The International Year of Light and Light Technologies is celebrated by a series of lectures at the University of Oslo Library. This fall, the series continue as follows, given by:
• Torunn Kjeldstad, Center of material science and nanotechnology, on solar cells, a hot topic in renewable energy, 1 September 2015.
• Mats Carlsson, Department of Theoretical Astrophysics, on the sunlight – a key to knowledge, 6 October 2015,
• Johan E. Moan, Department of Physics, on sun and health, 3 November 2015,
• Pål Brekke, Norwegian Space Center, on the Aurora – from myths to tourist attraction, 1 December 2015.
The ShowPhysics 2012 conference is being held in Bergen, Norway on 16-21 April this year. The event, being organised by EuroPhysicsFun, will include both lectures and workshops, and aims to bring together parties interested in, or presently performing, physics shows.
Invited speakers include French television personality, Michel Chevalet, who will be discussing the relationship between physics shows and scientific journalists; Jérome Damet, of the Radiophysics Institute in Lausanne, who will talk on…