the Department of Earth Science and his project is part of the Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics. We met him to find out more about his background and the project.
New study shows how different size-selective harvesting regimes can influence susceptibility of guppies to an ectoparasite.
Endre has started his master project where he is studying differences in the escape response of guppies.
HySchool, a Norwegian research school with focus on hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels, had its kick-off meeting at Solstrand outside Bergen this week and we are off to a good start.
While the majority of the Centre for Deep Sea researchers have gone out to the Norwegian Sea this summer to study seafloor processes and hydrothermal vents, Desiree Roerdink flew to the other side of the world to do exactly the same thing – in rocks that are more than three billion years old.
You can now submit your application for HySchool - Norwegian Research School on Hydrogen and Hydrogen-based Fuels. Deadline for submission: Sunday 8. January 2023
Arendalsuka 2022 has started, and our centre leaders are part of the program on multiple occasions. The yearly political festival covers a wide range of topics and activities, but Inger Måren and Vigdis Vandvik will appear on stage to discuss the nature crisis, how to bring a sustainability mindset to science education, and ways in which nature can be given a voice in our economic system.
The paper published earlier this year showing that infidelity can promote cooperation among male pied flycatchers has sparked some discussion.
In June 2022, geologists from the Department of Earth sciences, associated with the Bergen Offshore Wind Centre, sailed on a scientific cruise to Utsira Nord and Sørlige North Sea II to collect data that will be used to map the sea bottom conditions in the areas opened for offshore energy production. You can read the cruise report here.
The first-known, off-axis, high-temperature deep-sea hydrothermal vents along a portion of the northern East Pacific Rise are hotter and cover more area than any other hydrothermal vents studied to date along this section of the mid-ocean ridge. The discovery demonstrates that there are more hydrothermal vents in the deep-sea than previously thought, and underscores the need for high-resolution... Read more
“Sustainable use of wild species is key to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” says Professor Jeppe Kolding at the University of Bergen. He is one of 87 international experts co-writing a new report out Friday 8 July 2022.
Through the NORHED II-project CO2-EOR for CCUS in Colombia and Ecuador: Norwegian energy initiative, the Department of Physics and Technology will be receiving guest visitors from Ecuador and Colombia onward.
PostDoc Alicia Donellan Barraclough recently received funding for her project ACTIONABLE from The Norwegian Research Council, under the theme "Areas under pressure". The project is scheduled to start summer 2023. Read more about the project in Alicia's own words below.