Events

Current events involving NTNU physicists, either ongoing or coming up in the near future or just happened at Department of Physics.

Cooperative particles: Patchy colloids, active matter and nanofluids

13.11. 2014
The Geilo School is a 10-day school in Condensed Matter. The objective of Geilo School 2015 is to bring together researchers with various interests and background in fields like soft matter science, complex matter physics, biological physics, mechanical or chemical engineering.

The Geilo School 2015

Cooperative particles: Patchy colloids, active matter and nanofluids

- March 16 to 26 2015

13.11. 2014
The Geilo School is a 10-day school in Condensed Matter. The objective of Geilo School 2015 is to bring together researchers with various interests and background in fields like soft matter science, complex matter physics, biological physics, mechanical or chemical engineering.

The Geilo School is intended for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and others who would like to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of cooperative phenomena for application to research in their respective fields.

The event will stay at Bardøla Høyfjellshotell in Geilo, Norway, 16 to 26 March 2015.

Organised by Physics Department, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in cooperation with Soft and Complex Matter group at NTNU.

Contact: Trine Løkseth, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Kjeller, Norway

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:36:00 +0100

The Kavli Nanoscience Symposium

The Kavli Nanoscience Medal25.08. 2014
Don't miss the Kavli Prize lectures and Nanoscience Symposium at NTNU. The Kavli Nanoscience Symposium takes place at Realfagbygget, auditorium R5, on September 11. at 14:00-17:00.

The Kavli Nanoscience Symposium

- September 11.

The Kavli Nanoscience Medal25.08. 2014
Don't miss the Kavli Prize lectures and Nanoscience Symposium at NTNU. The Kavli Nanoscience Symposium takes place at Realfagbygget, auditorium R5, on September 11. at 14:00-17:00.

Participation is free of charge. Please register for the Kavli Nanoscience Symposium (by September 1st).

Dont miss the opportunity to meet some of the Worlds foremost nanoscientists here at NTNU

All are WELCOME

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Irene Aspli
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:22:53 +0100

The Nanonetwork awarded our two phd-students

Jonas Ribe is receiving the prize from Jostein Grepstad. Photo: Berit Myhre18.08. 2014
The contributions from two of our PhD students were awarded with the best student's awards at the Nanonetwork workshop. Our PhD Candidates Federico Mazzola and Jonas Ribe got the awards for best presentation and poster.

The Nanonetwork awarded our two phd-students

Jonas Ribe is receiving the prize from Jostein Grepstad. Photo: Berit Myhre18.08. 2014
The contributions from two of our PhD students were awarded with the best student's awards at the Nanonetwork workshop. Our PhD Candidates Federico Mazzola and Jonas Ribe got the awards for best presentation and poster.

The 2014 Workshop of the Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for microsystems was arranged in Tønsberg, Norway, this summer (June 16-18).

Jonas Ribe in front of his winning poster "Patterning polydimethylsiloxane by dry etching using metal hard masks". Photo: Berit Myhre Federico Mazzola was awarded the prize in the category best PhD student presentation for the oral presentation entitled "Unconventional hybrid superconductors? A novel manipulation of manybody interactions". 

Jonas Ribe was awarded the prize in the category best PhD student poster for the poster "Patterning polydimethylsiloxane by dry etching using metal hard masks".

Supervisor for Federico is Justin Wells and for Jonas is Bjørn Stokke the supervisor.

Federico Mazzola at work at the new Danish synchrotron (ASTRID2) in Aarhus. Photo: Justin Wells


Jacob Linder selected for NTNU's Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme

Jacob Linder, professor at Department of Physics16.06. 2014
Jacob Linder, professor at Department of Physics, is one of 17 young scientists the Rectorate has chosen to join the The NTNU Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme. The program is designed to give the young researchers opportunity to grow their careers.

Jacob Linder selected for NTNU's Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme

Jacob Linder, professor at Department of Physics16.06. 2014
Jacob Linder, professor at Department of Physics, is one of 17 young scientists the Rectorate has chosen to join the The NTNU Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme. The program is designed to give the young researchers opportunity to grow their careers.

