Friday August 23, 2013

From the head of department

The reconstruction of the department is now in the final phase with the 5th floor and we would like to ask all of you for a little more understanding and patience for the noise and discomfort that are still not over. The reconstruction of the administrative area is now almost finished – it now provides 10 working spaces as opposed to the previous 7. This reconstruction has also included the kitchen which has thus received a solid upgrade. Tran is back from her holidays and it would be great, as previously encouraged, if as many of you as possible use the canteen and enjoy the company of your colleagues and co-students.

Have a great weekend,
Geir Anton

News and general information


  IFT open seminar

All are welcome to attend the open seminar where Olaf Amm, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Arctic Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland will hold a lecture:

Thursday, August 29, at 14:15, Auditorium B. Coffee, tea and cake from 14:00.

  The fall program of the IFT open seminars

The program for this fall’s open seminars is now ready. Regarding this, the research groups are encouraged to contribute with lecturers who are visiting our department or whom they wish we would invite. Available Fridays are listed in the programme. In addition, all are strongly encouraged to participate both at open seminars in the auditoriums and at the Horizon lectures.

  Educational courses- Central questions in research and society

At UoB you have the chance to take elective courses with an interdisciplinary focus. Educational courses give you possibilities to discuss the burning issue with lecturers and students from various fields. You will practise the skills of critical reflection over relations between various knowledge forms and academic fields. In addition, you get to develop the intellectual skills to engage yourself in research-based, interdisciplinary discussions on the society’s central issues. The course consists of lectures and discussion seminars. This fall, the subject VIT212 be entitled: Climate: What do we know? What should we do?.

Contact Synnøve Fluge if you have any questions, or if you wish to obtain more information.

  New guidelines for use and handling of chemicals

There has been introduced a new guidelines for use and handling of chemicals at the UoB.

  Correction the department council

The overview of the new department council which has been published last week, contains errors. Here is the corrected version.




Stian Astad Sørngård

Sigrid Ina Simonsen

MSc Stian Astad Sørngård will hold a PhD disputation of the following topic:

Thursday, August 29, at 13:15 in Auditorium 2, Realfagbygget. His supervisors have been Morten Førre and Jan Petter Hansen.




MSc Sigrid Ina Simonsen holds a PhD disputation of the following topic:

Friday, August 30, at 13:15 in Auditorium 2, Realfagbygget. Her supervisors have been Jan Petter Hansen, Ladislav Kocbach and Morten Førre.



Course in medical radiation physics

This fall we will start with the course medical radiation physics, which was run last year as a trial project. This course introduces you to the physics behind the radio therapy – i.e. radiations interaction inside the body. The underlying concepts, the different types of therapy, as well as the safety requirements in radiotherapy will be covered. In addition, it offers an insight into the physicists’ various work tasks within clinical work and an introduction to the biggest research areas within the discipline.




H-bar opened for this fall last Friday, celebrating it with a quiz night. The opening hours are still the same, 19:00-01:00.

On Tuesdays, every even-numbered week, there will be pub-lectures at H-bar. More info at H-bars facebookside.

H-bar is run by IFT’s Fagutvalget and is primarily aimed at department’s students – but the employees are also welcome! As of next Friday there will be two new beer sorts available at the bar: ATLAS and Heavy Flavour – those of us who tasted ASIM during the 2013 Physicists Meeting have very high expectations!

Publikacations registered in ISI Web of Science


o   Jebsen, Nina L.; Muren, Ludvig P.; Eide, Geir E.; et al.: Patterns of Local Recurrence and Dose Fractionation of Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in 462 Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Extremity and Trunk Wall INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS  Volume: 86   Issue: 5   Pages: 949-955   DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.04.015  

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 t(t)over-bar resonances in the lepton plus jets final state with ATLAS using 4.7 fb(-1) of pp collisions at root s=7 TeV  PHYSICAL REVIEW D  Volume: 88   Issue: 1     Article Number: 012004   DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.012004  

o   BaBar Collaboration: Eigen G, Stugu B, Sun L et al.: Lees, J. P.; Poireau, V.; Tisserand, V.; et al.: Measurement of CP-violating asymmetries in B-0 -> (rho pi)(0) decays using a time-dependent Dalitz plot analysis PHYSICAL REVIEW D  Volume: 88   Issue: 1     Article Number: 012003   DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.012003



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