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physics professor

Tor Ragnar Gerholm was American physics professor. Recipient Litt prize Swedish Authors' Association, 1962, Nordstjerneorden, 1975, Cultural prize Natur och Kultur, Stockholm, 1978, Cultural prize Langmanska Kulturfonden, 1999. With Swedish army, 1945-1960. Fellow Swedish Physical Association, European Physical Association; member Royal Academy of Sciences, Royal Academy Engineering Sciences.

Background

Gerholm, Tor Ragnar was born on December 21, 1925 in Brooklyn. Arrived in Sweden, 1926. Son of Tor Vilhelm and Rakel (Lind) Gerholm.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1956.

Career

Assistant professor University Uppsala, 1956—1962. Professor physics University Stockholm, 1962—1990, professor emeritus, since 1990. Consultant Kreab, 1991—2003.

Advisory council Southeast-Banken, Stockholm, 1969-1996, chairman, 1993-1996. Member commission World Energy Council, London, 1975-1980, International Chamber of C., Paris, 1980-2002. Vice-chairman Swedish Industrial Development Fund, Stockholm, 1979-1992.

Science advisory council Incentive AB, Stockholm, 1963-1992. Board directors Swedish Institute Foreign Affairs, Stockholm, 1975-1997. Chairman International Conference Unity Science, 1993-2001.

Membership

With Swedish army, 1945-1960. Fellow Swedish Physical Association, European Physical Association. Member Royal Academy of Sciences, Royal Academy Engineering Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cooking.

Connections

Married Lena Backlin, April 29, 1948 (divorced 1967). Children: Jonas, Maria, Mikael. Married Maud Birgitta Ellemo, October 3, 1970.

1 child, Niklas.

father:
Tor Vilhelm Gerholm

mother:
Rakel (Lind) Gerholm

spouses:
Lena Backlin

Maud Birgitta Ellemo

children:
Jonas Gerholm

Maria Gerholm

Mikael Gerholm

Niklas Gerholm