The goal of the program is that participants will be supported to build leading research careers and compete for an ERC Grants (European Research Council) during the period. The program is a pilot for the period 2014-2017. With the support of international mentors, research visits, get-togethers, money and the expertise of the Norwegian Olympic Committee in talent development, the fellows will have the opportunity to improve their competitiveness in the international research world.

Department of physics congratulates Jacob with the the selection and award

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:56:06 +0200

Rajesh Kumar selected for SPIE scholarship award

Rajesh Kumar. Photo: M. Lilledahl11.06. 2014
Rajesh Kumar has been awarded 2014 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. In award, he will receive a Certificate and $ 2000. This amount can be used to pursue educational and career goals in optics and photonics or related field. Department of Physics congratulates Rajesh with the honorable award.

Rajesh Kumar selected for SPIE scholarship award

Rajesh Kumar. Photo: M. Lilledahl11.06. 2014
Rajesh Kumar has been awarded 2014 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. In award, he will receive a Certificate and $ 2000. This amount can be used to pursue educational and career goals in optics and photonics or related field. Department of Physics congratulates Rajesh with the honorable award.

Rajesh Kumar is a Research Fellow at Department of Physics (NTNU). He is daily working at the Division of Biophysics and medical technology in the research group Clinical applications of multiphoton microscopy.

SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Rajesh Kumar has been awarded a 2014 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.

His current research interest in cludes the application of optics and photonics in medical science. His work is focused on diagnosis of bone/cartilage disease (Osteoarthritis) and cancer. He obtained MSc degree in Photonics and previously worked in the area of medical photonics device for a couple of years as Marie-Curie Researcher in the EU/FP7 funded project on integrated interventional imaging operating system in the United Kingdom. He has worked as visiting student research fellow at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU-South Korea), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR-Mumbai), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Madras) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc-Bangalore). He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.

SPIEBellingham, Washington, USA 6. June 2014

The press release from SPIE

Rajesh Kumar, Research Fellow at Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:10:17 +0200

Small capsules, big potential

Physicists Paul Dommersnes, University of Paris, Diderot (left) and Jon Otto Fossum (NTNU), have come up with a way to make a novel capsule that could have wide applications in medicine and industry. Photo: Per Harald Olsen10.06. 2014
Physicists Paul Dommersnes at University of Paris, Diderot and Jon Otto Fossum at NTNU, have come up with a way to make a novel capsule that could have wide applications in medicine and industry.

Small capsules, big potential

Physicists Paul Dommersnes, University of Paris, Diderot (left) and Jon Otto Fossum (NTNU), have come up with a way to make a novel capsule that could have wide applications in medicine and industry. Photo: Per Harald Olsen10.06. 2014
Physicists Paul Dommersnes at University of Paris, Diderot and Jon Otto Fossum at NTNU, have come up with a way to make a novel capsule that could have wide applications in medicine and industry.

A conversation between two physicists in a Paris café led to the invention of a novel form of capsules that could be used in medicine, food, household products, cosmetics and paints. Their find has just been published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

More on Small capsules, big potential (Gemini, 02.06.2014)

Kapsler gjør verden mykere  (forskning.no, 22.06.2014)

Stort norsk gjennombrudd innen ørsmå selvbyggende kapsler (Teknisk Ukeblad, 27.05.2014)


Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:10:06 +0200

Killing cancer cells with super glue

The picture shows cells that have taken up nanoparticles. The cells are green, the cell nuclei are blue and the nanoparticles are red. Photo: Habib Baghirov, NTNU27.05. 2014
Sylvie Lelu at our Department has extracted cells from pig brain. If she and the research team succeed, it will be possible to deliver drugs to a part of the body that drugs currently cannot reach.

