15 April 1917|
|Died||7 June 1998
|Notable awards||Wollaston Medal 1972
Celsius Medal 1969
Royal Swedish Academy 1973
Life and work
He received his Ph.D from the University of Oslo in 1946. He subsequently worked at the University of Chicago (1948–1961) and at the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science (1952–1955) at the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (1960–1961) and for the rest of his career at the University of Uppsala (1961–1982).
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