Category: Conference

NORNDiP 2021 – Annual conference on January 29

Valentina Giangreco, January 24, 2021

This year, the Nordic Network for Diversity in Physics is holding its annual meeting as a one-day online event on 29th January, from 9.00 to 15.30.
Attendance is free of charge, but registration is mandatory to get access to the Zoom link and the recorded videos.

Highlights of the event:

Angela Saini’s talk. Angela Saini is a British journalist whose highly-regarded books and broadcasts on important issues around representation and discrimination in science and society have received widespread praise. She will speak on “Racism in science and society”. This is a topic that Angela researched extensively for her book Superior: The Return of Race Science.

Round-table: How to work against harassment – A discussion from a Nordic perspective. There will be reports on harassment reporting practices in academia from all the Nordic countries, and a round table discussion. Jóhanna Ella Jónsdóttir will be be the speaker for Iceland. Professor Helen Dannetun from Linköping University will moderate the discussion on “How to work against harassment – A discussion from a Nordic perspective”.

For more details about the conference, program, and the NORNDiP network visit:
Registration at this link:

Science Day – October 25

Benedikt Magnússon, October 25, 2014

On October 25th 2014, University of Iceland’s School of Engineering and Natural Science will hold a Science and Technology Day.

The goal of Science Day is to introduce and promote the remarkable research being done by our scientists in various fields, from engineering to geology and astrophysics.

Crossroads of Art and Science

Benedikt Magnússon, August 18, 2014

Icelandic Centre of Excellence in Theoretical Computer Science (ICE-TCS), School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University and the Icelandic Academy of Sciences are organizing an event about the connection between art and science. It will be held on Thursday August 22nd at 17:00-19:00 in room V1.01 at the University in Reykjavik, Menntavegi 1.

More information can be found here

HoloGrav 2014

Valentina Giangreco, August 12, 2014

The 2014 annual workshop of the ESF network HoloGrav will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, on August 18-22, 2014. The meeting will provide an overview and assessment of recent progress in applying holographic methods to various strongly coupled quantum systems. Focus topics include:

  • quantum entanglement
  • out of equilibrium dynamics in condensed matter and in heavy ion collisions
  • explicit and spontaneous symmetry breaking in holographic models
  • holography for higher spin theories
  • integrability in supersymmetric gauge theories

Statistics Week April 22-25

Benedikt Magnússon, April 15, 2014

The week April 22–25, 2014 will be a statistics week. Over these days there will be four statistics events.
All the talks will be in room V-157 in VR-II on the UI campus.

  • April 22 at 14:00. Emtiyaz Khan from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: Machine Learning
  • April 23 at 12:00. R-Iceland: Opening meeting of R-Iceland, a community of R-users in Iceland
  • April 23 at 13:00. Andrew Gelman from Columbia University: The statistics package Stan
  • April 25 at 12:00. Håvard Rue from Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Penalising model component complexity: A principled practical approach to constructing priors

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