Friday March 16 2012
From the head of department
Department council decided at a meeting last Friday to increase contribution margins on all externally financed PhD-positions in order to cover all costs related to these projects and thus reduce the deficit in this year’s budget. We are now working on a list of the current PhD-positions and this will be presented for and drafted with research group leaders next Friday.
Have a great weekend,
News and general information
Horizons – the faculty’s new lecture series
As previously announced, the faculty has started a new lecture series called Horizons for all interested. This is a measure which places focus on bigger scientific issues and challenges which concern us all. Before the lectures one can get a small snack and a cup of coffee, as well as meet other colleagues both from one’s own and other departments. The lecturers are instructed to bear in mind that they have a rather wide audience of different levels of expertise. We do not have very many interdisciplinary open seminars at the faculty, but this is one of them. In March the faculty will mark the 150th anniversary of Vilhelm Bjerknes’ birth, and it will be celebrated with two horizon lectures. Therefore we encourage all of you to participate in Horizon lectures on March 19 and 22:
1. All are welcome to the faculty’s guest lecture with Brian Hoskins, Imperial College:
Monday, 19. March 2012, at 10:15 in auditorium at Vilvite centre.
A discussion will be given of modern climate science, highlighting aspects of it that reflect the fundamental influence of Vilhelm Bjerknes. These include the scientific approach to prediction, the seamless nature of the weather and climate problem, and the attempt to understand phenomena based on materially conserved quantities. More generally his influence is seen in the drive to provide predictions that are of practical use to our community.
2. Already the same week, all are welcome to the next guest lecture in the series with Odd Helge Otterå, Bjerknessenteret Uni Research:
Thursday, 22. March 2012, at 14:15 in auditorium at Vilvite centre
In order to gain an understanding on how the climate has changed over time, one must turn to the indirect measurements from the past climate archives. This lecture will have a special focus on how instrumental the observations and reconstructions of past climate can be used along with the climate models in order to understand the natural and man-made climate changes. Join us on this journey from the last Ice Age to the warm climate of the Stone Age, through the little ice age and all the way to the global warming we have today.
The 7-mountain Conference
A tempting and exciting programme for the conference is now ready and available for downloading from the conference webpage where there is also a link for registering. The conference has also its own page at Facebook. Even if you are not sure if you will be able to participate, it is still a good idea to mark the date in your calenders.
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.
Advisor: How to spread information about local arrangements?
If you are having a visit from an important guest lecturer, are launching something new, arranging a seminar, exhibition, debate or have other local arrangements? In the new supervisor you can get practical and simple tips on how you can spread information to students, employees, external audience or the media. The supervisor can also be found at Intranet and consists of a Section for communication advice in Communications department. But don’t forget that IFT-posten is also an important channel for such information!
The last issue of PhD-news, nr 1. 2012 is now available for download.
We would like to remind you that h-bar is open every Friday from 19:00-01:00. This week there is a quiz with nice prizes, starting from 20:00.
H-bar is run by Fagutvalget of the Physics department and is primarily aimed at students – although the employees are also welcome!
On March 27 at 19:00 we will arrange a pub lecture on the topic of Climate research – seen from the perspective of quantum mechanics at h-bar.
TeknoVest’s new webpages
The new net portal of TeknoVest has been launched last week. It shows, among other things, all of the study programmes within natural sciences and technology offered at the University of Stavanger, Høgskolen Stord Haugesund, Høgskolen in Bergen, Sjøkrigsskolen, University of Bergen, Høgskulen in Sogn and Fjordane, and Høgskolen in Ålesund. This year’s TeknoVest-brochure which shows possible transfers between bachelor and master programmes across the various institutions, can be downloaded from this page.
IFT in the media
The film entitled The Practical Professor about research-driven innovation with Erling Hammer in the main role will be shown at NRK2 as part of the programme called Kunnskapskanalen on Saturday, 17. March 2012 at 16:30.
Publications registered in ISI Web of Science
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 cross section for the production of a W boson in association with b-jets in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector PHYSICS LETTERS B Volume: 707 Issue: 5 Pages: 418-437 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.12.046
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.: Measurements of the electron and muon inclusive cross-sections in proton-proton collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector PHYSICS LETTERS B Volume: 707 Issue: 5 Pages: 438-458 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.12.054
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 top quark pair production cross section in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV in dilepton final states with ATLAS PHYSICS LETTERS B Volume: 707 Issue: 5 Pages: 459-477 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.12.055
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 displaced vertices arising from decays of new heavy particles in 7 TeV pp collisions at ATLAS PHYSICS LETTERS B Volume: 707 Issue: 5 Pages: 478-496 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.12.057
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