Born 19.03.1938 in Bergen
High School 1956 in Bergen
Master of Science, January, 1964, University of Bergen
Philosophical Doctor Degree, 1970, University of Bergen
July, 1964 – May, 1967
CNRS, College de France and Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, June 1967 – June
(amanuensis) Univ. of Bergen from July 1969 (“first amanuensis” from 1970)
Researcher, College de France, 1973 - 1974
in Experimental Particle Physics, University of Bergen from 1984
CERN, 1984 - 1985
“distinguished professor” at CERN 1989 – 1993
Leader, CERN’s Physics Division 01.01.1990 – 31.12.1992
50% position at
CERN with 50% leave of absence from University of Bergen from 1993
CERN’s Physics Schools in Europe from 1992 and in Latinamerika from 2000.
the Program of Subatomic Physics, Norwegian Research Council, 1994 – 1997.
Chairman of the
working group for the Norwegian CERN Committee, 1998 – 2007.
Some other assignments
representative in Restricted ECFA (European Committee for Future
Accelerators) 1980 – 1989.
CERN’s ACCU (Advisory Committee of CERN Users) for two periods
CERN Reports Editorial Board
CERN Courier Editorial Board
1975 numerous interviews in the written press as well as radio and
TV-programs together with public talks in Norway and other countries. In
particular could be mentioned a TV-program and two radio programs with
Stephen Hawking, two 40 minutes TV-programs from CERN, participation in
a Dutch feature movie “Part-time God”, 1992.
Co-author of the popular science book “Search for Infinity”, later
translated to 11 languages.
as the best teacher at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Univ. of Bergen.
Meltzerfond and University of Bergen’s outreach price.
National Outreach Price (The Norwegian Research Council)
a large number of conference and mass media presentations on global
energy problems and the possibility of exploiting the Norwegian Thorium
resources in Nuclear reactors based on new technologies