Department of Physics and Technology, UoB
Dear colleagues and students,
Regarding the work on departmentÕs strategies for the period 2011-15, you have all received an e-mail with the names of 18 appointed working committees, along with a brief list of their mandates. Here is the list of working committees and their leaders:
1. Committee for research and teaching cooperation
a. Nanophysics, microelectronics, measurement science, optics, nuclear physics and accoustics, Leader: ¯yvind Frette
Microelectronics and nano-physics
c. Space physics, particle physics, nuclear physics, microelectronics and measurement science, Leader: Bjarne Stugu
Reservoir physics, multi-phase, process safety and thermodynamics
Physics didactics and school physics
Medical physics and technology
2. Committee for housing
Leader: Gjert Furhovden
3. Committee for new technology lab building
Leader: Geir Anton Johansen
4. Committee for external funding
Leader: Arne Graue
5. Committee for annual budget distribution
Leader: Harald Gjerdahl
6. Committee for profiling and outreach
Leader: Kjartan Olafsson
7. Committee for temporary employees and externally funded researchers
Leader: Grete Ersland
8. Committee for health, environment and safety
Leader: ¯ystein Olsen
9. Committee for BSc and MSc students
Leader: Terje Finneks
10. Committee for undergraduate teaching
Leader: Stein Dankert Kolst¿
11. Committee for active emeriti
Leader: Johan Stadsnes
12. Committee for mechanical workshop development
Leader: Kre Nj¿ten
The purpose of these committees is to secure a solid basis for and good anchoring of the atrategic plan. All employees and students affiliated with our department are free to give their input via e-mail to one of the committee leaders. Therefore, it might be useful to download and read the document Mandate for working committees which also lists all the respective committee members. All general comments can be sent to the below signed.
The point of these committees is to use as little time as possible on drafting brief reports which will form the best basis for the strategic plan. Thank you all for prioritizing this activity in an otherwise very busy schedule!
Physics Meeting in Oslo 20.-22. June
We would like to remind you that our colleagues in Oslo have invited everyone to the annual Physics Meeting, which will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of the University in Oslo. We would like to encourage all of you to participate in this meeting. PhD and master students who have signed up with a presentation will have the conference fee covered by the Norwegian Physics Association. IFT will also cover part of the travel and accommodation costs, with up to 1500 NOK per student – the rest is requested to be paid by the participating group. For more information, contact Per Osland.
Lecture by Kjell Maroni, head, Fishery- and Marine Research Fund:
Environmental Aspects in Salmon Production – Scientific Challenges
Salmon raising is NorwayÕs largest food production industry today. Which viewpoint should the society, economy, politicians and others take regarding the effevts such production necessarily has on the environment? There has been great focus on salmon lice, contagious diseases, nutrients, escaped salmon and wild salmon stocks. Is it possible to measure these environmental effects? Are there any indicators which both the managements, food industry, environmental movements, salmon breeders etc. agree on? Is it at all possible to come to an agreement?
These are some of the challenges Norwegian and international researchers are facing and are frequently asked to address. The lecture will not go into depth regarding all of these issues, but will try to illuminate them and hopefully open a constructive debate which will result in contributions to be further applied in promoting salmon production within an acceptable framework, particularly in Norway.
This meeting is open for all interested parties. The lecture will be followed by a simple meal. Registration is required only of those who intend to join us for the meal, and can be done either via e-mail or phone 73 59 54 63, latest by 15:00 oÕclock on Thursday, March 31.
SFF-race has begun
Today (Friday, March 25) is the deadline for all of your proposals on SFF (Centre for Groundbreaking Research), to deliver your first drafts to the Research Administrative Department. IFT will participate with 4 proposals:
á Birkeland Center for Space Science - How Earth is coupled to Space? Lead by Nikolai ¯stgaard
á Centre for Dark Matter Research – probing the Dark Side of our Universe, on Earth and in the Sky lead by Anna Lipniacka
á Center for Matter and Energy Research: Reaction Dynamics of Matter under Extreme Conditions lead by Laszlo Csernai
In addition, the Acoustics Group has come up with two other proposals, one from the Marine Research Department and one from MedViz. It seems there will be a total of 12 proposals from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, making a total of ca 25 proposals from the entire UoB.
á Helseth LE: Light-induced magnetic vortices OPTICS LETTERS Volume: 36 Issue: 6 Pages: 987-989
á Hagen BC, Frette V, Kleppe G, Arntzen, BJ: Onset of smoldering in cotton: Effects of density FIRE SAFETY JOURNAL Volume: 46 Issue: 3 Pages: 73-80