Geilo Winter Schools in eScience

The twentieth anniversary Geilo Winter School in eScience was held in  January 2020 at Dr. Holms hotel, Geilo. For future editions, you can stay updated on the winter school through this webpage, or on our facebook pages. Please also take a look at the webpages for the previous schools for more information.

The purpose of the winter school is to establish an annual meeting place where young researchers can get updated on new ideas, methods and theories within the eScience field. Each school attracts from 30 to 120 participants who spend one week in January learning from lectures, collaborating and exchanging ideas and experience. The winter school consists of a series of 24-30 lectures (45 minutes each) which start on Sunday afternoon and lasts until Friday after lunch. The schedule consists of a morning lecture each day, a long mid-day break suitable for social activities and skiing, and two afternoon lectures. In the evening, all participants dine together. There is also a poster session for participants to showcase their own work. The school is adapted to fit well with the train schedule from both Bergen and Oslo.

The lectures will be held in Dr. Holms Hotel, a distinguished hotel from 1909 located right next to the ski slopes in Geilo. Geilo is renowned as one of the best winter sports resorts in Northern Europe, located in the mountains between Oslo and Bergen (approximately 4 hours by train from each city). Geilo lies at an altitude of 800 meters with its highest alpine slope starting at 1178 meters above sea level.

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Time and place

  • January 19-24 2020
  • Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo, Norway

Tentative Schedule

The above calendar shows the schedule for the 2020 winter school. Please note train times for arrival and departure from Geilo. You can also subscribe to the calendar by using this link.


Hallingskarvet in the distance

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Actively paying attention during the 2017 #geilowinterschool

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Magnificent view from the slopes during the 2017 #geilowinterschool

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Poster session #geilowinterschool

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Coffee break in Gullvågsalen #geilowinterschool

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Dining at Dr Holms hotel #geilowinterschool

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