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Karna Lidmar Bergström recieves her laurel and prize
Honorary doctor Karna Lidmar Bergström at the Prize Ceremony in 2018.
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Honorary Doctors

Those who have had great significance for research or education at the Faculty of Science, or otherwise contributed to the knowledge of our faculty, can be appointed an honorary doctorate by the Faculty. An honorary doctorate may also be appointed to those who otherwise deserves a PhD, through the efforts of faculty interests.

Honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science 2019

Professor John H.D. Eiland

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Honorary Doctor John H.D. Eiland at the prize ceremony.
Photo: Johan Wingborg

Professor John H.D. Eiland from Oxford University was appointed honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science 2019. Professor Eland is well known for his pioneering efforts in the development of coincidence methods in atomic and molecular physics and he has for a long time worked closely with researchers at the University of Gothenburg. In connection with his retirement in 2006, two coincidence instruments were transferred to Sweden, which now constitutes an important part of the infrastructure for atomic and molecular physics at the Department of Physics.

2010

FRIZELL, Bengt
Naturvårdsintendent, Länstyrelsen i Västra Götaland.

HEYWOOD, Karen
Professor, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.

2011

BOONE, Charles M.
Professor, University of Toronto, Canada.

2012

MASON, Randall F.
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

POWER, Deborah M.
Professor, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal.

2013

ANDERSEN, Tom
Professor, University of Oslo, Norway.

2014

WENBLAD, Axel
Chairman of the board of the Swedish World Wide Fund for Nature

2015

ZHISHENG, An
Professor,Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shaanxi Province, China.

THIEDE, Jörn
Professor, Helmholtz-Center for Ocean Research GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.

2016

BUTLIN, Roger
Professor, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

ODEGAARD, Nancy
Professor, Drachman Institute, University of Arizona, USA.

2017

EKDAHL, Annika
Textile artist

YAO, Tandong
Professor and director, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

2018

LIDMAR-BERGSTRÖM, Karna
Professor emerita, Stockholm University

2019

ELAND, John H.D.
Professor, Oxford University, United Kingdom

2000

BÖDDI, Béla (b. 1950)
Professor, Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary.

FARRELL, Anthony P. (b. 1952)
Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

JENNINGS, S. Gerard (b. 1943)
Professor, University of Galway, Ireland.

TOENNIES, Jan Peter (b. 1930)
Professor, Max Planck Institut fuer Strömungsforschung.

2001

ANDERSSON, Bengt (b. 1940)
Teacher, Flatåsskolan, Göteborg.

LILIENBERG, Per (1931-2002)
Principal, Gerleborgsskolan, Dingle.

MADDEN, Dean (b. 1960)
University of Reading, England.

SCHOLLAR, John (b. 1950)
University of Reading, England.

2002

ALLER, Robert (b. 1950)
Professor, Marine Sciences Research Center, USA.

BONAMI, Aline (b. 1944)
Professor, Université d'Orléans, France.

ORLOV, Nikolai (b. 1952)
Zoological institute of RAS, Russia.

RYVARDEN, Leif (b. 1935)
Professor, University of Oslo, Norway.

2003

FANKLIN, Craig (b. 1961)
Professor, University of Queensland, Australien.

GRIGG, Gordon (b. 1942)
Professor, University of Queensland, Australien.

HANSSON, Hans G. (b. 1945)
Intendent, Tjärnö marinbiologiska laboratorium.

KIELLAND-BRANDT, Morten C. (b. 1944)
Professor, Carlsberg Laboratory, Denmark.

2004

JOHANSSON, Bengt O. H. (b. 1934)
Visiting professor, Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg.

LINDÉN, Lena M. (b. 1949)
CEO, Nordens Ark.

2005

STENGEL, Werner (b. 1936)
Rollercoaster constructor.

2006

DAVISON, Bill (b. 1952)
Professor, University of Canterbury, Nya Zeeland.

GRIMMOND, Sue (b. 1959)
Professor, King's College, England.

