PhD day 2017

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Science Library invites Ph.D. candidates to a day of motivation, inspiration and dissemination.

Update June 9th 2017

We congratulate the winner of the Best Poster Award - Hans Vigeland Lerum, and honorable mentions go to Torunn Kjeldstad, Martin Helsø and Magdalena Kersting. The Audience Best Poster Award went to Torunn Kjeldstad.


11:00 Poster-session
Jury will view the posters in the east foyer of Vilhelm Bjerknes' house. Read the abstracts for the submitted posters.

12:00 Opening
By UiOs rector-to-be Svein Stølen at the University of Oslo.

12:15 Defending your thesis
Get the best advise from super-supervisors:

  • Glenn-Peter Sætre, Department of Biosciences,
  • Sunniva Siem, Department of Physics.

13:00 Lunch and vote for your favourite poster

13:45 Live the PhD life
PhD candidate Norith Eckbo, Department of Biosciences.

14:00 Dealing with stress during the PhD
Stress is such a common feeling among PhD students that it often seems as an inevitable, inescapable and necessary part of the process. While some degree of stress is perhaps inevitable (and even useful), it can easily become overwhelming; affecting not only your ability to do the work but also your general health and well being. So how can you avoid that overwhelming stress? And what can you do to escape it?

Get empowered and inspired by blogger, author, motivator and former physicist James Hayton, PhD.

15:15 The award ceremony!
Best poster and Audience choice awards. Prize for Best poster NOK 10 000, prize for Audience choice is NOK 2000. Read more in the guidelines and practicalities for the poster session.

15:30 BBQ and Pub at the End of the Universe
Strøm Larsen fires up the grill and Realistforeningen keeps the bar open.

16:15 Jorge Cham from PhD Comics and PhD Movie 2 
Jorge Cham - the creator of PhD Comics - visits The Science Library with his new book We have no idea! Event in cooperation with UiODoc and Tekna.

Poster session

Grab the opportunity to reach out with your research in the foyer of the Science Library! Read guidelines and practicalities, and register for the poster session before May 10th. Abstracts for the submitted posters can be found here.

Prepare for PhD day

Courses by the Science Library

Carpentry@UiO courses

Courses by Science for Society

Events by UiODoC


  • Tekna
  • UiODoc
  • Science for Society
  • Software Carpentry


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Published Mar. 13, 2017 1:11 PM - Last modified Feb. 12, 2019 10:55 AM