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CBC in media:

Titan; Januar 18 - 2016: "Ukens forsker: Hans Petter Langtangen"

The article titled "Researcher of the week: Hans Petter Langtangen" gives a brief overview of the CBC Director Hans Petter Langtangen, and his efforts in transforming the computational science education at the University of Oslo. Hans Petter Langtangen received the Olav Thon Prize for excellence in education for his work on the Computing in Science Education (CSE) project.

 

CBC in media 2016

 

CBC in media 2015

CBC researchers Marie Rognes and Simon Funke was awarded with the 2015 Wilkinson prize for their work on dolfin-adjoint.

The Wilkinson Prize was established to honour the outstanding contributions of Dr James Hardy Wilkinson to the field of numerical software. It is awarded every four years at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics by Argonne National Laboratory, the National Physical Laboratory, and the Numerical Algorithms Group. The recipients are authors of an outstanding piece of numerical software, judged on:

  • the clarity of the software implementation and documentation;
  • the importance of the application(s) addressed by the software;
  • the portability, reliability, efficiency and usability of the software implementation;
  • the clarity and depth of analysis of the algorithms and the software in the submission;
  • the quality of the test software.

The 2015 prize was awarded to P. E. Farrell (University of Oxford and CBC), S. W. Funke (Center for Biomedical Computing at Simula Research Laboratory), D. A. Ham (Imperial College London), and M.E. Rognes (Center for Biomedical Computing at Simula Research Laboratory) for the development of dolfin-adjoint, a package which automatically derives and solves adjoint and tangent linear equations from high-level mathematical specifications of finite element discretisations of partial differential equations.  The prize was presented at ICIAM 2015.

The need for adjoints of partial differential equations (PDEs) pervades science and engineering. Adjoints enable the study of the sensitivity and stability of physical systems, and the optimization of designs subject to constraints. While deriving the adjoint model associated with a linear stationary forward model is straightforward, the derivation and implementation of adjoint models for nonlinear or time-dependent models is notoriously difficult. Dolfin-adjoint solves this problem by automatically analysing and exploiting the high-level mathematical structure inherent in finite element methods.  It is implemented on top of the FEniCS Project for finite element discretisations.

There are numerous articles and news items regarding the 2015 Wilkinson award and the dolfin-adjoint software since the announcement of the 2015 CBC winners. A few of the most relevant can be found here:

CBC in media 2014

 

CBC in media 2013

Teknisk Ukeblad; April 28 - 2013: "Hvorfor stanser hjertet hos noen, og hva gjør et infarkt med hjertet?"

The article titled "Why do some hearts stop, and what does an ischemia do to the heart?" focus on our studies on heart failure, and in particular on our efforts on improving the computational models of the heart. These models are very mathematical challenging and time consuming to calculate. We work on improving the models with regard to efficiency and accuracy, which in turn will promote a better understanding of our heart. Our combined focus on the electrical and mechanical behavior of the heart not only helps us to understand how the heart work, but may also provide solutions to why and how hearts fail and how we can prevent and treat heart diseases.
This article was also publishet on the webpages of the Research Council of Norway: www.forskningsradet.no/prognett-evita/Nyheter/Regner_for_livet/1253985052474/p1226485583574

CBC in media 2012

Budstikka; October 29 - 2012; Page 9: "Flere tar doktorgrad på jobb"

The article focus on the possibilities of studying for a PhD degree (partially funded by the RCN) while you work for a company. Tor Gillberg, a PhD associated with CBC, explains about his research on developing new computational methods.

International innovation; July - 2012; Page 100-102: "Advancing simulations toward patient-centred care"

The article focus on the CBC effort to develope patient specific mathematical models that allow us to determine the effects on blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow fraom conditions such as syringomyelia, Chiari and stroke.

International innovation; June - 2012; Page 55-57: "A new paradigm in scientific computing"

The article focus on the FEniCS project and our effort to develop free and open source software for automated solutions to differential equations.