Killing cancer cells with super glue

The picture shows cells that have taken up nanoparticles. The cells are green, the cell nuclei are blue and the nanoparticles are red. Photo: Habib Baghirov, NTNU27.05. 2014
Sylvie Lelu at our Department has extracted cells from pig brain. If she and the research team succeed, it will be possible to deliver drugs to a part of the body that drugs currently cannot reach.

Using nanocapsules containing cancer drugs, researchers have succeeded in attacking tumours with surgical precision. One of the ways to manufacture such capsules is with minute droplets of super glue.

This new means of delivering drugs has already been successfully tested on mice and rats and, according to researchers at SINTEF, could open the way for entirely new treatments of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

More on the topic in GEMINI - Killing cancer cells with super glue


Justin Wells has published in Nano Letters

Nano Letters, March 12, 2014, Volume 14, Issue 3March 17. 2014
Justin has recently published in the distinguished science magazine Nano Letters. He and his partners from Denmark and Australia published an article Valley Splitting in a Silicon Quantum Device Platform.

Justin Wells has published in Nano Letters

Nano Letters, March 12, 2014, Volume 14, Issue 3March 17. 2014
Justin has recently published in the distinguished science magazine Nano Letters. He and his partners from Denmark and Australia published an article Valley Splitting in a Silicon Quantum Device Platform.

Justin WellsAssociate Professor Justin Wells is interest in atmoic-scale electronics, and the relevance for quantum computation.

Department of Physics congratulates Justin with this great recognition!

Abstract

By suppressing an undesirable surface Umklapp process, it is possible to resolve the two most occupied states (1Γ and 2Γ) in a buried two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) in silicon. The 2DEG exists because of an atomically sharp profile of phosphorus dopants which have been formed beneath the Si(001) surface (a δ-layer). The energy separation, or valley splitting, of the two most occupied bands has critical implications for the properties of δ-layer derived devices, yet until now, has not been directly measurable. Density functional theory (DFT) allows the 2DEG band structure to be calculated, but without experimental verification the size of the valley splitting has been unclear. Using a combination of direct spectroscopic measurements and DFT we show that the measured band structure is in good qualitative agreement with calculations and reveal a valley splitting of 132 ± 5 meV. We also report the effective mass and occupation of the 2DEG states and compare the dispersions and Fermi surface with DFT.

More on the publication; Valley Splitting in a Silicon Quantum Device Platform


Jens Andersen selected as Outstanding Referee

Outstanding Referees Program, American Physical Society (APS)March 4. 2014
Professor Jens Oluf Andersen selected by APS Journals as an Outstanding Referee. American Physical Society annually provides a highly selective Outstanding Referee award to a limited number of referees who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS Journals.

Jens Andersen selected as Outstanding Referee

Outstanding Referees Program, American Physical Society (APS)March 4. 2014
Professor Jens Oluf Andersen selected by APS Journals as an Outstanding Referee. American Physical Society annually provides a highly selective Outstanding Referee award to a limited number of referees who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS Journals.

Jens Oluf Andersen. Foto: Irene AspliThe editors of APS Journals select the honorees based on the quality, number, and timeliness of their reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. The editors of the APS journals have selected 143 new Outstanding Referees for 2014, out of more than 60,000 currently active referees.

Department of Physics congratulate Jens with the honor!

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NORTEM facility pictures and NorTEMnet workshop on STEM

The JEM-ARM200F microscope. Photo: Per Henning/NTNUDecember 10. 2013
Here you can find some pictures of the TEM facilities in Trondheim. December 10th is deadline for Registration for the NorTEMnet workshop on advanced TEM at NTNU in January 2014.

NORTEM facility pictures and NorTEMnet workshop on STEM

- Deadline for workshop registration is today, Desember 10

The JEM-ARM200F microscope. Photo: Per Henning/NTNUDecember 10. 2013
Here you can find some pictures of the TEM facilities in Trondheim. December 10th is deadline for Registration for the NorTEMnet workshop on advanced TEM at NTNU in January 2014.

