Education 1967 Cand.real. degree, University of Bergen (UiB) 1968 Diploma in education, UiB

Olav Eldholm - Curriculum vitae#


Education
  • 1967 Cand.real. degree, University of Bergen (UiB)
  • 1968 Diploma in education, UiB
  • 1976 Dr.philos. degree, UiB

Employment history
  • 1967-69 Research scientist, Continental Shelf Project, Seismological Observatory, UiB
  • 1969-70 NTNF Research Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY (LDGO)
  • 1970-74 Research scientist, LDGO
  • 1974-81 Professor petroleum geology, Department of Geology, University of Oslo (UiO)
  • 1981-03 Professor marine geophysics, Department of Geology, UiO
  • 1999-02 Adjunct full professor, Institute of Solid Earth Physics, UiB
  • 2003-09 Head of department and Professor of Earth Science, Department of Earth Science, UiB
  • 2009- Professor emeritus UiB

Field of Scholarship

The study of composition, architecture and evolution of the Earth by marine geophysical methods and geological data. Focus on plate tectonics, development and evolution of ocean basins and continental margins, and large igneous provinces.

Honours and Awards
  • 1973 Geological Society of Norway Reusch Medal
  • 1991 The Nansen Award
  • 1919 The Norwegian Geophysical Prize
  • 1997 Statoil Research Prize 1997,
  • 2007 Knight First Class, the Royal St. Olav Order

Academy memberships
  • The Norwegian Acaddemy of Science and Letters (elected 1982)
  • Academia Europaea (elected 1990).
  • Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab (elected 1997)
  • Foreign Fellow Indian Geophysical Society (elected 1998)
  • Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (elected 2008)
  • Norwegian Academy for Polar Research (elected 2008)

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