Circulation; 08.05.2012; Page 106-107: "Funding Short-Term Visits by Scientific Staff and Groups of Researchers in Germany and Norway to Establish and Develop Joint Research Projects"

The prestigious medical journal Circulation published at interview with Bjørn Fredrik Nielsen about the DAADppp mobility programme-funded cardiac mathematical modelling collaboration with Germany. The purpose of this collaboration is to develop new methods to give early diagnostics of an ischemia by combining our expertise on heart modelling with Professor Burger's expertise on inverse problems. Circulation is published by the American Heart Association, and has an impact factor of 14.8 and is it ranks first among journals in the Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems, Hematology, Peripheral Vascular Disease categories.

CBC in media 2011

Ring blad; 12.11.2011; Page 38-39: "Oljeteknologi på hjernen"

Our research on aneurysm rupture is picked up by a local newspaper (Ring blad) under the heading: "Oil technologi on the brain". Our research indicate that simulating the blood flow in patients aneurysms will make us able to better predict whether there is risk of life threatening rupture or not. Recent calculations show that turbulence may occur in some aneurysms, this might explain the mechanisms that lead to rupture in these aneurysms. The research was performed in cooperation with our research partners at Oslo University Hospital, the University Hospital of Northern Norway and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI).

Budstikka; 09.11.2011; Page 5: "Kan forutsi hjerneblødning"

Our research on aneurysm rupture is picked up by a local newspaper (Budstikka) under the heading: "May predict hemorrhage". Our research indicate that simulating the blood flow in patients aneurysms will make us able to better predict whether there is risk of life threatening rupture or not. Recent calculations show that turbulence may occur in some aneurysms, this might explain the mechanisms that lead to rupture in these aneurysms. The research was performed in cooperation with our research partners at Oslo University Hospital, the University Hospital of Northern Norway and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI).

Ambulanseforum; 07.11.2011: "Kan forutsi hjerneblødning"

Our research on aneurysm rupture is picked up by the national magazine for emergency and rescue service (Ambulanse forum) under the heading: "May predict hemorrhage". Our research indicate that simulating the blood flow in patients aneurysms will make us able to better predict whether there is risk of life threatening rupture or not. Recent calculations show that turbulence may occur in some aneurysms, this might explain the mechanisms that lead to rupture in these aneurysms. Professor David Steinman at the University of Toronto confirms that these findings probably will lead to a paradigm shift in the field of computational cerebral hemodynamics. The scientific community have in general neglected the effects of turbulence in the cerebral blood system, regarding it either as non existent or unimportant. Our findings may also result in the development of new methods for detecting potentially harmful aneurysms. The research was performed in cooperation with our research partners at Oslo University Hospital, the University Hospital of Northern Norway and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI).

Dagens medisin; 07.11.2011: "Kan forutsi hjerneblødning"

Our research on aneurysm rupture is picked up by a newspaper for health workers (Dagens medisin) under the heading: "May predict hemorrhage". Our research indicate that simulating the blood flow in patients aneurysms will make us able to better predict whether there is risk of life threatening rupture or not. Recent calculations show that turbulence may occur in some aneurysms, this might explain the mechanisms that lead to rupture in these aneurysms. Professor David Steinman at the University of Toronto confirms that these findings probably will lead to a paradigm shift in the field of computational cerebral hemodynamics. The scientific community have in general neglected the effects of turbulence in the cerebral blood system, regarding it either as non existent or unimportant. Our findings may also result in the development of new methods for detecting potentially harmful aneurysms. The research was performed in cooperation with our research partners at Oslo University Hospital, the University Hospital of Northern Norway and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI).