Norwegian Centre of Transmission Electron Microscopy (NORTEM) is a large scale infrastructure project with three partners: NTNU, SINTEF and UiO. We followed the realization of the state-of-the-art facility from delivery and installation to use of the microscopes by researchers and students. Here is a series of photos documenting the delivery, installation and use of the new microscopes.

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Heimir Magnusson (JEOL) and Liam Spillane (Gatan Inc.) are connecting the energy filter to the pressured air system. Photo: Per Henning/NTNU

NorTEMnet workshop on STEM in Trondheim

The 4th NorTEMnet workshop on advanced TEM is organized at NTNU in Trondheim, January 8-10. 2014. This workshop will be focused on STEM - there will be three days of lectures, computer exercises and hands-on practical sessions using the new NORTEM infrastructure in Trondheim (JEOL 2100, 2100F and ARM200F).

Randi Holmestad in front of the the TEM, JEM-ARM200F (JEOL double corrected) Photo: Ingvil SnøfuglWe invite PhD students, postdocs and researchers from the Nordic countries working with (S)TEM to participate.

Deadline for registration for the NorTEMnet workshop on STEM is today, December 10. 2013. Registration form for NorTEMnet workshop on STEM

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Irene Aspli
Tue, 27 May 2014 13:00:18 +0200

An interview with Alex Hansen in the journal Frontiers

Alex Hansen. Photo: Anne Kvanum SkoglundNovember 26. 2013
Alex Hansen is professor at Department of Physics and Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Physics.

An interview with Alex Hansen in the journal Frontiers

Alex Hansen. Photo: Anne Kvanum SkoglundNovember 26. 2013
Alex Hansen is professor at Department of Physics and Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Physics.

Alex Hansen is studying complex materials, computational physics, transport and breakdown phenomena in disordered systems, porous and granular matter physics and non-equilibrium statistical physics. A practical example of his research is the study of cracks in materials due to mechanical stress.

Frontiers is one of the world's largest open-access publishing and brings today an interview with Alex Hansen where he says something about physics, science communication and the journal Frontier.

Here you can read the interview: Interview with Alex Hansen


4th NorTEMnet workshop on advanced TEM in Trondheim

NORTEM microscope. Photo: Irene Aspli/NTNUNovember 4. 2013
The 4th NorTEMnet workshop on advanced TEM is organized at NTNU in Trondheim, January 8.-10. 2014. This workshop will be focused on STEM - there will be three days of lectures, computer exercises and hands-on practical sessions using the new NORTEM infrastructure in Trondheim (JEOL 2100, 2100F and ARM200F).

4th NorTEMnet workshop on advanced TEM in Trondheim

NORTEM microscope. Photo: Irene Aspli/NTNUNovember 4. 2013
The 4th NorTEMnet workshop on advanced TEM is organized at NTNU in Trondheim, January 8.-10. 2014. This workshop will be focused on STEM - there will be three days of lectures, computer exercises and hands-on practical sessions using the new NORTEM infrastructure in Trondheim (JEOL 2100, 2100F and ARM200F).


The new NORTEM TEMs in Trondheim

Professor Randi Holmestad on the inauguration of the new NORTEM JEOL microscopes in Trondheim, September 10. 2013 . Photo: Irene Aspli September 16. 2013
Last Tuesday the new microscopes (TEM) at NTNU and SINTEF inaugurated and the event took place in Realfagbygget NTNU. Project Manager Spyros Diplas (SINTEF) welcomed. Then Randi Holmestad (NTNU) told the history of TEM in Trondheim.

The new NORTEM TEMs in Trondheim

- Inauguration of the new NORTEM JEOL microscopes

Professor Randi Holmestad on the inauguration of the new NORTEM JEOL microscopes in Trondheim, September 10. 2013 . Photo: Irene Aspli September 16. 2013
Last Tuesday the new microscopes (TEM) at NTNU and SINTEF inaugurated and the event took place in Realfagbygget NTNU. Project Manager Spyros Diplas (SINTEF) welcomed. Then Randi Holmestad (NTNU) told the history of TEM in Trondheim.

