Nils Roll-Hansen#

Nils Roll-Hansen
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Email:nils.roll-hansen 'at'
Membership Number:3222
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:NORWAY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007- Professor Emeritus, University of Oslo
  • 1994-2007 Full professor in history and philosophy of science, Department of philosophy/ Department of philosophy, classics, history of art and ideas at University of Oslo
  • 1985-1993 Professor II in history and philosophy of science at University of Oslo
  • 1977-93 Senior researcher Nordic Institute for Studies of Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU)
  • 1976-77 Professor in the theory of natural sciences
  • 1964-1976 Teaching and administrative appointments, research fellowships, etc at the University of Oslo.
  • 1962-64 Graduate student in plant biochemistry with Professor Andy Benson at UCLA and UCSD

Fields of Scholarship
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History and philosophy of biology, 19th and 20th century, in particular
  • History of genetics with emphasis on the formation of classical genetics
  • Environmental science and politics, e.g., acid rain and forest death
  • Reductionism in biology
  • Interaction of science and politics, e.g., Eugenics, and Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union
  • Science policy

Honours and Awards
  • Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi) since 1993.
  • Chair of Academy’s Committee on climate research 2009-2011.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of several central journals.
  • Member of several university, governmental and international committees. Chair of several of these.

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