Vg; 05.11.2011; Pages 1, 26 - 27: "Kan hindre hjerneslag"

With the heading: "Norwegian Research Sensation: MAY PREVENT STROKE", CBC research on turbulence in aneurysms reached the front page of Norway«s most read newspaper. Our research indicate that simulating the blood flow in patients aneurysms will make us able to better predict whether there is risk of life threatening rupture or not. Recent calculations show that turbulence may occur in some aneurysms, this might explain the mechanisms that lead to rupture in these aneurysms. Professor David Steinman at the University of Toronto confirms that these findings probably will lead to a paradigm shift in the field of computational cerebral hemodynamics. The scientific community have in general neglected the effects of turbulence in the cerebral blood system, regarding it either as non existent or unimportant. Our findings may also result in the development of new methods for detecting potentially harmful aneurysms. The research was performed in cooperation with our research partners at Oslo University Hospital, the University Hospital of Northern Norway and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI).

Apollon; 05.11.2011: "Simuleringer kan forutsi hjerneblødning"

Our research on turbulence in aneurysms (mentioned above) also figured in the research magazine "Apollon", as well as being the feature research story on the front webpages of the University of Oslo (UiO), The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at UiO, and the Department of Informatics (UiO).

Uniforum; 31.08.2011: "Undervisning for framtidig forskning"

The cooperation with the University of Oslo (UiO), the Centre of Mathematics for Applications (CMA) and Simula (CBC) to reform traditional courses in mathematics intensive student programs is awarded UiO«s annual prize for best learning environment ("godt læringsmiljø"). The reform "Computing in Science Education" consists of integrating numerical methods, programming and visualization in basic bachelor courses on mathematics, physics, mechanics, astrophysics, geophysics, and so on. The goal is to use computer simulations actively to develop a deeper understanding of physical sciences and mathematics, even at a very early stage in university studies.

Computerworld 13.05.2011: "Her skjer den heteste it-forskningen"

Under the heading "Here is the hottest IT research", the CBC head of the Cardiologic Computations project is interviewed about our 3D models and simulations of the human heart.

Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad; 13.01.2011: "Uenige i hva som har spredt smitten"

The article refers to a discussion between the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelsa) and our research partners at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) regarding the source of the Legionnaires disease outbreak in Sarpsborg May 2005. By using site specific measurements and testing models in a wind tunnel, FFI concludes that the disease was most probably not spread by the "scrubber" at Borregaard factories.

CBC in media 2010

Politikkavisen.no; November 2010: "Tre tildelinger til Norge"
The article mentions that CBC researcher Kent-Andre Mardal will recieve a grant from The Research Council of Norway for being a runner up in the prestigious European Starting Grant (ERC). The project "Patient-Specific Mathematical Modeling with Applications to Clinical Medical: Stroke and Syringomyelia", will receive 75% of the amount applied for in the ERC Starting Grant application. Of the 2873 applicants for the ERC Starting Grants, 40 were from insitutuions in Norway. Eight Norwegian applicants made it to the second round, but only three got founding from EU due to budgetary limits.
INNO DESIGN (News about Norwegian Innovation and Design); 09.11.10: "Far 12 millioner hver til forskning"
The article mentions that CBC researcher Kent-Andre Mardal will recieve a grant from The Research Council of Norway for being a runner up in the prestigious European Starting Grant (ERC). The project "Patient-Specific Mathematical Modeling with Applications to Clinical Medical: Stroke and Syringomyelia", will receive 75% of the amount applied for in the ERC Starting Grant application. Of the 2873 applicants for the ERC Starting Grants, 40 were from insitutuions in Norway. Eight Norwegian applicants made it to the second round, but only three got founding from EU due to budgetary limits.
Research Council of Norway News; 03.11.10: "CBC researcher receives ERC runner-up grant from RCN"
As one of five Norwegian researchers, CBC researcher Kent-Andre Mardal receives a grant from The Research Council of Norway for being a runner up in the prestigious European Starting Grant (ERC). The project "Patient-Specific Mathematical Modeling with Applications to Clinical Medical: Stroke and Syringomyelia", will receive 75% of the amount applied for in the ERC Starting Grant application.
Software Carpentry; 18.06.10: "An Interwju with Hans Petter Langtangen"
An interview with the Director of CBC focusing on software use and development, and his books and courses on Python scripting and programming.
Research Council of Norway News; 28.10.10: "An article about CBC contriburion to EU "Future Emerging Technologies" initiative"
There are 20 initiatives towards this 100 Million Euro/year initiative. Five to six of these initatives will be invited to do a pilot studies. The CBC researcher Molly Maleckar, is contributing to one of these initiatives.

