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educator , physicist

Risto Olavi Orava, Finnish physicist, educator. Licence in philosophy, 1977. Served as Second lieutenant Finnish Military, 1970. Member American Physical Society, European Physical Society (board directors high energy physics division 1990-1997), Finnish Physical Society, Finnish Space Research Association, Finnish Reactor Physics Association, Finnish Industrial Physics Society.

Background

Orava, Risto Olavi was born on January 24, 1951 in Kemijarvi, Finland. Son of Vilho O. and Ester (Pura) Orava.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Helsinki, 1973. Master of Science, University Helsinki, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in High Energy Physics, University Helsinki, 1981.

Career

Associate scientist, R.R. Wilson fellow, Fermilab, 1981-1983; senior scientist, Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 1983-1990; member Executive Committee, Delphi, European Organization of Nuclear Research/Science and Technology Coordination Committee, Finland-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1984-1989, 85-; board directors High Energy Physics Division, European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, since 1990; research scientist, European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, since 1991; deputy spokesman Content Management System, European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, 1992; director, Research Institute for High Energy Physics in Finland, Helsinki, 1990-1997; director, High Energy Physics Program, Finland, since 1996. Acting chairman Department High Energy Physics, Helsinki, 1990-1991.

Achievements

  • Licence in philosophy, 1977.

Membership

Served as Second lieutenant Finnish Military, 1970. Member American Physical Society, European Physical Society (board directors high energy physics division 1990-1997), Finnish Physical Society, Finnish Space Research Association, Finnish Reactor Physics Association, Finnish Industrial Physics Society.

Connections

Married Leena Kirsti Orava, 1972 (divorced 1996). Children: Ville Samuli, Sanna Leena.

father:
Vilho O. Orava

mother:
Ester (Pura) Orava

spouse:
Leena Kirsti Orava

child:
Ville Samuli Orava

child:
Sanna Leena Orava