The Lars Onsager Professorship

The Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship

The Lars Onsager Professorship

The recipient of the Lars Onsager Professorship is to spend 3–6 months at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU to collaborate with scientists at the university.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU sponsors the annual Lars Onsager Professorship.

Present and previous Onsager Professors are:

  • 2019 Daan Frenkel, University of Cambridge
  • 2018 Eero Saksman, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 2017 Jian-Min Zuo, Materials Science and Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • 2016 Jan Vermant, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2015 Matthias Eschrig, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 2014 Xiang-Yu Zhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 2013 Reinout Quispel, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2012 Richard Spontak, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • 2011 George W. Scherer, W. L. Knapp Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • 2010 Elisabeth Bouchaud, Head of the Division of Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces at CEA-SACLAY, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France (physics)
  • 2009 Gerrit Ernst-Wilhelm Bauer, Kavli Institute of NanoScience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (physics)
  • 2008 Peter S. Riseborough, Department of Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA (physics)
  • 2007 Matthieu H. Ernst, Institute for Theoretical Physics Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands (physics)
  • 2006 John R. Klauder, Departments of Physics and Mathematics, University of Florida (physics and mathematics)
  • 2005 Alexander Volberg, Michigan State University (mathematics)
  • 2004 George Batrouni, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France (physics)
  • 2003 Miguel Rubí Capaceti, Facultat de Fisica, Departament Fisica Fonamental, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. (chemistry)
  • 2002 John S. Newman, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California (chemical engineering).
  • 2001 D. A. Brant, University of California, Irvine (chemistry)
  • 2000 V. Havin, St. Petersburg (mathematics).
  • 1999 A. Iserles, University of Cambridge (mathematics)
  • 1998 V. S. Varadarajan, University of California, Los Angeles (mathematics)
  • 1997 D. Bedeaux, Leiden University (physical chemistry)
  • 1996 J. M. J. van Leeuwen, Leiden University (statistical physics)
  • 1995 F. W. Gehring, University of Michigan (mathematics)
  • 1994 V. B. Lazarev, The Kurnakov institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow (chemistry)
  • 1993 G. Stell, SUNY, Stony Brook (statistical physics)

Banner and Medal

The Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship, small banner

The Lars Onsager Medal, obverse and reverse


The Onsager Committee

The Onsager Committee

The Lars Onsager Lecture and the Lars Onsager Professorship are awarded by the Onsager Committee which consists of

  • Professor Helge Holden (Chairman), Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU (01.01.05 - 31.12.10)
  • Professor Arne Brataas, Department of Physics, NTNU (01.09.08 - 31.12.10)
  • Professor George Stell, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York, Stony Brook (01.01.05 - 31.12.10)