Fundamental science changes society: the emergence of modern meteorology (Arnt Eliassen’s 100th anniversary)

In September 2015 it is 100 years since one of the fathers of the modern meteorology was born - Arnt Eliassen (9.9.1915 – 22.4.2000). This is celebrated by DNVA and UiO with a seminar on how fundamental science can change the society. Eliassen is known among other topics for his research on dynamic metheorology, and important contributions to numerical weather forecast.

Arnt Eliassen, a geophysicist and meteorologist and pioneer in modern meteorology. Photo: Kirsten Helgeland, Uniforum

Seminar: Arnt Eliassen’s 100th anniversary

In 2015 it is 100 years since one of the fathers of the modern meteorology was born - Arnt Eliassen (9.9.1915 – 22.4.2000).

This is celebrated by DNVA and UiO with a seminar on how fundamental science can change the society: The emergence of modern meteorology.

A pioneer in modern weather forecast

Arnt Eliassen was a geophysicist and meteorologist and pioneer in modern meteorology with his research on numerical weather forecast. He is also well known for his cooperation with Jule G. Charney for the development of methods for calculating weather forecast with help of computers.

He is an international recognized researcher with several international awards for his research contributions

Arnt Eliassen, was professor at the University of Oslo, Institute of Geophysics in the period 1958 to 1985. Institute of Geophysics was later a part of Department of Geosciences.

About the seminar

The programme consists of five speeches and is open for all interested, dinner for invited guests and others (if capacity). The seminar venue is at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, September 18 2015, from 16.00.

Deadline for registration for the seminar is 4.9.2015.

See programme for the seminar and information about registration

 

Published June 4, 2015 1:22 PM - Last modified June 24, 2015 1:44 PM