Per Osland

Professor of Physics, University of Bergen

Office: Room 333 IFT / Phone: +47 55 58 27 68 / FAX: +47 55 58 94 40 / e-mail:

Education etc:

Siv. ing. (Physics), 1968, Norges Tekniske Høgskole, Almenavdelingen, Trondheim
Dr. philos., 1975, University of Trondheim

The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, Member 1989
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Fellow 2011

Postdoctoral and research positions at:

European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, Genève, 1971-1973, 1998, 2005, 2012
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, 1975
Nordisk Institut for Teoretisk Atomfysikk NORDITA, Copenhagen, 1976, 1978-1980
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976-1978, 1981-1982, 1984-1987, 1990
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, 1982-1984, 1997

Professor in theoretical physics (elementary particle physics) University of Bergen, 1987
Deputy department chair, 2010-

Professional committee work

Research Council of Norway:

Advisory committee for Physics, Electrical Engineering and Materials Technology, 1994-1998
Expert network, 1998-2000

European Commission:

Member of various panels under Framework Programs 4, 5, 6 and 7, 1995-2012 (chairman and vicechair of some of these)
Midterm reviewer, three TMR Networks, 1998-2002

European Physical Society:

High Energy Particle Physics Division Board, 2001-2009; secretary 2005-2007; chair 2007-2009
EPS Strategy Working Group, 2010


NORDITA subfield committee for particle physics, chairman 1993-1996
NORDITA Project "Fundamental Constituents of Matter", coordinator, 1996, 1997
NORDITA subfield committee for subatomic physics, chairman, 2007-2010
NorFA Nordic network "Discovery Physics at the LHC", Bergen node manager, 2001-2006
Helsinki Institute of Physics, Evaluator of particle physics phenomenology project, 2003
EURYI referee for PPARC, 2005
Lunds Universitet, "Expert" for professor promotion, 2007
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm, "Expert" for professor promotion, 2007
Vetenskapsråden (Swedish Research Council), Stockholm, MN panel, 2011
Universitetskanslarämbetet (Swedish Higher Education Authority), panel to evaluate kandidat and master education, 2012
Norwegian Physical Society, President 2010-


Students who graduated up to present: 13 PhD students, 41 MSc students

Research Interests

CP violation, Dark matter, Electroweak interactions, Extra dimensions, Higgs phenomenology, Mathematics of Feynman amplitudes, Neutrino oscillations, Polarization, QCD vertex functions, Scattering theory, Supersymmetry phenomenology

Selected Recent Publications

  1. A. I. Davydychev, P. Osland, L. Saks,
    “Quark-gluon vertex in arbitrary gauge and dimension”
    Phys. Rev. D 63 (2001) 014022
  2. B. K. Gjelsten, D. J. Miller, P. Osland,
    “Measurement of SUSY masses via cascade decays for SPS 1a”
    J. High Energy Phys., 12 (2004) 003
  3. G. Weiglein, et al,
    “Physics Interplay of the LHC and the ILC”
    Phys. Rept. 426 (2006) 47
  4. G. Moortgat-Pick, et al,
    “Polarized positrons and electrons at the linear collider”
    Phys. Rept. 460 (2008) 131-243
  5. Abdul Wahab El Kaffas, Odd Magne Ogreid, Per Osland,
    “Constraining the Two-Higgs-Doublet-Model parameter space”
    arXiv:0706.2997 [hep-ph]
    Phys. Rev. D 76 (2007) 095001
  6. S. Lola, P. Osland, A. R. Raklev,
    “Radiative gravitino decays from R-parity violation”
    arXiv:0707.2510 [hep-ph]
    Phys. Lett. B 656 (2007) 83-90
  7. P. Osland, A. A. Pankov, N. Paver, A. V. Tsytrinov,
    “Spin and model identification of Z’ bosons at the LHC”
    arXiv:0904.4857 [hep-ph]
    Phys. Rev. D 79 (2009) 115021

List of papers (from inSPIRE)

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