Department of Physics and Technology
This year the government granted 50 mill NOK in order to stimulate SAK among the universities and the university colleges. SAK is an abbreviation for co-operation, labor sharing and concentration and there is a broad political agreement that these must be stimulated among the educational institutions. During this year UH-nett Vest was granted 3 mill NOK from these funds for the member institutions, HSF, UiB, HiB and HSH.
The percentage of employees with researcher education is currently increasing at the university colleges and therefore the research collaboration possibilities are getting better. In Western Norway many of them wish to collaborate with UiB in order to become part of a larger academic environment. Therefore all employees at IFT who is currently collaborating with HSF, HiB or HSH, or those who have the possibility to establish such collaboration for instance through earlier students who are now employed at these university colleges, should consider to apply for the announced funds through UH-nett Vest.
Invitation to apply for funds for research collaboration within UH-nett Vest
UH-nett Vest is now announcing funds for research collaboration for 2010/2011. The application deadline is November 15. Download more information on invitation and announcement. The funds are announced in two different categories:
1. Individual projects within the prioritized areas of the network. 1 mill NOK are reserved for this from UH-nett Vests internal funds. At least three of the institutions within UH-nett Vest shall be part of the applications. Projects in areas where already well research collaboration is established, shall be prioritized. The projects that will receive grants should have high scientific quality and societal relevance. The applications shall show relevant sources for funding a possible main project.
o Pedagogic, didactics and management in the school
o Health/social and care
o Technology with emphasis on energy and environment
o Musical sciences activities
o IKT and media
o Organization and management
2. Research collaboration, as extra support for collaboration in connection with research projects that have been granted funds from external sources, and in which the grants from UH-nett Vest will be used to attract one or more of the other collaborating institutions in UH-nett Vest to the ongoing research projects. The projects will not need to be within the collaboration areas in UH-nett Vest in order to be considered for these grants. The projects will neither need to have more than one collaboration partners. 2 mill NOK are reserved for this in the so-called SAK-funds from KD.
Informative meeting for foreign employees about retirement, special retirement
o Friday November 12 13:00-15:00 in auditorium 130, Christiesgt. 12
The meeting is primarily for the foreign employees, both those who are approaching the retirement age, those who have just arrived in Norway and those who will travel out of Norway after a few years. The meeting will be fruitful also for the administrative employees who are working with foreign employees. More information about the meeting here and registration here.
Researcher exchange 2011/2012 to University of Washington, Seattle
The researcher exchange between the University of Washington and the University of Bergen has now been functioning for more than 25 years. University of Washington can offer exchange within most of the scientific areas. Since 1979 more than 60 researchers have been exchanged from the University of Bergen, and all faculties have been represented. More information can be found here, and application form here.
In case some of you would like to apply for this researcher exchange program, you can send your applications to Diem Tran at the faculty within October 29. The faculty will then send the application(s) further to the Research Department within November 1.
Studia - Syllabus Spring 2011
StudiaÕs goal is to have correct syllabus in the shelves at all times. We are therefore dependent on help from the individual lecturers in order to achieve this goal. We would like to receive feedback from the lecturers even though there will not be any changes in the syllabus. In such cases, we would like you to notify us that there will not be any changes compared to the earlier lists.
Syllabus lists can be sent to Studia, Parkveien 1 or via e-mail to the pertinent person, Erna Egeland. The deadline is November 5 2010. In case there are more students than expected please let us know by the beginning of the semester so that we can order more copies of the relevant books as soon as possible. We can then avoid being sold-out for books. The lecturers who submit their lists before the deadline will participate in a lottery in which 5 gift cards, each worth 1000 NOK, from Studia will be given away.
Workshop for s¿kere
The deadline for Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) is on December 7 2010 and in connection with this the Norwegian Research Council will be arranging a workshop on November 8. The purpose of this meeting is to contribute to general knowledge about the scheme, and mainly to give applicants insight in to an evaluatorÕs standpoint during evaluation of Marie Curie IAPP-applications. This will hopefully give the applicants a possibility to improve their applications in the course of the month before the deadline, so that the project proposal can be found worthy of support.
Information on IAPP, the workshop, contact persons and registration details can be found here.
MSc. Karl Magnus Laundal will be holding the following trial lecture for his PhD degree:
o Ozonlagets fremtid (The Ozone layerÕs future)
Friday October 29. 2010 at 13:15 in room 292, IFT. All are welcome to listen!
o Horvat S, Magas VK, Strottman DD, Csernai LP: Entropy development in ideal relativistic fluid dynamics with the Bag Model equation of state PHYSICS LETTERS B Volume: 692 Issue: 4 Pages: 277-280
o Hoff DAL, Gregersen H, Oedegaard S, Hjertaker BT, Hatlebakk JG: Patients with functional chest pain have an increased oesophageal wall tone during bag distension SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY Volume: 45 Pages: 45-45
o Eigen G, Stugu B, Sun L et. al: Evidence for Direct CP Violation in the Measurement of the Cabbibo-Kobayashi-Maskawa Angle gamma with B--/+ -> D-(*K-)(()*()-/+) Decays, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Volume: 105 Issue: 12 Article Number: 121801
o Antonelli M, Asner DM, Bauer D, Eigen G, et al.: Flavor physics in the quark sector PHYSICS REPORTS-REVIEW SECTION OF PHYSICS LETTERS Volume: 494 Issue: 3-4, 197-414