The Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship
- Lars Onsager (1903–1976)
Norwegian-American chemist and physicist. Born in Oslo, Ch.E. degree from Norges Tekniske Høiskole, Trondheim, in 1925. Emigrated to the USA in 1928 and became an American citizen in 1945. J. Willard Gibbs Professor at Yale University. Received the 1968 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work done in 1931 on irreversible thermodynamics. (Biographical note).
Thanks to the generosity of Lars Onsager's sons and daughter, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has established a Lars Onsager archive located at NTNU Library/Gunnerus Library in Trondheim. A substantial part of the archive has now been made freely available in digital form.
A general reference to the scientific works of Lars Onsager is:
The Collected Works of Lars Onsager (With Commentary)
(P.C. Hemmer, H. Holden, S.K. Ratkje, editors)
World Scientific, Singapore 1996
A biography on Lars Onsager was recently published by P.C. Hemmer and E. Hiis Hauge in the book "Norwegian Nobel Prize Laureates", (Olav Njølstad, ed.), Universitetsforlaget, 2006. Boken fins også på norsk "Norske nobelprisvinnere", (Olav Njølstad, red.) Universitetsforlaget, 2005. The article on Lars Onsager