Sjur Refsdal#

Sjur Refsdal
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1318
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Sjur Refsdal passed away January 29, 2009.

Positions Held
  • 1970 - 2001 Professor in astrophysics at the Hamburg Observatory in Germany
  • 1970 PhD (Habilitation) at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo
  • 1967 - 1970 Associate professor at the University of Nebraska

Fields of Scholarship
  • Gravitational lensing
  • Chang-Refsdal lens
  • Astrophysics

Honours and Awards
  • 1994 honorary doctorate from the University of Liège
  • 2005 the King's Medal of Merit in gold (Kongens fortjenstmedalje)
  • Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science
  • Member of the Academia Europaea

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