History of TEM in Trondheim

John Walmsley shows off the flagship instrument, a JEOL JEM-ARM200F ColdFEG electron source with probe and image correction. Photo: Irene AspliThe TEM history started by Professor Ragnvald Høier in 1972 and continued until the first Jeol2010F was installed at Department of Physics in 2001. Randi Holmestad told about the long road to the award. The TEM group started with the application for funding already in 2006. In 2009, the Norwegian Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (NORTEM) was established. After several suggestions and applications were NORTEM large-scale infrastructure projects granted 58 MNOK from The Research Council of Norway. The job of implementation, negotiations and contracts could start.

Laboratories and transmission electron microscopes (TEM) was built during the past year. In October 2013, the three new microscopes will come into use. The three new microscopes are JEM-ARM200F (JEOL double corrected), JEM-2100F TEM and JEM-2100 LaB6 TEM.

NORTEM today

TEM Gemini Centre consists of a team of six SINTEF researchers, four NTNU researchers, three engineers, seven master's students, three postdocs and nine PhD students. The project is funded by The Research Council of Norway together with the three partners SINTEF, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and University of Oslo (UiO). NORTEM project is divided into two nodes, in Trondheim and Oslo, distribution 50-50 percent.

JEOL Centre contract was signed by SINTEF's President Unni Steinsmo, President JEOL Ltd. Gon'emon Kurihara and NTNUs Pro-Rector for Research Kari Melby. Guests and participants were given a guided tour in the the laboratories and the new microscopes. After the official opening it was held a technical seminar with seven invited speakers from around the world, giving presentations about what is possible to achieve with the new generation of TEM. The seminar had more than 50 participants.

From the left; John Walmsley, Unni Steinsmo, Rudie Spooren, Kari Melby, Spyros Diplas, Gon'emon Kurihara og Randi Holmestad. Photo: Irene Aspli

The JEOL delegation, including the president Gonemon Kurihara (JEOL president), Siegfried Falch (JEOL Germany) , Yuichi Matsumoto (JEOL, Head of European interface), Tsutomu Morita (JEOL Europe) Matthias Rodewald (JEOL Germany), Mats Bergius (JEOL AB), Fredrik Andersson (JEOL AB). Photo: Randi Holmestad

Invited speakers at the seminar in advanced TEM. From left Ian MacLaren (Glasgow University), Per Persson (Linköping University), Takeshi Kasama (CEN, DTU), Jian Min Zuo (University of Illinois), Masahiro Kawasaki (JEOL USA), Sarah Haigh (Manchester University) and Williams Lefebvre (University of Rouen). Photo: Randi Holmestad

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Nye supermikroskop på plass ved NTNU (Norwegian)


Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:35:59 +0100

Workshop on Water Phenomena in PEM

September 12. 2013
In early October the workshop Water Phenomena in PEM: Sorption, Swelling and Breakthrough Processes will stay in Trondheim.

Workshop on Water Phenomena in PEM

- October 3rd to 4th 2013 in Trondheim

September 12. 2013
In early October the workshop Water Phenomena in PEM: Sorption, Swelling and Breakthrough Processes will stay in Trondheim.


Lars Onsager Professorship 2013 to Reinout Quispel

Onsager Medal NTNUAugust 30. 2013
Onsager Professor 2013, Reinout Quispel at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Thursday September 5. 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. the Onsager Professor will give a lecture titled «Geometric Numerical Integration of Differential Equations». The lecture will take place in the auditorium R9, Realfagbygget.

Lars Onsager Professorship 2013 to Reinout Quispel

- Lecture by the Onsager Professor

Onsager Medal NTNUAugust 30. 2013
Onsager Professor 2013, Reinout Quispel at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Thursday September 5. 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. the Onsager Professor will give a lecture titled «Geometric Numerical Integration of Differential Equations». The lecture will take place in the auditorium R9, Realfagbygget.

