Toffenprisen 2015 to research fellow Henrik Svensen, CEED
Geologist and senior research fellow Henrik Svensen at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) and the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, was awarded the Toffen Prize 2015 for outstanding contribution to the popularization of geology. The prize was awarded at the Winter Conference for the Norwegian Geological Society, January 2015.
The Toffen Prize was awarded Henrik Svensen by Tom Bugge, Norwegian Geological Society. Photo: Trond H. Torsvik, CEED
Prize for scientific outreach
Geologist and senior research fellow Henrik Svensen at the Centre for Earth Evaluation and Dynamics (CEED) and the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, has been awarded the Toffen Prize for his outstanding contribution to the popularization of geology.
Svensen is author of several books "Enden er nær. Om naturkatastrofer og samfunn" (2006) and "Bergtatt" (2011), which has been named 'the mountain book of the year 2012'. He is also editor of the book "Isfritt. Populærvitenskap som angår deg" (2014).
The prize was awarded at Norwegian Geological Society (NGF) Winter Conference, 12-14th January 2015, Stavanger.
About the Toffen Price
The Toffen prize was established by the Norwegian Geological Society and named after professor Christoffer Oftedahl ("Toffen", 1917-1982) one of the leading geologist in Norway and a contributor for outreach about geology to students and the public.
The award will serve to pay homage to a geologist who, through lectures, articles or other sectors have contributed significantly to the popularization of scientific research and art in general. Statutes for the award can be found here (in Norwegian).