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Two young researchers from Bergen, a PhD student and a recently graduated PhD, have a paper accepted at this year's STOC conference.
Molecular biologist and toxicologist, Anders Goksøyr, has begun as the new Head at the Department of Biology (BIO) at the University of Bergen (UiB).
The Board of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has recently approved the appointment of two new professors at BIO: Jorun Karin Egge and Vigdis Vandvik.
Siv Hjorth Dundas er tilknyttet Teknisk faggruppe, lab, og Senter for Geobiologi. Hennes hovedansvarsområde er driften av ICPlaboratoriet.
It is not uncommon in Earth and environmental sciences that we need to study chemical and isotopic composition of solid samples on sub-microscopic scale. This is because many minerals and biological samples are heterogeneous and it is those variations on small scale that provide the most valuable information about the sample’s formation and history. For this reason, geologists have often been the... Read more
The Bergen Geoanalytical Facility - BGF (formerly CEIA) was established around several existing geoanalytical techniques at the University of Bergen and it was officially opened on 29th September 2005.
It feels silent, it feels empty. The biggest tree has fallen down. It all happened so fast, and we still cannot understand it.
The seismograph station installed by The Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen in Juba, Sudan early in 2009 is now collecting valuable information on local earthquakes in an area where the largest earthquake in Africa occurred in the junction between the Aswa shear zone and the East African Rift.
Friday 15. January 2010 Rannveig Øvrevik Skoglund defended her PhD-thesis at Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
BBC News Science and technology reporter, Jason Palmer, looks into the case of a computer scientist, Fabrice Bellard, claiming to to have computed the mathematical constant π to nearly 2.7 trillion (2.7x10^12) digits.
In 2009, Professor II Albert Imsland was the Department of Biology’s (BIO’s) most prolific author, with a total of 12 publications having a summed impact factor of 15.5.
Darwin Year is over! Congratulations to the Darwin enthusiasts at the Department of Biology (BIO) who made a year of celebratory events possible. Efforts began a couple of years ago to organise events to honour not only the lifetime achievements of this great man, but also the continuing relevance of his ideas across a broad range of scientific disciplines.
(from Geoviten-ekstern 18.12.2009) The department has recently installed a new Raman spectrometer at the Bergen Geoanalytical Facility on the second floor in Realfagbygget.
(from Geoviten-ekstern 18.12.2009) Our planet is a work of life. Biological and geological processes have been inextricably linked since life first emerged on Earth. Learning more about when and where life first evolved is central to understanding how geobiological systems have shaped our planet. The answers to these questions are preserved in sparse and fragmentary early Archean rocks that... Read more

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