Professor Reinout Quispel will beOnsager Medal NTNU awarded the Onsager medal on this occasion.

Abstract

«Geometric Numerical Integration of Differential Equations»

Geometric integration is the numerical integration of a differentialequation, while preserving one or more of its geometric/physical properties exactly, i.e. to within round-off error. Many of these geometric properties are of crucial importance in physical applications: preservation of energy, momentum, angular momentum, phase-space volume, symmetries, time-reversal symmetry, symplectic structure and dissipation are examples. The field has tantalizing connections to dynamical systems, as well as to Lie groups. This talk starts by presenting a survey of geometric numerical integration methods for differential equations. If time permits, this will be followed by a discussion of some recent developments.


Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship

The Lars Onsager Professorship for 2013 has been awarded to Professor Reinout Quispell, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. For further information contact Brynjulf Owren or Helge Holden.

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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:06:13 +0100

Inauguration of the new NORTEM JEOL microscopes in Trondheim

August 13, 2013
The event will take place on Tuesday 10. September 2013 in auditorium R8, Realfagbygget at NTNU. We hope potential users from the materials and the microscopy research fields from Trondheim, the Nordic countries and the rest of the world will come and join us in the celebration of our new microscopes.

Norwegian Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (NORTEM)

Inauguration of the new NORTEM JEOL microscopes in Trondheim

- September 10. 2013

August 13, 2013
The event will take place on Tuesday 10. September 2013 in auditorium R8, Realfagbygget at NTNU. We hope potential users from the materials and the microscopy research fields from Trondheim, the Nordic countries and the rest of the world will come and join us in the celebration of our new microscopes.


Designer droplets with «pupils»

July 9, 2013
Norwegian researchers have discovered a surprisingly simple way to control surface properties and create emulsions with droplets using electricity - and nothing else. Their findings could have implications for everything from food preparation to oil and gas production.

Designer droplets with «pupils»

July 9, 2013
Norwegian researchers have discovered a surprisingly simple way to control surface properties and create emulsions with droplets using electricity - and nothing else. Their findings could have implications for everything from food preparation to oil and gas production.

The article Active structuring of colloidal armour on liquid drops is published in Nature Communications. These authors contributed equally to this work: Paul Dommersnes, Zbigniew Rozynek and Jon Otto Fossum (Author information).

At Department of Physics (NTNU) the research is done at Laboratory for soft and complex matter studies.

Designer droplets open new possibilities

By designing droplets using electricity, researchers have opened new possibilities in physics. This technique could possibly be used for everything from extracting oil from wells to creating makeup and food.
More on Designer droplets open new possibilities

Designer dråper med pupiller (Gemini, 26. juli 2013)


Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:35:51 +0200

Research on teaching resources and learning environments in science education

June 19, 2013
Photo: Allyson MacdonaldNordic workshop: Research on teaching resources and learning environments in science education in the Nordic countries, 8th -10th October 2013 in Reykjavík, University of Iceland. The aim of the workshop is bring together researchers and PhD students in science education to discuss research approaches and results, and share ideas for new research projects.

Research on teaching resources and learning environments in science education

June 19, 2013
Photo: Allyson MacdonaldNordic workshop: Research on teaching resources and learning environments in science education in the Nordic countries, 8th -10th October 2013 in Reykjavík, University of Iceland. The aim of the workshop is bring together researchers and PhD students in science education to discuss research approaches and results, and share ideas for new research projects.

The focus in the workshop will on the development and use of teaching and learning resources in science education and the design of learning environments. The workshop is the final event in the NorSEd network, and will be a source of inspiration and ideas for bringing research and development in these areas of science education further in a Nordic setting. NorSEd provides financial support for travel and accommodation for participants.

