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physicist

Sven Torbjörn Lagerwall, Swedish physicist. Achievements include co-discovery of surface-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystals. Decorated officer National Order of Merit (France); recipient Chester Carlson (Xerox) award, 1989, Frederiks medal, Russia, 2003.

Background

Lagerwall, Sven Torbjörn was born on January 3, 1934 in Göteborg, Sweden. Son of Georg E. and Jenny (Thulin) Lagerwall.

Education

Master of Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, 1958. Doctor of Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Berlin, 1964.

Career

Lecturer in physics Chalmers University of Technology, 1966-1986, professor physics, since 1986, head liquid crystal research group, since 1975. Visiting lecturer department physics University California, Berkeley, 1971. Visiting research fellow in solid state physics Orsay University Paris, 1973-1974.

Visiting professor department physics University Colorado, Boulder, 1982-1983.

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-discovery of surface-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystals.

Membership

Member Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences (Gold medal 1992), Royal Society Arts and Sciences, American Physical Society, European Physical Society, International Liquid Crystal Society (honorary).

Connections

Married Charlotte M. Hartmann, February 28, 1961. Children: Kerstin, Sonja, January.

father:
Georg E. Lagerwall

mother:
Jenny (Thulin) Lagerwall

spouse:
Charlotte M. Hartmann

children:
Kerstin Lagerwall

Sonja Lagerwall

January Lagerwall