Thanks to the enthusiasm and know-how of Monica, Karianne and Unni LB, the Department of Chemistry is now proudly launching our own instagram account. The purpose is to attain increased visibility to and interaction with prospective and present students, with glimpses from research and life as a student at our department. Please navigate your browser to https://www.instagram.com/kjemisk_uib/ and log-in, sign-up, follow or whatever you like. Please also supply Karianne with photos and comments to add to this stream, and cross-post and tag as you see fit.
Årets Nobelfest ble en stor suksess! Over 30 deltakere stilte for å få med seg det spennende foredraget om årets Nobelprisvinnere i kjemi som førsteamanuensis Yansong Zhao fra Høgskulen på Vestlandet holdt, samt for å ta del i den påfølgende festen med skalldyrsmiddag – eller chili sin carne for dem som ønsket et vegetariansk alternativ – og noe godt i glasset. Det ble god stemning med musikk og Nobelfestquiz etter middagen. Du er hjertelig velkommen til å bli med — om ett år! Fotograferende referent: Beate H.
A very sharp-looking Wietse Smit successfully defended his thesis Phosphine- and Indenylidene-Based Z-Selective Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts and Catalyst Stability: Decomposition, Olefin Isomerization and Regeneration last Friday. Sincere and impressed gratulations!
When: 22. November, kl 19.00
Where: Realfagbygget, Tripletten (3069)
CC: 100 kr (members), 200 kr (non-members)
Sign up at: https://bit.ly/348Ya5n
You are most welcome!
Last Friday, Malgorzata Anna Wisniewska-Dale successfully and confidently defended her thesis «Characterizing mass transport in hydrogels using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance» for the degree of ph.d. In this project, the freshly minted doctora has focused on structural aspects of hydrogels and how to characterize these experimentally, with potential applications to technologies for controlled release of pharmaceutical compounds.
Lars and Victoria from VIS will be at our department this Thursday, from 12-15! If you want to talk about how your research can be made into a product or a service, or about how VIS can help you with your applications, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Suggestion: grab hold of them after TCLS!
Cryptographic primitives, like encryption schemes and hash functions are the core of most security applications.But the trust that users place in these algorithms has been repeatedly violated.There are many examples of attacks which exploit weaknesses of the underlying cryptographic primitives. So when can we trust cryptography?
This question will addressed in a popular presentation by newly appointed honorary doctor at UiB, Prof. Anne Canteaut, whose main position is as research director at the Inria Paris Research Center (Paris Department of the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation).
Coordinates: VilVite Auditorium, on Wednesday Oct 16, @10.15–11.15
Collegial Teaching and Learning – in STEM Education is an elective course in teaching and learning in higher education given by bioCEED. The course consists of two separate units corresponding to two plus one (= three) weeks of full-time work and is given in Norwegian/Swedish. This course introduces you to current concepts of teaching and learning in higher education in order to develop your ability to improve student learning. The course is focused on discussing pedagogical topics specifically related to teaching and learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and is designed for teaching staff and administrators within these subjects. The course requires no previous higher education teacher training and can be offered to both experienced and more novice personnel.
The main component of the course is the group project, addressing a teaching issue of relevance to the participants’ own teaching and learning situation. The project work corresponds to 40-50 hours of work per person and is reported orally and in writing. In addition the other course participants will give adequate feedback on the project work. On completion of the course, you will receive a diploma that states the content and extent of the course (5 ECTS). The main course director, Roy Andersen, who most of you got to meet at the HCE day in June, is a computer scientist and ICT didactics working at Lund Univ. Registration deadline: 15th October. Registration is via this link.