CBC in media 2009

NRK [TV]; 04.10.09"Newton"
Professor Bjørn Skallerud participated in the main theme of the program, addressing «why things bounce». Different objects were tried out with respect to bouncing, such as tennis and golf balls, person on a trampoline etc. As the program addresses science for children, the scope was to give a playful and simplistic explanation on elasticity and energy balance laws. BS did his own performance on the trampoline.
NRK P2; 17.06.09: "Verdt å vite"
A radio interview about the research done at CBC, with a particular focus on our simulations of the hearts electrical activity of the heart, and the possible medical insights and benefits this research are contributing to.
Computerworld; 09.06.2009: "Slik skal hjerter reddes av IT"
An article describing CBCs effort on simulating the hearts electrical activity, and the possible medical insights and benefits this research are contributing to.
Apollon; 09.06.2009: "Simulerer elektrisk feil i hjertet"
An article describing CBCs effort on simulating the hearts electrical activity, and the possible medical insights and benefits this research are contributing to.
Apollon; 02.06.2009: "Verdensledende i moderne realfagsundervisning"
By integrating numerical methods and computer simulations already in the beginners course in mathematics, physics and informatics, UiO has taken the lead in modern science education. The courses have been developed by researchers at the Centers of Excellence: Center for Biomedical Computing (CBC), Physics of Geological Processes (PGP) and Center of Mathematics for Applications (CMA) in coorporation with the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at the University of Oslo.
Dagbladet; 28.05.2009: "Ønsker mer informasjon for å forebygge shaken baby syndrome"
An article about the collaborative research CBC (Simula) and SINTEF are doing in regards to look into damages done to infants and babies as a result of violence.
Computerworld; 01.04.2009: "Ønsker Google-Python velkommen"
An interview with the director of CBC in regards to Googles announcement their goal to make "Google-Python" 5 times quicker than "CPython".

CBC in media 2008

Uniforum; 04.02.2008: "Revolusjonerer undervisninga i realfag"

Article about our cooperation with the University of Oslo, the Centre of Mathematics for Applications (CMA) and Simula (CBC) to reform traditional courses in mathematics intensive student programs. The reform consists of integrating numerical methods, programming and visualization in basic bachelor courses on mathematics, physics, mechanics, astrophysics, geophysics, and so on. The integration is novel, also in an international setting, and pedagogically highly non-trivial. The goal is to use computer simulations actively to develop a deeper understanding of physical sciences and mathematics, even at a very early stage in university studies.

CBC in media 2007

Akershus Amtstidende; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Telemarksavisa; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Firda; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Avisa Nordland; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Østlandsposten; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Hardanger folkeblad; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Aura Avis; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Austagder Blad; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Ringerikes Blad; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Sapsborg Arbeiderblad; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Finnmarken; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Smaalenes Avis; 03.09.2007: "Bruker oljeteknologi på hjernen"
"Using oil technology on the brain". An article about the cooperation between CBC and the University Hospital of Northern Norway.
Bladet Forskning; nr. 3-2007: "Jakten på blodets og pustens dynamikk"
Article explaining the purpose of CBC for the public.
Forskning.no; 06.06.2007: "20 nye yngre fremragende forskere"
Anders Logg at CBC received a "Outstanding Young Investigators" grant from the Research Council of Norway in 2007. Among the 179 applicants only 20 were awarded the grant.
Asker og Bærum Budstikke; 05.06.2007: "Fikk stipend av Forskningsrådet"
Anders Logg at CBC received a "Outstanding Young Investigators" grant from the Research Council of Norway in 2007. Among the 179 applicants only 20 were awarded the grant.
NTNU Universitetsavisen; 24.05.2007: "Biomekanikk i godt selskap"
CBC have initiated a joint research effort with The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim in the field of Boimechanics.