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Time and place: June 10, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Dr. Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr., is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Roberts is Director of Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS), Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences. He writes, teaches, and lectures widely on African-American history, medical and public health history, urban history, issues of policing and criminal justice, and the history of social movements.

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Time and place: June 3, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 2

Robert A. Aronowitz is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Aronowitz is the Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and chair, History and Sociology of Science, at the University of Pennsylvania. His main areas of research are the history of 20th century disease, epidemiology, and population health.

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Time and place: May 27, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Terrence W. Deacon is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. 

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Time and place: Apr. 1, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Steven Orzack is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Orzack has a B.A. in Biology from The University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. He is President and Senior Research Scientist at Fresh Pond Research Institute, a non-profit scientific research institute researching pure and applied topics relating to the evolution of insects, demography, population dynamics and ecology, population genetics and evolution, the statistics of sampling for Census 2000, the dynamics of atmospheric gases, and human genetics.

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Time and place: Mar. 16, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 2

Liliana Doganova is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Doganova teaches at Ecole des Mines and PSL. Her research lies at the intersection of economic sociology and STS (Science and Technology Studies), and explores market construction processes and valuation devices. She is currently preparing a monograph on the historical sociology of discounting.

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Time and place: Mar. 4, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus Seminarrom 204

Henk de Regt is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. De Regt is Professor of Philosophy of Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Science at Radboud University. He obtained his PhD in 1993 at the Faculty of Philosophy at the VU Amsterdam, with the doctoral thesis Philosophy and the Art of Scientific Discovery. After obtaining his PhD, De Regt worked as a lecturer of the philosophy of science at Wageningen University and Utrecht University College, and as a researcher at Utrecht University. In 2001 he returned to the VU, where he carried out his first research project on scientific understanding with an NWO-Vidi grant. Subsequent projects were funded by NWO and Fordham University (New York), and were carried out at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and Cambridge University.

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Time and place: Feb. 26, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Karen Crowther is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Crowther is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo. She specializes in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of physics. Crowther is interested in the nature of fundamental physical theories, as well as the idea of emergent physics, and the relationship between these different `levels’ of description. Much of her research has focused on effective field theory, spacetime and quantum gravity. Crowther's current project explores the roles of principles and other non-empirical guides to scientific theory construction and evaluation. In particular, she is looking at the different non-empirical guides involved in the search for quantum gravity. Before coming to Oslo, Crowther was a postdoc at the University of Geneva and University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD from the University of Sydney.

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Time and place: Feb. 12, 2020 3:30 PM4:45 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Malin Ah-King is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Ah-King is an evolutionary biologist and gender researcher (Associate Professor in Gender Studies). Since she received her PhD in Zoology, Stockholm University, she has worked with interdisciplinary gender/biology research in different ways, by problematizing notions of biological sex as binary and stable, highlighting gender stereotypes and heteronormative conceptions in theory and research.

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Time and place: Feb. 5, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Gard Paulsen kommer til Forum for vitenskapsteori. Paulsen er forsker i teknologi- og vitenskapshistoriker ved NTNU. Han deltar i forskningsprosjektet 3ROceans, som undersøker forbindelsene mellom havets representasjons- og fremstillingsformer, ressurser og reguleringer.

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Time and place: Dec. 11, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus: Undervisningsrom 3

Suzi Adams is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series.  Adams is currently visiting fellow at the center ”Future of Sustainability” at the University of Hamburg.

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Time and place: Nov. 27, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 2

Alexander Rosenberg is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series.  Rosenberg is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy, Duke University.

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Time and place: Nov. 20, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset

Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series at a special event in collaboration with Centre for Advanced Study at Litteraturhuset. Pigliucci has a doctorate in genetics from the University of Ferrara, Italy, a PhD in biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Tennessee. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

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Time and place: Nov. 20, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Pigliucci has a doctorate in genetics from the University of Ferrara, Italy, a PhD in biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Tennessee. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

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Time and place: Oct. 30, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Michael Strevens is visiting the Science Studies Colloqium Series. Strevens is professor in the Philosophy Department at New York University. His academic work is principally concerned with the nature of science, covering topics such as scientific explanation, understanding, complex systems, probability of various sorts, causation, and the social structure of science; he also applies contemporary research in cognitive psychology to explain aspects of both philosophical and scientific thinking.

