The Olav Thon Foundation academic awards and grants for research

The Olav Thon Foundation gives each year academic awards and funding for excellent teaching and research in medicine and natural sciences. 

The awards and fundings are given to high-quality international and national research and to research-based teaching at the university and university college level.

Award winners from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


  • National award for excellence in teaching: Professor Hans Petter Langtangen, Department of Informatics.
  • See all awards winners in 2016 (only in Norwegian).


  • National award for excellence in teaching: Professor Anders Malthe-Sørensen, Department of Physics.
  • Funding for teaching-related research in Norway: research project ReleKvant, by Student-active research, Professor Carl Angell, Professor Ellen K. Henriksen and Senior Lecturer Cathrine W. Tellefsen, Department of Physics.
Published Oct. 14, 2016 9:37 AM - Last modified Mar. 14, 2017 1:16 PM