Monday January 23. 2012
A WORD FROM THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Innovation is a concept which may involve a lot of different things, but for us working at the university it primarily means research-driven innovation. Natural sciences research and innovation have always been going hand in hand and have resulted in a number of products, methods and technologies. There lies an exciting reciprocity there, perhaps especially in the field of physics, since the subject itself is highly dependent on technology for getting the answers to the big questions, and the subject itself contributes to new front technology. Sometimes these things are planned, other times they are not. What lies at the base is our own competence, but at times it may also involve the researchers’ network and contacts with other subject areas and businesses, which are equally important for an innovation to be born.
Next Friday we would like to invite you to the premiere of a movie which shows the diversity of innovation – with Professor Emeritus Erling Hammer as leading role. He started his professional career as an electrician, but then he took a degree and acquired top skills withing the field of technical cybernetics, electro-magnetism and measurement science. The application of his research has been diverse and span from medical technology to industrial measurement systems, the field in which he is still active. The movie was made by Univisjon at the initiative and with the support from the Department of Physics and Technology, Bergen Teknologioverføring and SFI Michelsensenteret. Come and join us this Friday at 14:00 in auditorium B at the Audietoriefløyen and be inspired!
Have a great weekend,
NEWS AND gENERAL informaTIon
Open seminars spring 2012
This semester, open seminars will be a mixture of great, all-inclusive scientific questions. What is new this year is that the faculty will start a series of faculty seminars (at the level of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) per semester with Jan Petter Hansen of the IFT joining forces and planning the programmes with Jarl Giske of BIO and Olav Eldholm. Their programme is aimed at making the MN-joined seminars a part of IFT open seminar activities, as well as of all other MN departments open seminars. So this will be a new meeting point between us and all other related departments. This also means that throughout this semester not all of the open seminars would be taking place on Fridays, and we hope that faculty seminars will find a fixed time which is identical to IFT’s fixed open seminar schedule. This means that we might have to drop the Fridays, but we will see in due time.
The following seminars are announced for spring 2012:
· Friday, 27. January: ”Diversity in research and innovation” Premiere of the movie about Erling Hammer’s career
· Monday, 13. February: MN-joined, Fred Spier, "Big History", preliminary information
· Friday, 17. February: "BTO - examples of commercialization of physics and other research"
· Friday, 30. March: "Fukushima - one year after the disaster" - cooperation with Energiforum
· Friday, 13. April: John Briggs, "The Origin of Time"
· We will also aim at organizing a lecture on Higgs-mechanism (which is now being observed).
All of the lectures will be greatly advertised as it had always been the case. If you have any other suggestions for a suitable lecture, please do let us know – preferably as a spoken suggestion delivered to room 219. The local seminar committee is now, due to Per Osland’s sabbatical, has been dwindled down to an autocracy. An interesting research assistant /post-doc is therefore wanted and highly welcome to our IFT-committee and should feel free to contact Jan Petter.
An update on the work on the new network
Upon reading this, many of you may have noticed that the work on the new network are already in motion. The ceiling plates in all the corridors (of the north wing) have been taken down and stored away until they will be mounted again at the end of the project in June. At the same time, the ceiling will be cleaned.
Men’s toilets in the 5th floor will be closed from 23. January for about 4 weeks.
When the ceiling plates have been taken down, this may affect the air quality and temperature at some places, but it is difficult to predict the actual size of this disadvantage. We hope and believe that it will not be any worse than what we can tolerate and that we will be able to stand it for a limited period!
Nomination of candidates to the Christie Prize 2012
In relation to the annual Christie conference, the University of Bergen awards the «Christie Prize». The deadline for nominations of potential candidates is 1. February 2012. Read more on nominations and the statute on conference webpage.
All of the UoB’s PhD-candidates should register themselves once each six months and confirm whether they are active in their research education. With this kind of PhD –registration, the PhD.-candidates get an overview over their own individual plan for research education and an opportunity to sign up for research courses at UoB in relation to their registering.
