Friday, February 10. 2012
FROM THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
It is a pleasure to report that the faculty board yesterday accepted our recommendation and employed two associate professors in reservoir physics, read more about it below. This is a very welcome pulling of our ranks within a group with large project portfolio, many students and a great potential. The decision is, however, historical since the faculty board for the first time employed an associate professor to a permanent position with permanent external financing. This is a win-win situation, since we at the Physics department (and the faculty in general), both directly and via ripple effect, will in such a way strengthen our field of action, while at the same time ConocoPhillips and Statoil (and others) get access to more results and higher skills via research and candidates. These requirements were the latest news presented in Dagsrevyen yesterday evening.
Have a nice weekend,
News and general information
All are welcome to the faculty’s new lecture series called Horisonter (Horizons). The first lecturer will be Fred Spier who is Senior lecturer in Big History at the University ofi Amsterdam, with the following lecture:
Monday, February 13, at 18:00 in Tivoli, cinema hall at Kvarteret, Olav Kyrresgate 49. Free entrance. The lecture will be presented in English.
This presentation will begin with a short overview of big history. This will be followed by mentioning a few major current big history trends worldwide, including active interest from major global players such as Bill Gates and Al Gore. The final portion of the presentation will be devoted to discussing current theoretical developments which help to elucidate big history, and thus may lead to formulating a historical theory of everything.
The lecture is a part of Darwin Day 2012 in Bergen organized by the Department of Biology.
Registration in Cristin
The deadline for registering is 15. February and those who still haven’t done it, must now also upload the year’s achievements in Cristin where you have to log in as UoB employee (UiB-ansatt). In addition to the scientific articles, this also refers to popular articles, debate contributions, media appearances – both radio and TV, etc. Also, in case of several authors from UoB, it is the first author’s responsibility to upload the data.
Open meeting at the Norwegian Technical Science Academy
NTVA invites to a meeting in Bergen where our dean Dag Rune Olsen will be giving a lecture::
Tuesday, February 21. at 19:00, Nansensenteret at Marineholmen, Thormøhlens gate 47. After the meeting, fish soup will be served followed by a social gathering. The price is 100 NOK per person. Registration within 15:00 on Thursday, February 16. Registration is required only for those who would like to join the dinner.
Call for papers 7th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education
Call for papers 7th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education August 29 - 31, 2012 in Bergen
Gender Equality in a Changing Academic World.
We welcome participants to present papers that reflect upon frameworks and conditions outside and within academia and their importance for gender equality in research and education. The conference will focus on gender equality in a changing academic world against the backdrop of the current financial crisis in Europe and beyond. Suggested topics:
• The financial crisis in the world and changing conditions for research and higher education. How will it affect gender equality in academia?
• Autonomy reforms in higher education and gender equality
• Gender mainstreaming in universities: challenges and successes
• Assessing the impact of gender equality interventions and measures
• Gender equality and the challenge of intersectionality
• Men, masculinities and gender equality in academia
• Excellence and research policy in relation to equality and diversity
• Open track
The participants are kindly asked to indicate the topic their paper addresses. Based on the incoming papers the Conference Board will set up panels and parallel sessions. An international advisory board will assess the incoming abstracts. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words as an email attachment before February 15th 2012. Title your email and the abstract as follows: abstract-yourlastname (for example: abstract-smith).
It is a pleasure to wish Martin Fernø and Geir Ersland welcome to our department as assoc. profs. in reservoir physics. Both of them are employed as postdoctoral research associates at our department and most of you know them already. Both of them are employed on the same terms as other scientific employees. However, the department will be financing one position with external funds and the other with external bridging funds for 5 years.
Defence before the summer?
The deadline for thesis submission at the department is Wednesday, April 25, in case the candidate wishes to defend his/her thesis before the summer holidays. At the time of submission, the main advisor must be able to propose opponents. The last possible defence date before the summer holidays is Friday, June 29.
Engineer Sabrina Eder will be giving the following trial lecture for the PhD-degree:
Friday, February 17 at 12:15 in room 546, Department of Physics and Technology
Funding for doctoral training activities
Candidates accepted to the PhD-study at the Department of Physics and Technology may apply for funding for research education activities. The applicants must be registered as PhD-student the present semester in order to apply. Applicants without any external economical support (Quota, University scholarships, Self-financing PhD-students) will be prioritized. Funding for the following activities can be applied for:
A) Research stay at a foreign University or research institution
B) Participation at advanced courses, workshops, symposia, conferences etc (we don't cover the conference fee)
C) Purchase of training/teaching at the Ph.D.-level
D) Participation in courses/subjects/field courses resulting in credits and that are part of the individual study.
E) Research courses in science subjects.
Final M.Sc. Presentations
Øystein B. Strand will be having a presentation to obtain the M.Sc. degree in physics – Measurement science and instrumentation:
Friday, February 17 at 09:15 in room 546, Allégaten 55. The thesis advisors are Bodil Holst, IFT and Alexandre Micoulet
Application deadline for travel- and seminar support for M.Sc. students, spring 2012
Have you been or are you planning to travel for field work, conference/seminar in 2012? You may then apply for financial support (max. 7500,- NOK during the entire M.Sc. study). See more information and download the application form. The travel must take place between December 1. 2011 and September 1. 2012. Completed application forms can be submitted to one of our study consultants at the department within Tuesday, February 21.
IFT iN THE media
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 isolated diphoton cross section in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector PHYSICAL REVIEW D Volume: 85 Issue: 1 Article Number: 012003 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.012003
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 phenomena with the monojet and missing transverse momentum signature using the ATLAS detector in root s=7 TeV proton-proton collisions PHYSICS LETTERS B Volume: 705 Issue: 4 Pages: 294-312 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.10.006
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