Monday April 30. 2012
a word from the head of department
We now have the number of applicants to our B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs. At IFT we can still be satisfied with good recruitment, see below. The study administration examined the applicants’ first and second choices. A total of 53 applicants applied to the newly established M.Sc. program in energy. It was also concluded that this did not have a negative effect on the number of applicants applying to the other M.Sc. programs at the department. An exception is possibly process technology where many of the projects were already within renewable energy. There is, otherwise, a solid increase (13,1 %) in the number of applications to our faculty compared with the last year. This is clearly related to the recent successful hydrocarbon exploration activities. Also, the activities that were started about 10 years ago in order to increase the recruitment to the natural sciences could have played a certain role. Especially, when we see that there has been an increase of 58% in the number of applications to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences within the last 5 years.
Have a good day,
NEWs and general information
7-fjellskonferansen (The 7 Mountains Conference)
This year’s 7-fjellskonferans (The 7 Mountains Conference) is going to be an exciting event with a resilient program which can be downloaded from the conference web-pages. Registration can also be done through the web-pages. The conference also has a page on Facebook. Join and learn about the great topics within renewable energy and about more specialized topics in one of the 4-parallel sessions. Remember that students can join the program free of charge – more information on this can be found in the conference web-pages.
See also The Bergen Chamber of Commerce’s Interaction no. 2 2012 whose theme is renewable energy.
Horizons – The Faculty’s Lecture Series
All are welcome to the open seminar where Assoc. Prof. Inga Berre at the Department of Mathematics / CMR will be giving a lecture:
· Varm energi under horisonten (Warm energy under the horizon)
May 3., Thursday at 15:00, Auditorium A. Refreshments will be served before the lecture.
Energy that corresponds to 15 times today’s annual energy consumption lies in the Earth’s crust. Today, a very tiny portion of this energy can be recovered for production of electricity and heat. How can we recover more? This is one of the questions Inga Berre will be addressing during the lecture. The lecture will discuss possibilities and obstacles regarding the recovery of geothermal energy. Geological and technological as well as social challenges will be discussed. Discussions regarding the possibilities of increased utilization of this pure form of energy will also take place.
Course books for the fall of 2012 – message from Studia
Studia is working with having correct number of the correct books ready for the start of the next semester. It is therefore important that we receive the reading lists from all of the lecturers in good time. This year the deadline is May 5. As usual we will be giving five gift cards worth 1000 NOK each,- the lucky ones will be picked from those of you who deliver the lists within the dead-line. As of this year, the reading lists can be registered on the internet. Also, the following form can be filled out and returned to Erna Ask Egeland, either by internal post or over the telephone 55 54 51 73.
Studia needs the book titles, author names, if possible the ISBN and publisher names, and the number of students per course. Studia should be notified even if this year’s reading list is the same as that of the previous year.
Candidates for Yara’s Birkeland prize in physics and chemistry
The prize, which is at 25.000 NOK, will, in 2012, be given to an excellent PhD dissertation within physics that was defended in 2010 or 2011. The Norwegian Physics Society (NFS) and the Norwegian Chemistry Society will be managing the announcement and evaluation of the incoming dissertations. NFS invites hereby all Norwegian institutions which award PhD degrees in physics to nominate a limited number of dissertations in line with the statute.
The Cancer Society announces research funds
The Cancer Society announces the annual research funds. One can apply for these funds in order to conduct researcher initiated cancer related research projects within the following research themes: basic research, translational research, clinical research, epidemiological research, health- and social science research and alternative/complementary research.
The application deadline is on Friday June 1. 2012 at 12:00. The Cancer Society will be only accepting applications that are sent electronically through their application portal. For more information, see the Cancer Society’s web-pages or the application portal.
Annual Meeting of the Nordic Microscopy Society 12-15 June 2012.
Welcome to the 63rd Meeting of the Nordic Microscopy Society in Bergen, 2012.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Scandem 2012 meeting.
The Scientific program covers latest instrumentation and methodology in materials and life science, as well as research where microscopy plays a crucial role. We welcome submissions for oral and poster presentations. During the conference there will be a trade exhibition in the area adjacent to the lecture halls. An afternoon-session on Thursday is dedicated to company presentations.
We have a range of exiting plenary and invited lectures from all over the world. Microscopy always has been and is increasingly so an important tool in science. Use this chance to get an overview of the newest techniques, including recent developments in atomic force microscopy, atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy, environmental electron microscopy, super-resolution optical microscopy and much more.
Deadline for abstract submission is 7th of May. The conference remains open for registration online up till June 10th. It is also possible to registre at the conference site during the conference (Realfagbygget). For questions you may contact Professor Bodil Holst.
The number of applicants at IFT – B.Sc. and M.Sc.
Samordnet Opptak has now published the applicant numbers. The number of applications to our B.Sc. programs is as follows:
· Physics: 53 (+11 from 2011, increase of 26%)
The main application deadline for M.Sc. programs is permanently moved to April 15. In total, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences had 518 first priority applicants, and among all the departments IFT is the one with the largest number of applications, 112 (against 134 applicants in 2011). The distribution of the applicants was as follows:
· Physics: 30 (-6 from 2011)
· Petroleum technology: 35 (-2)
For IFT the new M.Sc. program in Energy is also relevant:
· Energy – Energy technology: 24
· Energy – Nuclear power: 1
· Energy – Renewable energy: 28
· Energy – CO2-handling: 0
The M.Sc. program in Energy will be managed by the Department of Geophysics. See this orientation for details on the number of applications to various M.Sc. programs at our faculty.
h-bar is open every Friday 19.00-01.00. Each even-numbered week, there is a quiz with prizes for the winners.
h-bar is run by the Science Committee at the department and is primarily for the department’s students – but employees are also welcome!
IFT in the media
· Egil Lillestøl: En fremtid bygget på vind, vann og «vennlig» kjernekraft (A future built on wind, water and “friendly” nuclear power) Samspill nr. 2 2012, Bergen Næringsråd
· Bjørn Kvamme and Arne Graue: Blått gull (Blue gold) Offshore.no April 13.
· Bodil Holst Nanoteknologi i senioruniversitetet (Nanotechnology in the senior university) Kvinnheringen April 20.
· Jan S Vaagen: Innovasjon – i Christie ånd Bergens Tidende (kun papirutgaven) April 25.
· Bjarne Stugu: Publisering og myter om «Big Science» (Publications and myths on ”Big Science”) På Høyden April 26.
Publications registered in ISI Web of Science
o Taxt Torfinn; Jirik Radovan; Rygh Cecilie Brekke; Gruner R; et al.: Single-Channel Blind Estimation of Arterial Input Function and Tissue Impulse Response in DCE-MRI IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Volume: 59 Issue: 4 Pages: 1012-1021 DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2011.2182195
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 new physics in the dijet mass distribution using 1 fb(-1) of pp collision data at root s=7 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector PHYSICS LETTERS B Volume: 708 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 37-54 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2012.01.035
o Rosendahl Peter L.; Burgess Thomas; Stugu Bjarne: A method to estimate the boson mass and to optimise sensitivity to helicity correlations of tau(+)tau(-) final states JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS Issue: 1 Article Number: 043 DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2012)043
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