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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hyperspectral imaging: a nudge to save the planet
My research may lead to a significant reduction of waste in the production of solar cells. Solar cells are slices of solidified silicon. In the solidifying process defects reducing the quality may occur. In lack of a measurement tool, the industry must guess where the defects are. By use of Hyperspectral imaging, my research has led to the invention of a tool to locate the defects.
Colliding neutron stars & real alchemy
We all know that “we are made of stardust”, but did you know that you could also say “we are made of dead stars”? Neutron stars is the dead remnant of heavy-mass stars, consisting almost purely of neutrons. When two such stars collide we have great conditions for some true alchemy to happen. In fact about half of the elements heavier than Iron is believed to be synthesized in neutron star mergers!
Unravel the role of ESCRT in chromosome fragmentation
Membranes are important to protect DNA. Among key actors hosted by membranes, the protein ESCRT intervenes in cell surviving processes by closing holes in membranes. Our work investigates a new role of nuclear ESCRT that might be involved in chromosomal stability. Then, we propose to elucidate the DNA damage response and the role of ESCRT in this pathway, especially in the DNA repair pathway.