Awards for research prizes and grants 2019
THE WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD IS
Professor Lene Vestergaard Hau, Department of Physics at Harvard University, USA
Lene Vestergaard Hau (b. 1959) is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics and is on the faculty of the Harvard Biophysics Program. Hau led a team who succeeded in slowing a pulse of light to 15 miles per hour and brought light to a stop. They took matters even further as they stopped and extinguished a light pulse in one part of space, and subsequently revived it in a different location. In the process, the light pulse is converted to a perfect matter copy that can be stored - put on the shelf - sculpted, and then turned back to light. These results represent a new paradigm for information processing.
THE WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING ARE:
Professor Hege Christensen, School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo
Professor Frode.K . Hansen, Institute of Theoreticl Astrophysics, University of Oslo
Professor Ivar Rønnestad, Department of Biosciences, University of Bergen
SUPPORT FOR NORDIC RESEARCH PROJECTS IN MEDICINE
Prevention of serve osteoarthritis by treating focal lesions with tissue engineered cartilage and early osteoarthritis with gene therapy
Head of project: Professor Lars Engebretsen, University of Oslo. Staff members: Researcher Jan E. Brinchmann, University of Oslo, Professor Jon Karlsson and professor Kristian Samuelsson, University of Gothenburg.
Enhanement of bone regeneration by in vivo targeting of skeletal stem cells
Head of project: Professor Moustapha Kassem, University of Southern Denmark. Staff members: Professor Rigmor Solberg, Professor Harald T. Johansen, University of Oslo, Assistant Professor Abbas Jafari, University of Copenhagen.
SUPPORT FOR STUDENT-ACTIVE RESEARCH IS AWARDED TO
Fra vugge til grad
Professor Vigdis Vandvik , University of Bergen.
Professor Arnulf Langhammer, NTNU.
Utvikling av et høyarktisk, tverrfagelig feltlaboratorium for forskning og undervisning
Førsteamanuensis Pernille B. Eidesen, UNIS.
IceFinse- feltkurs om Arktisk klima med fokus på student aktiv forskning
Professor Kerim Nisancioglu, Dr. Anne-Katrine Faber, Universitetet i Bergen og Bjerknessentret for klimaforskning.