Log In

Aant Hindriks Elzinga Edit Profile

consultant , researcher , scientist

Aant Hindriks Elzinga, Swedish scientist, researcher, consultant. Recipient Gold medal in Mathematics, University Western Ontario, 1960; Commonwealth scholar, London, 1960-1963, Canada Council scholar, Sweden, 1964-1967; Einstein's Nokel prize A Glimpsey Behind Closed Doors, 2006.


Elzinga, Aant Hindriks was born on November 22, 1937 in Bolsward, Friesland, The Netherlands. Came to Canada, 1948. Son of Henry and Geertje (Buwalda) Elzinga.


Bachelor in Mathematics and Physics, University Western Ontario, Canada, 1960. Master of Science in History and Philosophy of Science, London University, 1964. Fil.Lic., Gothenburg University, Sweden, 1968.

Fil.Dr., Gothenburg University, Sweden, 1971.


Research assistant Royal Technology Institute, Stockholm, 1971. Titular docent in humanities faculty University Gothenburg, 1971, acting head department veterinary teori, 1972, associate professor theory of science department, 1973-1983, head department, 1985, chairman, professor theory of science, 1986. Science advisor Science Council Canada, Ottawa, 1984-1985.

Coordinator 10 Years Science, Gothenburg, 1976. Consultant Swedish Agency for Research Cooperative with Developing Countries, Stockholm, 1978-1980, Federal Arab Science and Research Council, Baghdad, Iraq, 1980, United Nations Educational, 1987-1988. Member International Council for Science committee reviewing Science Committee Antarctic Research, International Panels Review Humanities Disciplines Switzerland, 1997, 98, National Science Foundation, 2001.

Member evaluation panels on arts and humanities Swiss Science Advisory Council. Scholarly visitor Scientia Sinica, Beijing, 1980, 82. Vice-dean humanities faculty University Gothenburg, 1993-1997.

Guest professor Collegium Helveticum, Swiss Institute of Technology, winters, 2000-2001, 2002-2002. Member board Swedish Collegium Advanced Studies Social Sciences, 1995-2001. Member science advisory board Swedish Building Research Council.

Member Swedish Antarctic research expedition, 1997-1998. Member European Science and Technology Assembly, 1997.


Served with University Naval Training Division, 1956-1959. Member International Political Science Association (member research committee), International Society Association (research committee 23), European Association for Study Science and Technology (president 1992-1997), Society for Social Study Science, Gothenburg Royal Society Arts and Sciences.


Married Eva Wangersjo, May 19, 1969. Children: Stina, Henrik.

Henry Elzinga

Geertje (Buwalda) Elzinga

Eva Wangersjo

Henrik Elzinga

Stina Elzinga