Friday November 15, 2013

From the head of department

We would like to congratulate Bodil Holst and her summer student Einar Haugan who, in the well acknowledged Journal of Microscopy, published their article entitled Determining the fibrillar orientation of bast fibres with polarized light microscopy: the modified Herzog test (red plate test) explained, as the cover story. The front page picture is a burn nettle fiber in a polarization microscope with a so-called red plate compensator.

Have a good one,
Geir Anton

News and general information


  IFT seminar

All are welcome to an open seminar where Anja Hegen, frormer EU-advisor at UiB and administrative coordinator of BCSS will be giving a lecture:

·       See the silver lining in Horizon2020 - how to secure your pot of gold from EU funding


Friday November 22 at 14:15, Auditorium B. Coffee, tea and cakes from 14:00.

Horizon 2020 is the 8th framework program for Research and Technological development and will start in 2014. It will have a budget of 77 billion € and offers a broad variety of funding opportunities for research and also education of the next generation of scientists. The seminar will give a comprehensive overview of funding possibilities for researchers in different career stages and how to follow the process to help you to obtain your share from the pot of gold.

  Information about Horizon2020 and application writing course for ERC Starting and Consolidator grants

The Research Administration Department invites to an proposal writing course for ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants. These are intended for researchers who defended their PhD theses in the last 2-12 years and wish to start their own research groups.

  • The arrangement will take place on Wednesday, December 4 at Vilvite. Registration and information can be found here.

The Norwegian Research Council informs about EU's new framework program Horizon 2020 on Wednesday, November 27 at Studentsenteret. The Norwegian Research Council's national experts will be there the entire day and there will be opportunity to have individual meetings. Registration and program can be found here. Please contact senior advisor Sumathi Subramaniam Håvik at the Research Administration Department for individual meetings.

  Welcome to IFT's Christmas celebration on November 22.

IFT's 4. floor and the student's scientific committee share the pleasure to announce this year's IFT-Christmas celebration.

·       Friday November 22 from 17.00 at the canteen

We will eat, drink, listen to live music and have a quiz. It is possible to register through Karen Margrete or Gjert at the expedition in the 3. floor. The price is 200 NOK and must be paid in cash when registering. You can choose between

·       pinnekjøtt (smoked and dried lamb's ribs)

·       svineribbe (pork ribs)

·       kalkunbryst (turkey breast)

We will see if it is also possible to fix a meal for vegetarians. Remember to notify the dish you would like to have. Drinks can be purchased at the counter. Welcome! Registration deadline is on Monday November 18 at 16:00.

  Day conference on equality and cultural diversity at UiB

UiB will arrange the following day conference

·       Equality and cultural diversity at UiB.

December 6, 2013, 08:45 -15:45, Clarion Hotel Admiral,C. Sundts gate 9. Registration until November 25.

The conference will follow up Chapter 4 of the Action plan for equality. In the action plan, the main aim is to make UiB an open and including university for all students and employees regardless of ethnicity, religion, views and political views. The plan sketches a number of measures which will be carried out in order to reach this goal.

  First Aid at the Laboratory

All new employees who work at the laboratory are encouraged to attend the HSE course "First Aid at the Laboratory" offered in English.

Wednesday,11th of December, 09:00-15:00 at C.G. Sundts hus (Muséplass 1.)

Final date for registration is Wednesday 4th of December.


We are happy to wish 2 new colleagues welcome to the department:


Hanne Litleskare Hammer is permanently employed as economy leader (senior consultant) at IFT as of 07.11.13. Hanne received her MBA from NHH. Previously she had a temporary position as executive consultant (economy) at the Department of Geophysics and also, from 07.05.13, has been engaged in a similar position at IFT.



Natalia Isakova Nymoen is permanently employed as executive consultant (economy) at IFT as of 11.11.13. Natalia has a master's degree in economy and administration from NHH. She has experience from the banking sector as well as the public sector in Russia and nearly 5 years experience in Norway.




  Trial Lectures

MSc Kristian Ytre-Hauge will be giving the following trial lecture:

  • Nøytronbomben - hvor ble det av den?

Wednesday, November 20 at 13.15 in room 546, IFT




H-bar is open every Friday 19.00-01.00.

On Tuesdays, every even numbered week, pub-lectures are held at H-bar. More info on H-bar's facebook page.

H-bar is run by the Scientific Committee and is primarily for students – employees are also welcome!

Publications registered in ISI Web of Science


BaBar Collaboration: Eigen G, Stugu B, Sun L et al.: Lees, J. P.; Poireau, V.; Tisserand, V.; et al.: The BABAR detector: Upgrades, operation and performance NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT  Volume: 729   Pages: 615-701   DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2013.05.107  

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.:  Centrality dependence of pi, K, and p production in Pb-Pb collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV PHYSICAL REVIEW C  Volume: 88   Issue: 4     Article Number: 044910   DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.88.044910  

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.:    Centrality determination of Pb-Pb collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV with ALICE  PHYSICAL REVIEW C  Volume: 88   Issue: 4     Article Number: 044909   DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.88.044909  




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