2007

COX, David (b. 1924)
Nuffield College, England.

FU, Congbin (b. 1939)
Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

MUNAWAR, Mohiuddin (b. 1940)
Great Lakes Laboratory of Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, Canada.

2008

ANDERSSON, Mats
The Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket).

PEGG, David (b. 1940)
Professor emeritus, University of Tennessee, USA.

STEGEMAN, John J.
Professor, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA.

VON STORCH, Hans
Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany.

UNDERWOOD, Anthony
Professor, University of Sydney, Australia.

2009

FUKORO, Hiroyoshi (b. 1952)
Senior Managing Director, Nissan Chemical Industries.

KLIPP, Edda (b. 1965) 
Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

1990

ERIKSSON, Ture (b. 1926)

LARSEN, Helge (1922-2005)

1991

BORDWELL, Frederick (b. 1916)

GRAY, Harry B. (b. 1935)

HIEU, Nguyen van (b. 1938)

HUBENDICK, Bengt (b. 1916)

WHITFIELD, Michael (b. 1940)

1992

AFZELIUS, Lars (1936-2001)

NITZELIUS, Tor (1914-1999)

1993

AGUIRRE, Gustavo (b. 1943)

FARBER, B. Dedora (b. 1938)

1994

CORBETT, Keith F. (b. 1941)

JONES, E. Peter (b. 1935)

RÜDIGER, Wolfhart (b. 1933)

1995

GAUDRY, Garth I. (b. 1941)

GIBBINS, Ian L. (b. 1954)

MORRIS, Judy L. (b. 1952)

SAMUELSSON, Lennart (b. 1932-1996)

1996

DIAZ, J. Robert (b. 1946)

PEARSON, Tomas (b. 1938)

1997

FRANCKE, Wittko (b. 1940)

GUND, Gordon (b. 1939)

HIRANO, Tetsuya (b. 1937)

MATTHIAS, Eckart (b. 1930)

1998

SWOFFORD, David L. (b. 1954)

WINGFIELD, John (b. 1948)

1999

JOHNSON, Ken (b. 1940)

KJELLÉN, Bo (b. 1933)

MAUCERI, Giancarlo (b. 1947)

1982

BOLIS, Liana (f. 1926)

LARSON, Sten (1908-1999)

1983

PRANCE, Ghillean (f. 1937)

1984

FAIRBRIDGE, Rhodes (1914-2006)

ROTHSCHILD, Miriam (1908-2005)

ÖSTLUND, Göte (f. 1923)

1985

SALAM, Abdus (1926-1996)

STRID, Lars (1925-1994)

WALLER, Ivar (1898-1991)

1986

GROVE, David J. (f. 1940)

KLEMM, Alfred (f.1913)

MONIN, A.S. (1921-2007)

1987

MARCUS, Rudolph A. (f. 1923)

RAVEN, Peter H. (f. 1936)

1988

SUNDELL, Lars-Erik (1925-1993)

1989

EISNER, Thomas (f. 1929)

HJORTSTAM, Kurt (f. 1933)

KELLY, Hugh P. (1931-1992)

MEINWALD, Jerrold (f. 1927)

1972

EDSALL, John T. (1902-2002)

1973

ALIMARIN, Ivan Pavlovich (1903-1989)

1974

EDBERG, Rolf (1912-1997)

FORNANDER, Sven (1913-2005)

FRENCH, C. Stacy (1907-1995)

1975

STEEMANN NIELSEN, Einer (1907-1989)

1978

DENTON, Eric J. (1923-2007)

KOREVAAR, Jacob (f. 1923)

Short Facts: Honorary Doctors

  • 102 persons have been awarded the title Honorary Doctor by the Faculty of Science at Gothenburg university.
  • The appointments started in 1972 and have since been announced on 43 occasions.
  • Honorary doctors have been awarded every year since 1982.
  • At most, five people have been appointed in the same year. This happened in 1991 and 2008.