Friday May 24, 2013

From the head of department

This Friday I would like to encourage all employees to give their votes to elect those who will represent the different employee groups in the University Board as of August. The candidates are presented on UiB’s election pages while På Høyden has once again done a wonderful job with presenting the candidates and their views: Group A: Permanent scientific employees, Group B: Temporary scientific employees and Group C: Technical-administrative employees. Last chance to vote is on Tuesday, May 28 at 12:00 pm.

Good luck with the voting procedure and have a good one!
Geir Anton

News and general information


  Deadline for complete study information is June 1.

The study plans for the academic year 2013/14 are decided. It is important that the students receive clear and complete information about the courses so that they can plan their fall-semester. The deadline for updating the course information for the fall semester is on June 1. As is stated in the

quality assurance handbook, binding information on the following should be made ready until the deadline:


·       Schedule

·       Course description

·       Reading list


Course descriptions are available on at all times. On June 1 schedules and reading lists are published for the courses offered during the fall semester.


  Publication of reading lists

Reading lists shall be published until June 1. Courses that will be taught during the fall of 2013 are available on Mi side as of May 19. The reading lists are shown under course descriptions on as soon as they are published on Mi side. If the reading lists are not ready until June 1, a temporary message stating when the final list will be available should be uploaded.


The course coordinators are responsible for the publication of reading lists/temporary messages. Log in Mi side and upload a link to the reading lists (under Admin when you log in). It is the administration at the department who assigns course coordinators and grants them administrator access. Contact Kristine if you lack the necessary administrative access.


  Fysikermøtet (Physicists’ meeting) 2013 will be arranged August 7-10 in Bergen

The web-page is now open for registration, payment of the conference fee, and abstract submission. We hope that all scientific employees at IFT will take part. We also ask that this information is disseminated to all students at IFT. We have planned exciting invited talks and social activities which will attract both scientific employees and students.


PS: The conference fee will increase as of June 15. Therefore, register now!


With regards from the arrangement committee: Anna Lipniacka, Per Osland, Håvard Helstrup, Geir Ersland and Kjellmar Oksavik


  The Energirike conference 2013

 Energirike will be arranging the annual conference August 6. And 7. in Haugesund. This year’s theme is Energy culture 2020: Knowledge and skills to make use of natural resources and forces, combined with the settlement history and human traces in the landscape, are becoming increasingly important in our times. Energy is a connecting element – our culture is an energy culture. In the absence of a joint message regarding energy/business from today’s government, it is necessary to create arenas for debating Norway’s unique position when it comes to access to environment-friendly energy until 2020. For more information see Energirike’s last newsletter


We are delighted to wish a new colleague welcome:


Paul Tenfjord is employed as a research fellow (PhD) in space physics, Birkeland Centre for Space Science for a period of 4 years as of April 15.  

  Seminar on a self-chosen topic

MSc Njål Brekke will give a lecture on a self-chosen topic for his PhD-degree:

  • Artificial Intelligence - in the foreseeable future?

Wednesday May 29 at 2:15 pm in room 546, IFT

IFT iN the media

Publications registered in ISI Web of Science


o   Hansen, JP. Kozak, M.; Preclikova, J.; Fregenal, D.: Title: State-selective Rydberg excitation with femtosecond pulses PHYSICAL REVIEW A  Volume: 87   Issue: 4     Article Number: 043421   DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.87.043421  

o   ALICE Collaboration: Altinpinar S, Djuvsland O, Fehlker D, Haaland O, Huang M, Kanaki K, Langoy R, Lien J, Liu L, Loenne PI, Nystrand J, Roed K, Rohrich D, Skjerdal K, Ullaland K, Øvrebekk G, Wagner B, Yang B et al.:  Net-Charge Fluctuations in Pb-Pb Collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS  Volume: 110   Issue: 15     Article Number: 152301   DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.

o   Chejara, A ; Kvamme, B; Vafaei, M T; Jemai, K: Simulations of long term methane hydrate dissociation by pressure reduction using an extended RetrasoCodeBright simulator ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT  Volume: 68   Pages: 313-323   DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2012.09.003  

o   ATLAS Collaboration: Buanes T, Burgess T, Eigen G, Johansen LG, Kastanas A, Leibig W, Lipniacka A, Mohn B, Rosendahl PL, Sandaker H, Sjursen TB, Stugu B, Tonyan A, Ugland M et al.:   Search for charged Higgs bosons through the violation of lepton universality in t(t)over-bar events using pp collision data at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment  JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS  Issue: 3     Article Number: 076   DOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2013)076  

o   Ostgaard, N.; Humberset, B. K.; Laundal, K. M.; Reistad, J. P.: Evolution of auroral asymmetries in the conjugate hemispheres during two substorms (pg 38, L03101, 2011) GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS  Volume: 40   Issue: 3   Pages: 471-471   DOI: 10.1002/grl.50123  

o   Gasson, James R.; Barth, Tanja; Genov, Georgi: Comparison of the gas hydrate plugging potentials of a set of crude oils from the Norwegian continental shelf using chemometric decomposition of GC-FID data  JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING  Volume: 102   Pages: 66-72   DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2013.01.010  




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