Friday March 9th 2012
From the head of department
Today I would like to encourage all of you who have the opportunity to join the open seminar / master meeting this Friday at 14:15, read more below. This is not just an opportunity for all of you bachelor students to get an overview of the diversity and possibilities at our department – you will also get to see that the educational offer has high relevance for the job market. This applies not only petroleum technology and similar study programmes and directions, but also nuclear physics, particle physics, space physics and others. It is very seldom that IFT students end up unemployed!
At the same time, I would like to encourage all of the IFT students and employees to join the seminar and get an insight into what other research groups are dealing with – there is such a diversity that none of us actually have a full insight into.
News and general information
All are welcome to attend the open seminar led by Kristine Indahl Helle introduces and with several other speakers aimed at discovering:
· The Research Possibilities and Diversity at IFT
Today, Friday, March 9 at 14:15, Auditorium B. Coffee, soft drinks and sweet rolls from 14:00.
This week’s open seminar will be a sort of master studies meeting, with the intention to inspire bachelor students to take a master in physics. Kristine will give a first presentation of web-issue of IFT-matrix which will, among other things, give a clearer overview of all the master study possibilities at our department. All of the study fields of physics will be presented in ca. 7 min presentations of research done by various research groups, including the interdisciplinary research areas conducted at our department.
This is also a great opportunity for all the employees and master students at IFT to come and get some updates on what the other research groups are dealing with, as well as to learn about the great research diversity to be found at our department.
IFT seminar next Friday
Next Friday all are welcome to attend the open seminar with Dr. Patrick T. Newell from The John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Maryland, USA:
Next Friday, March 16 at 14:15, Auditorium B. Coffee and a small snack from 14:00. Do find some time for this one!
The aurora, or northern lights, is the airglow resulting when energetic particles from space strike the upper atmosphere. The aurora is the only manifestation of the dynamic space weather processes in constant play surrounding the Earth visible to the unaided eye. Thus the auroral oval, roughly a ring around both magnetic poles, is a projection screen upon which major disturbances to the Earth’s magnetosphere can be observed. The most prominent example of this is the auroral substorm, which provides the best viewing from the ground, while explosively releasing magnetic energy stored in the Earth’s magnetotail. We discuss the aurora primarily as seen from global satellite images and particle data, and the way in which it reflects space weather.
Seminars during the rest of the year
This will be a very active year with many seminars, and if you would like to find out more about those already planned, you can follow the updates at this web page. Please note that many of these are open seminars arranged by the faculty. Come and join, get an overview and broaden your horizons!
Open meeting at the Norwegian Technical Science Academy
NTVA invites to a meeting in Bergen with the managing director Arvid Nøttvedt of the Christian Michelsen Research Centre:
Tuesday, March 20 at 19:00 in Nansen Centre at Marineholmen, Thormøhlens gate 47. The meeting will be followed by a simple meal of fish soup and socializing. The price is 100 NOK per meal. Registration until 15:00 on Thursday, March 15, but this is required only if you intend to join us for the meal.
Reminder: Ethics for breakfast
European Energy Conference - E2C
The European Forum for Energy Research invites to the European Energy Conference - E2C 17 – 20 April 2012, MECC, Maastricht.
The chairman of the conference, Prof. Bolt, has put together with the Scientific Committee a highly interesting programme with keynote presentations on basically all relevant topics. The conference if of interest not only for specialists but for all who feel they should bring their knowledge in this for physicists so important field up to date. In addition, the conference gives room to political views and contacts and allows the participants to interact with panel speakers in a final round table discussion. Research institutions and industry will use the opportunity of the conference for exhibitions.
Programme, more information and instructions for registration is available at the conference website.
MSc Hanna-Mari Viktoria Tikkanen will hold a PhD trial lecture of the following title:
Tuesday, March 13 at 09:15 in room 292, IFT
We would like to remind you that the h-bar is open each Friday from 19:00-01:00 and that every second Friday (even weeks) there is a quiz with nice prizes starting from 21:00.
H-bar is run by Fagutvalget of the Physics department and is primarily for physics students – but the employees are also very welcome!
IFT in the media
Publications registered in ISI Web of Science
We congratulate on the following “highlight” in Vol. 43 No.1 in EuroPhysicsNews:
o S. Selstø, T. Birkeland, S. Kvaal, R. Nepstad and M. Førre: A master equation approach to double ionization of helium, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44, 215003 (2011)
o ATLAS Collaboration: Buanes T, Burgess T, Eigen G, Johansen LG, Kastanas A, Leibig W, Lipniacka A, Mohn B, Oye OK, Rosendahl PL, Sandaker H, Sjursen TB, Stugu B, Tonyan A, Ugland M et al.: Search for anomalous production of prompt like-sign muon pairs and constraints on physics beyond the standard model with the ATLAS detector PHYSICAL REVIEW D Volume: 85 Issue: 3 Article Number: 032004 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.032004
o Eigen G, Stugu B et al.: Search for CP violation in the decay tau(-) -> pi K--(s)0 (>= 0 pi(0))v(tau) PHYSICAL REVIEW D Volume: 85 Issue: 3 Article Number: 031102 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.031102
o ATLAS Collaboration: Buanes T, Burgess T, Eigen G, Johansen LG, Kastanas A, Leibig W, Lipniacka A, Mohn B, Oye OK, Rosendahl PL, Sandaker H, Sjursen TB, Stugu B, Tonyan A, Ugland M et al.: Measurement of the pseudorapidity and transverse momentum dependence of the elliptic flow of charged particles in lead-lead collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector PHYSICS LETTERS B Volume: 707 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 330-348 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.12.
o Sorngard S. A.; Forre M.; Hansen J. P.: Angular resolved phonon emission from excited quantum dots NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Volume: 14 Article Number: 013035 DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/14/1/013035
o Zschocke Sven; Hilger Thomas; Kaempfer Burkhard: In-medium operator product expansion for heavy-light-quark pseudoscalar mesons EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL A Volume: 47 Issue: 12 Article Number: 151 DOI: 10.1140/ epja/ i2011-11151-y
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