More on the workshop on Research on teaching resources and learning environments in science education


Bilateral project between Norway and Japan

June 11, 2013
Sigurd Wenner, Takeshi Saito aThe Norwegian-Japanese Al-Mg-Si Alloy precipitation project. The meeting was held in the mountain area Tateyama, 2500 meters above sea level, close to Toyama.nd Randi Holmestad at Department of Physics were last week in Japan on a project meeting together with Jostein Røyset from Hydro and Calin D. Marioara at SINTEF. This was  a meeting in connection to the bilateral project "The Norwegian-Japanese Al-Mg-Si Alloy precipitation project".

Bilateral project between Norway and Japan

June 11, 2013
Sigurd Wenner, Takeshi Saito aThe Norwegian-Japanese Al-Mg-Si Alloy precipitation project. The meeting was held in the mountain area Tateyama, 2500 meters above sea level, close to Toyama.nd Randi Holmestad at Department of Physics were last week in Japan on a project meeting together with Jostein Røyset from Hydro and Calin D. Marioara at SINTEF. This was  a meeting in connection to the bilateral project "The Norwegian-Japanese Al-Mg-Si Alloy precipitation project".

Here they met with the Japanese collaborators in the project, professors from University of Toyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology and the RIKEN-RAL Muon facility. The meeting was held in the mountain area Tateyama, 2500 meters above sea level, close to Toyama.

The meeting of the The Norwegian-Japanese Al-Mg-Si Alloy precipitation project.

They also had a meeting with the Dean of the faculty, Dr. Yuukou Horita. His field was within informatics, and he could tell that he had been in Trondheim at a conference on information technology last year.

The bilateral project is an industry-oriented knowledge building project with user involvement (NFR project 193619) where the support from Hydro is 20%.

Two PhD students, Takeshi Saito and Sigurd Wenner are educated within the project which will end next year.

R. Holmestad (NTNU), J. Røyset (Hydro), S. Wenner (NTNU), T. Saito (NTNU), T. Sato (Tokyo Tech), C.D. Marioara (SINTEF), K. Matsuda (Univ. Toyama), Nunomura (Univ. Toyama), T. Matsuzaki (Riken). Photo: K. Nishimura

Purpose of the bilateral project

Norwegian-Japanese Al-Mg-Si Alloy Precipitation Project

The primary objective is to identify impact of selected trace elements on precipitation and study vacancies in relation to trace elements in Al-Mg-Si alloys. This will be done in a bilateral Norwegian-Japanese research collaboration between Norway (NTNU, SINTEF, Hydro Aluminum) and Japan (University of Toyama, Tokyo institute of Technology).

Building up competence to understand these fundamental issues will be of general importance for the light metals community and can assist Hydro in increasing the quality and reduce the energy consumption in their future Aluminum products.

K. Nishimura (Univ. Toyama), J. Røyset (Hydro), Y. Horita, Dean (Univ. Toyama), C. D. Marioara (SINTEF), R. Holmestad (NTNU), S. Wenner (NTNU), T. Saito (NTNU), K. Matsuda (Univ. Toyama). Photo: University of Toyama


Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:47:57 +0100

Workshop on Soft matter Physics and Biomembranes

May 16, 2013International Workshop; Soft Matter Physics And Biomembranes
The international workshop on Soft Matter Physics And Biomembranes will take place at University of Iceland in Reykjavik, May 21-24, 2013.

Workshop on Soft matter Physics and Biomembranes

- Iceland, May 21-24. 2013

May 16, 2013International Workshop; Soft Matter Physics And Biomembranes
The international workshop on Soft Matter Physics And Biomembranes will take place at University of Iceland in Reykjavik, May 21-24, 2013.

The event is organized by the Nordic Network in Soft Matter Physics (NordSoft) and the Nordic Network for Dynamic Biomembrane Research (DBR).

Organizers: Jon Otto Fossum (NTNU) and Aldo Jesorka (Chalmers)

More on the workshop

Invited speakers, Schedule and Talks;

International Workshop; Soft Matter Physics And Biomembranes [pdf]


Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:14:03 +0200

Twisterlike (bubble champagne). Photo: Jon Otto Fossum

Open Lectures and Seminars