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Perfect marriage criteria? Our algorithms will help you :D

We explain our research by formulating a life problem. What characteristics in a partner guarantees a happy life? One can date as many people as possible to get to know what one's psyche wants. However, time and resources are limited. We cannot date all the people on the planet. How can we get a good insight about what we want given limited resources? Multilevel Data Assimilation helps us with it.


That's just logic! An Introduction to Logic

When I get asked what my PhD-research is about, I almost always need to explain what my research *field* is: logic. What is logic? In this talk I will aim to answer that simple question, and show how the field of logic is perhaps the most fascinating and important field of science you have never heard of! I offer a brief history of logic, show modern applications and present current resereach.


Down the rabbit hole: the surprising science of otoliths

Fish earstones are one of the world's most widely collected biological structures and, due to their abilities as natural recorders, a fundamental component of modern marine science. Yet, they remain largely unknown to the general public. From fish aging and population discrimination to archeology, nuclear testing and past climate change, let's dive after the Ocean's very own white rabbit.


Understanding Brain and Diseases using Zebrafish

Parkinson's Disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases in humans. It is characterized by the slowness of movement and tremors. It was always challenging to study human diseases such as PD in Humans. In this talk, I explain how we can use Zebrafish to model Human diseases and how they can help in understanding the disease better using locomotory behavior.


Secrets to regeneration and immortality from cnidarians

Jellyfish, sea anemones and corals are fascinating animals that have captivated scientists for more than a century, as they can do whole-body regeneration when injured and many species are considered biologically immortal. A population of special stem cells seems to be the secret to these abilities, however these cells and their presence within cnidarians are just beginning to be understood.


How Norwegian media use audience analytics and metrics

This presentation aims to raise awareness about the connection between the news/media content use and the news/media content production and make media audience better understand how their media consumption translates into different analytics and metrics, by
outlining how media organisations in Norway develop and use audience metrics and analytics.


Endless forms most beautiful: why evolution favours symmetry

From sunflowers to starfish, symmetry appears everywhere in biology. This isn’t just true for body plans – the beautiful molecular machines keeping our cells alive are also strikingly symmetric. But why? Does evolution have a built-in preference for symmetry?

We think so, and I'd like to tell you why, bringing together computer science, physics and biology to describe a new theory across life!


The fruit bowl of life

The Greeks, or rather, one in particular, thought that everything was made of tiny, indivisible, building blocks called atomos. Different shape and size of atoms determined why things are bitter or white etc. He was surprisingly proven (almost) correct 2000 years later. Rather than needles and smooth atoms though, a lot is fruit-shaped. But how do we know that Democritus was not entirely correct?


A Nanovaccine Approach for the Treatment of PancreaticCancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, killing about 95% of patients within 5 years of diagnosis. Traditional therapies, despite extensive efforts, have not been shown to significantly improve survival rates. Our project aims to develop an immunotheraphy-based treatment using multi-component drug carriers to treat pancreatic cancer.


Do we need to understand medical artificial intelligence?

Join us for an exciting debate about the future of medicine! A computer scientist and a doctor will discuss whether or not we need to understand artificial intelligence for use in medicine. Is medical artificial intelligence like the many drugs which we use without knowing exactly how they work? Or should doctors be able to fully explain artificial intelligence predictions to their patients?


Natural capital and deforestation

Reducing deforestation is necessary to achieve our climate change mitigation and biodiversity goals. At the same time, forest use and transformation are still an economic necessity for many rural households. Can we find development paths that reduce the impact on forests and the depletion of our natural capital? The talk will present and discuss the links between economic growth and forests.


What happens to soap after you washed your hands?

Which one of us is washing hands with soap or hair with shampoo? I hope everyone :) But which one of you ever wondered what happens to soap after the washing? Of course, water treatment plant, but then what? And should we care about it? During my presentation I will answer all these questions and will tell you more about our daily pollution.

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