1967		Cand.real. degree, University of Bergen (UiB)
1968		Diploma in education, UiB
!!Olav Eldholm - Curriculum vitae
*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__
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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. 
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__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)