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Ivar Olov Göte Olovsson

professor of inorganic chemistry

Ivar Olov Göte Olovsson, Swedish chemistry educator. Named Knight of Northern Star State of Sweden, 1975, Chevalier, Palmes Académiques, State of France, 1981. Captain artillery Swedish Armed Forces Reserve, 1948-1993. Fellow Institute Physics; member Royal Academy of Sciences (Gold medal 1961), Royal Society Sciences, Swedish Chemical Society (Gold medal 1965).

Background

Olovsson, Ivar Olov Göte was born on October 15, 1928 in Rödön, Sweden. Son of Erik Julius and Anna (Andersson) Olovsson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1957. Doctor of Science, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1961.

Career

Teaching assistant University Uppsala, 1953-1957, assistant professor, 1961-1964, associate professor, 1965-1969, professor, 1969-1993, professor emeritus, since 1993. Research associate University California, Berkeley, 1957-1959, 64-65, Miller visiting research professor, 2002. Visiting professor Laboratory de Cristallographie, Grenoble, France, 1977-1978.

Guest professor University Konstanz, Germany, 1982-1983.

Membership

Captain artillery Swedish Armed Forces Reserve, 1948-1993. Fellow Institute Physics. Member Royal Academy of Sciences (Gold medal 1961), Royal Society Sciences, Swedish Chemical Society (Gold medal 1965).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Outdoor life, mountaineering, skiing, music.

Connections

Married Kristina Linnéa Jonsson, December 27, 1950. Children: Sixten Ingemar, Hans Gunnar, Ingrid Kristina, Martin Ivar.

father:
Erik Julius Olovsson

mother:
Anna (Andersson) Olovsson

spouse:
Kristina Linnéa Jonsson

children:
Sixten Ingemar Olovsson

Hans Gunnar Olovsson

Ingrid Kristina Olovsson

Martin Ivar Olovsson