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Time and place: Oct. 23, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 3

Liv Langfeldt kommer til Forum for vitenskapsteori. Langfeldt er Forsker 1 ved NIFU og leder for Centre for Research Quality and Policy Impact Studies (R-QUEST). Hun har en dr.polit.-grad fra Universitet i Oslo og forsker på blant annet på forsknings­politiske virkemidler og fagfellevurdering. På seminaret vil hun presentere et rammeverk for å studere forskningskvalitet, som samtidig sikter mot å forstå skjæringspunktet mellom politikk og vitenskap. Temaet blir også belyst empirisk, med data fra ulike fagfelt.

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Time and place: Oct. 14, 2019 8:30 AM5:00 PM, Bikuben, Kristine Bonnevie House

This symposium brings together world leaders in the ER proteostasis field in Oslo to showcase new research in this burgeoning field and its links to different aspects of normal cellular function as well as disease states, and aims stimulate new collaborative research.

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Time and place: Sep. 18, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Ingo Brigandt is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Brigandt is Professor of Philosophy, University of Alberta, and has held various grants and fellowships from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, the University of Hannover, Duke University and the University of Alberta. His work combines the history and philosophy of biology with epistemology and the philosophy of mind and language by attempting to understand scientific practice and concept use (including its historical change) from an epistemological and semantic point of view.

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Time and place: Aug. 20, 2019 12:15 PM1:30 PM, Seminarrom 3, Sophus Bugges hus, Blindern, University of Oslo

In this lecture, Professor Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza from the University of São Paulo, will argue that, though colonization may have officially ended, its drastic negative effects still persist in the form of a hierarchy of races, knowledges, languages etc that hinders local knowledges and local scientific production.

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Time and place: July 7, 2019July 12, 2019, The University of Oslo Blindern Campus, The University Aula,The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology

The Science Studies Colloquium Series is sponsoring The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) Conference 2019, that will take place in Oslo in July. 

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Time and place: June 19, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Dr. Holly Andersen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. 

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Time and place: May 22, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus Auditorium 2

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing our lives. However, modern AI shows remarkable, unpredictable and mysterious non-human behaviour when replacing human activity, and this is not at all understood. Professor Anders Hansen from the University of Cambridge gives a talk on the mysteries of AI.

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Time and place: May 15, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Professor Geoffrey Bowker, UCI-Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences, is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series.

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Time and place: Apr. 10, 2019 4:15 PM5:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 2

Professor Tom Shakespeare is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Shakespeare is trained in social and political sciences at Cambridge University, and has taught and researched at the Universities of Sunderland, Leeds, Newcastle and East Anglia. From 2008-2013 he was a technical officer at the World Health Organisation. Currently Shakespeare is chair of Light for the World - UK, and vice-chair of Light for the World International, see https://www.light-for-the-world.org/.

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Time and place: Mar. 27, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus Seminarrom 204

Professor Susan Owens is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Susan Owens is Emeritus Professor of Environment and Policy at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy. She has researched and published widely in the field of environmental governance, focusing on policy processes in modern democracies and in particular on the role of knowledge, evidence, ideas and expertise in policy formation and change.

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Time and place: Feb. 27, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus Seminarrom 204

Professor ved TIK Senter for teknologi, innovasjon og kultur ved Universitetet i Oslo, Magnus Gulbrandsen kommer til Forum for Vitenskapsteori! Gulbrandsen jobber blant annet med offentlige forskningsorganisasjoner rolle i innovasjon, prosessen omkring “impact”, kommersialisering av forskning og forholdet mellom universitet og industri.

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