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Tor Hagfors

Tor Hagfors, emeritus educator. Named Asteroid named Hagfors, 2000. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Norwegian Academy of Sciences; member American Astronomical Society, American Geophysical Union, International Union Radio Science (Van der Pol Gold medal 1987, von Humboldt fellow 1989-1990, Senior Granville Beynon medal 2002), Max Planck Society, Royal Astronomical Society.

Background

  • Hagfors, Tor was born on December 18, 1930 in Oslo. Came to the United States, 1963. Son of Vidar Johan and Hanna Viktoria (Edmundson) Hagfors.

  • Education

    • Master of Engineering, University Trondheim, Norway, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Oslo, 1959. HDL (honorary), University Oulu, 2002.

      HDL (honorary), University Tromso, 2003.

    Career

    • Scientist Norwegian Defense Research Laboratories, Kjeller, 1955-1959, 61-63. Research assistant Stanford University, California, 1959-1961. Staff member Lincoln Laboratories Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1963—1967, 1971—1973.

      Director Jicamarca Observatory, Lima, Peru, 1967—1969. Professor electrical engineering University Trondheim, 1973-1982. Director EISCAT, Kiruna, Sweden, 1975-1982.

      Director National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1982-1992. Director Max-Planck Institute für Aeronomie, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, 1992-1998. Member Fachbeirat, Max-Planck Institute für Aeronomie, Lindau-Harz, Germany, 1977-1982, Swedish Space Research Board, Stockholm, 1978-1982.

      Board directors Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation.

    Works

    • Author, editor: Radar Astronomy, 1967, High Latitude Space Plasma Physics, 1983.

    Membership

    Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Norwegian Academy of Sciences. Member American Astronomical Society, American Geophysical Union, International Union Radio Science (Van der Pol Gold medal 1987, von Humboldt fellow 1989-1990, Senior Granville Beynon medal 2002), Max Planck Society, Royal Astronomical Society.

    Connections

    • Children: John, Toril, Martin, Vivien.
    • father: Vidar Johan Hagfors
    • mother: Hanna Viktoria (Edmundson) Hagfors
    • children: John Hagfors
    • Toril Hagfors
    • Martin Hagfors
    • Vivien Hagfors
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    Born December 18, 1930
    Nationality
    • 1955
      University Trondheim
    • 1959
      University Oslo
    • 2002
      University Oulu
    • 2003
      University Tromso
    • 1955 - 1959
      Scientist, Norwegian Defense Research Laboratories
      Kjeller, Akershus, Norway
    • 1959 - 1961
      research assistant, Stanford University
      California, United States
    • 1963 - 1967
      staff member, Lincoln Laboratories Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
      director, Jicamarca Observatory
      Lima, Peru, Peru
    • 1971 - 1973
      staff member, Lincoln Laboratories Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1973 - 1982
      professor, electrical engineering University Trondheim
    • 1975 - 1982
      director, EISCAT
      Kiruna, Norrbottens Lan, Sweden
    • 1982 - 1992
      director, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Cornell University
      Ithaca, New York, United States
    • 1992 - 1998
      director, Max-Planck Institute f+-r Aeronomie
      Katlenburg-lindau, Niedersachsen, Germany, Germany
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    Award