Arnljot Høyland

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Arnljot Høyland (19 February 1924 – 21 December 2002) was a Norwegian mathematical statistician. He was born in Bærum. He studied at the University of Oslo and later at the University of California, Berkeley. While a student he worked for the intelligence department at the Norwegian High Command, a military officer with the rank of Major. He lectured at the University of Oslo from 1959 to 1965, and then at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, eventually as a Professor of mathematical statistics. He published the textbooks Sannsynlighetsregning og statistisk metodelære (two volumes) in 1972 and 1973.[1][2]

In 1944 Høyland composed the melody for Alf Prøysen's song "Julekveldsvise".

He was decorated Knight, First Class of the Order of St. Olav in 1995.[2]


  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Arnljot Høyland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Lindqvist, Bo. "Arnljot Høyland". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 25 March 2013.