Gunnerus Medal

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The Gunnerus Medal (Norwegian: Gunnerusmedaljen) is a medal awarded by the learned society Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.

It was inaugurated in 1927, and named after Johan Ernst Gunnerus, founder of the learned society.[1] Members of the learned society are eligible to suggest candidates, and the medal is awarded by the board of directors.[2]

Current bearers of the medal are Johannes Moe (since 1988), Stig Strömholm (1997), Olaf I. Rønning (1998), Jørn Sandnes (1999), Gunnar Sundnes (2001), Peder Johan Borgen (2003), Harald A. Øye (2004), Jens Glad Balchen (2006), Olav Smidsrød (2008) and Ivar Giaever (2010).[2]

Awardees[edit]

Recipients of the medal:[3]

Year Awardees
2012 Håkon Bleken
2011 Karsten Jakobsen
2011 Jon Ofstad Lamvik
2010 Ivar Giæver
2008 Olav Smidsrød
2006 Jens Glad Balchen
2004 Harald A. Øye
2003 Peder Johan Borgen
2002 Atle Selberg
2001 Gunnar Sundnes
1999 Jørn Sandnes
1998 Olaf I. Rønning
1997 Stig Strömholm
1996 Magne Skodvin
1994 Gustav Lorentzen
1992 Grethe Authén Blom
1991 Katrine Seip Førland
Tormod Førland
1990 Kristen B. Eik-Nes
1989 Arne E. Holm
1988 Johannes Moe
1987 John Ugelstad
1986 Olav Gjærevoll
1985 Helge Ingstad
1984 Olav Næs
1983 Sverre Westin
1977 Einar Haugen
1975 Erling Sivertsen
1973 Ove Arbo Høeg
1970 Hans Peter L'Orange
Harald Wergeland
1968 Sverre Steen
1966 Ivar Asbjørn Følling
1964 Odd Hassel
1963 Carl Johan Sverdrup Marstrander
1962 Thoralf Albert Skolem
1960 Johan Peter Falkberget
Egil Andersen Hylleraas
1959 Didrik Arup Seip
1958 Viggo Brun
1957 Ragnvald Iversen
Otto Lous Mohr
1955 Olaf Holtedahl
1952 Halvdan Koht
1950 Kristian Emil Schreiner
1949 Konrad Hartvig Isak Rosenvinge Nielsen
1948 Bjørn Helland-Hansen
1946 Magnus Bernhard Olsen
1938 Vilhelm Frimann Koren Bjerknes
1935 Theodor Frölich
Valentin Fürst
1934 Sigurd Einbu
1931 Sigval Schmidt-Nielsen[4]
1930 Just Knud Qvigstad
1927 Waldemar C. Brøgger[5]
Lars Christensen[6]
- Nils Pedersen
- Theodor Petersen
- Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gunnerus-medaljen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Priser og utmerkelser" (in Norwegian). Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters. Retrieved 7 June 2007. 
  3. ^ «Innehavere av Gunnerusmedaljen», Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab.
  4. ^ Sigval Schmidt-Nielsen, Store Norske Leksikon
  5. ^ Waldemar Christofer Brøgger utdypningsartikkel, Store Norske Leksikon
  6. ^ Lars Christensen utdypningsartikkel, Store Norske Leksikon