CINPLA-Anders (Malthe-Sørensen) awarded first Olav Thon prize for excellent teaching from Olav Thon himself at the university “aula” on March 5th. (CINPLA-Anders is on the left.) Well-deserved award. Congratulations!
Our very own Koen Vervaeke was awarded an ERC starting grant today. This is fantastic news and will open up for establishing a whole team of researchers.
The title of the project is “The role of 5HT3a inhibitory interneurons in sensory processing”.
About the starting grants from the ERC website: “ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. It will support the creation of excellent new research teams.”
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences arranged a conference for the Strategic Research Initiatives 09.02 – 10.02 at Sundvolden. The conference consisted of lectures from the leaders of each of the SRIs, a poster session and social activities. CINPLA made a strong showing, with 7 posters as well as an interactive session featuring an Integrate-and-fire app. Milad and Svenn-Arne even won awards for their posters!
All the posters can be viewed here:
The posters are licenced under a
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Milad Hobbi Mobarhan from CINPLA won the poster competition at the Strategic Research Environments’ conference, hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. With the price comes a travel grant of 20,000 NOK.
Svenn-Arne Dragly from CINPLA and Even Sannes Riiser from CELS were runner ups and was both awarded with travel grants of 5000 NOK.
Congratulations to Milad, Svenn-Arne and Even!
There was an article about the CINPLA project in the latest issue of Apollon, featuring Anders, Marianne and Gaute. Read the full article here.
Andreas appeared on P2’s radio show “Ekko” yesterday, to talk about compressed sensing, the topic of his master’s thesis. Listen to it here (Norwegian, available for 5 months).
Professor Anders-Malthe Sørenssen was awarded the annual Olav Thon Foundation price for outstanding education. The price was awarded for his work on modernizing the physics education at the University of Oslo. He has increased the use of computational methods and challenged undergraduate students with current research problems.