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Published: 15 Apr, 2010

Creative opening of IceLab research centre

NEWS The Integrated Science Lab (IceLab), a new centre for young researchers at Umeå University, officially begins its operations on Friday 16 April. The premises are more like a living room than an office, in order to stimulate creative discussions. Creativity is also the theme for the opening ceremony.

Text: Karin Wikman

IceLab is an interdisciplinary initiative that was established at three departments: Ecology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, and Physics. Their research focuses on understanding the large-scale organization of social, biological and technological systems using tools from physics, mathematics, and computer science. It includes everything from how bark beetles attack and kill the forests to how information is spread between people.

Opening ceremony programme – Friday 16 April

13.30-15.45 Creativity seminar with Peter Viksten16.00-17.00 Presentation of the Icelab and personnel17.00-onward Mingel
Place: Natural Sciences Building, level 3. The entrance is located straight ahead as you pass through the skywalk from Universum towards the Natural Sciences Building.

For further information, please contact:

Petter HolmeDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +46 (0)90–786 50 44
E-mail: petter.holme@physics.umu.se

Åke BrännströmDepartment of Mathematics and Mathematical StatisticsPhone: +46 (0)90–786 78 62
E-mail: ake.brannstrom@math.umu.se

Martin RosvallDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +46 (0)90–786 50 44
E-mail: martin.rosvall@physics.umu.se

Editor: Karin Wikman