Tord Hjalmar Ganelius Edit Profile
Ganelius completed his Ph.D. in 1953 at Stockholms Högskola (known as Stockholm University since 1960) by presenting his dissertation Sequences of Analytic Functions and Their Zeros.
His primary research interests were holomorphic functions and approximation theory. He was an Associate Professor at Lund University in 1953–56 and in 1957 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at Gothenburg University, where he served until 1981. During this time he was Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, in 1963–65 and 1977–80.
Tord Ganelius has also been a visiting professor at the University of Washington in 1962, Cornell University in 1967–68 and the University of California, San Diego in 1972–73. In 1966, Ganelius published the Swedish-language mathematics textbook ”Introduktion till matematiken”, which since 2006 has been available on-line. They have four children: Per (1952), Truls (1955), Svante (1957) and Aggie Öhman (1963).
[Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences]
He served as Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and was a board member of the Nobel Foundation from 1981 to 1989. In 1972, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and he was appointed the permanent secretary in 1981, a position he held until 1989. He was a board member of the Nobel Foundation from 1981 to 1989, and every October he announced the Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Economic Sciences.
Married Aggie Agnes Hemberg, October 6, 1951. Children: Per, Truls, Svante, Aggie.