Torbjørn Sikkeland

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Torbjørn Sikkeland (3 August 1923 – 7 November 2014) was a Norwegian chemist, nuclear physicist and radiation biophysicist.

He was born in Varteig. He was part of the Berkeley team that claimed discovery of the transuranic elements of nobelium and lawrencium. He was appointed professor at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim from 1969 to 1993.[1][2] He was a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.[3]

He died in November 2014.[4]


  1. ^ Svare, Ivar. "Torbjørn Sikkeland". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Torbjørn Sikkeland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. ^ "SIKKELAND, Torbjørn" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  4. ^ Henriksen, Thormod (14 November 2014). "Torbjørn Sikkeland". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 28.