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Nobel Prize Laureates

Four scientists affiliated with the University of Oslo have been awarded Nobel Prizes for their research, and one for his efforts to promote peace.

Fridtjof Nansen was a professor of zoology and later oceanography at the University of Oslo. Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his humanitarian efforts to help refugees and victims of World War I.

Beginning his economic career because the subject was quick and easy, Ragnar Frisch gradually developed a passion for the field that led to a Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969 for groundbreaking research and innovative economic thinking.

One of the University of Oslo’s most lauded professors, Odd Hassel was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1969 for his study of organic compounds.

Awarded a Nobel Prize in physics in 1973 for his work in electrical engineering, Ivar Giæver returned to Norway years later to take a professorship at the University of Oslo and address biophysical questions.

Trygve Magnus Haavelmo was born 13 December 1911 in Skedsmo, Norway. Haavelmo earned his economics degree in 1933 and Ph.D. in 1946.