The registration takes place via StudentWeb where you as a candidate can have an overview over your own individual PhD contract, research training and progress of your research education.
The deadline for semester registration for spring 2012 is 1. February.
This week the PhD-panel of the MatNat-faculty had its first meeting in this year. At this meeting they elected the new leader and deputy leader of the committee. PhD-panel is the contact point between the faculty and the PhD-students, and takes up the issues that are of general interest for all candidates at our faculty, and has been asked to issue a statement when some important issues are to be addressed by the research education committee. Since it is the faculty that is responsibility for admission and follow-up of PhD-education, there are many issues on the committee’s agenda which are of great importance for PhD-students. The committee shall in the beginning be comprised of two students from each faculty department, although at the moment it is not fully numbered. Committee members today include:
· Ragnhild Schrøder Hansen (IFT, leader)
· Puja Gupta (MBI, deputy leader
· Ole-Johan Juvik (KJ, representative in Faculty Committee)
· Christoffer Bartz-Johannessen (MAT)
· Bjørnar Jensen (IFT)
· Kajsa Parding (GFI)
· Johannes Rack (MBI)
· Jord DeBoer (GEO)
· Kirsten Møller (GEO)
· Mohsen Toorani (II)
In case PhD-students or other at the IFT have some suggestion on the issues this committee should take up, please contact one of the two representatives from IFT.
IFT iN THE media
PubliCaTIonS registERED iN ISI Web of Science
o Graue A.; Ferno M. A.: Water mixing during spontaneous imbibition at different boundary and wettability conditions JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Volume: 78
o Meric Ilker; Johansen Geir A.; Holstad Marie B.; Wang, J.X.; Gardner, R.P.: Produced water characterization by prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis MEASUREMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Volume: 22 Issue: 12 Article Number: 125701 DOI: 10.1088/0957-0233/22/12/125701
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 a heavy neutral particle decaying into an electron and a muon using 1 fb(-1) of ATLAS data EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C Volume: 71 Issue: 12 Article Number: 1809 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1809-9
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 inclusive and dijet cross-sections of b-jets in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C Volume: 71 Issue: 12 Article Number: 1846 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1846-4
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 massive colored scalars in four-jet final states in root s=7 TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector
o EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C Volume: 71 Issue: 12 Article Number: 1828 DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1828-6
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 inclusive isolated prompt photon cross-section in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV using 35 pb(-1) of ATLAS data PHYSICS LETTERS B Volume: 706 Issue: 2-3 Pages: 150-167 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.11.010
o Delalande Anthony; Bouakaz Ayache; Renault Gilles; Postema M: Ultrasound and microbubble-assisted gene delivery in Achilles tendons: Long lasting gene expression and restoration of fibromodulin KO phenotype JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE Volume: 156 Issue: 2 Pages: 223-230 DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2011.08.020
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 Z -> tau tau cross section with the ATLAS detector PHYSICAL REVIEW D Volume: 84 Issue: 11 Article Number: 112006 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.84.112006
o ALICE Collaboration: Aamodt K, Abel N, Abeysekara U, Alme J, Bablok S, Djuvsland O, Fehlker D, Haaland O, Huang M, Kanaki K, Klovning A, Larsen DT, Liu L, Nystrand J, Øvrebekk G, Pommersche B, Röhrich D, Skjerdal K, Ullaland K, Wagner B et al.: Femtoscopy of pp collisions at root s=0.9 and 7 TeV at the LHC with two-pion Bose-Einstein correlations PHYSICAL REVIEW D Volume: 84 Issue: 11 Article Number: 112004 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.84.112004
o Guo X. D.; Pi H. Y.; Zhao Q. Z.; et al.: Controllable growth of flowerlike ZnO nanostructures by combining laser direct writing and hydrothermal synthesis MATERIALS LETTERS Volume: 66 Issue: 1 Pages: 377-381 DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.20
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