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).


Lars Onsager in Wikipedia

The Lars Onsager Lecture and the Lars Onsager Professorship are awarded by the Onsager committee.

- Present Onsager Lecturer

The Lars Onsager Lecture for 2014 will be presented by Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov, Manchester University (Nobel Laureate in Physics 2010).

The time and venue for the lecture will be determined later.

– For further information, please contact Prof. Helge Holden.

- Present Onsager Professor

The Lars Onsager Professorship for 2014 has been awarded to Professor Xiang-Yu Zhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

For further information, please contact Prof. John-Erik Fornæss or Prof. Helge Holden.

- Biographical Material

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 by P.C. Hemmer and E. Hiis Hauge is printed in the book "Norwegian Nobel Prize Laureates", (Olav Njølstad, ed.), Universitetsforlaget, 2006. Boken fins også på norsk "Norske nobelprisvinnere", (Olav Njølstad, red.) Universitetsforlaget, 2005.

Both the Lecturer and the Professor receive the Onsager medal.

Onsager medal: Obverse

Onsager medal: Reverse

Artist: Harald Wårvik, minted by Den kongelige mynt, Kongsberg