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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 Evolutionary Fisheries Ecology group will organize an NMA course, October 4-9, 2010 at the Marine Biological Station.
The Centre for Geobiology will organize a Raman-spectroscopy short-course June 2010.
Norwegian Natural History Museums join forces with Swedish institutions to establish research schools in biosystematics
After an exciting four months period waiting, with four internal candidates to the position, on wednesday March 24th it was finally announced that Jarle Berntsen is nominated Head of Department for the Mathematics Institute.
Marine Benthic Fauna of Møre og Romsdal
On Friday 7. May Vibeke Bruvoll defended her PhD-thesis at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
Congratulations to John Birks who has just been appointed Distinguished Visiting Scientist in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford with effect from 1 May 2010.
The Eurasian Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus are nesting again on the Realfagbygget roof.
Jean-Paul Balabanian et al. won the best student paper award at the Graphics Interface conference 2010 held in Ottawa, Canada, May 31- June 2.
This is the abstract of a seminar given by Nicola McLoughlin, during a month-long stay in South Africa at AEON September 2009.
If 2008 was the year of discovery – then for us 2009 has been a year of development.
Centre for Geobiology leader, Rolf Birger Pedersen, is participating in a research cruise out of the University of Southampton.
The 8th Abel prize laureate is John T. Tate (University of Texas at Austin). John Tate's scientific accomplishments span six decades and many fundamental ideas and constructions bear his hame...

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