The Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship Regulations
Regulations for “The Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship”
The Lars Onsager Committee
- The committee consists of three members. One member is appointed by the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Another member is appointed by the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. These two faculties alternate in appointing the third member. A member serves for four years. Preferably, one should not replace more than one member at the same time.
- The Faculty of Natural Science and Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering as well as Rector’s office each allocate annual funds to the Onsager committee. For the year 2017 the amounts are 250 kkr (NV), 150 kkr (IE) and 300 kkr (Rector). The funds are used to cover expenses related to the Onsager lecture and the Onsager professor, as specified below.
The Lars Onsager Lecture
- The Norwegian University of Science and Technology has established an annual lecture series entitled “The Lars Onsager Lecture”.
- An international outstanding scholar gives the lecture. The topic should preferably be within one of Lars Onsager's research areas. The lecturer should receive the Onsager medal in silver as a documentation that she or he has given “The Lars Onsager Lecture”.
- The Onsager committee appoints the lecturer. The Rector sends the invitation.
- The lecturer gets local and travel expenses covered.
The Lars Onsager Professorship
- Permanent scientific staff at the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Biotechnology and Food Science as well as Mathematical Sciences can nominate a Lars Onsager Professor.
- The Lars Onsager Committee appoints an international leading scholar as Lars Onsager Professor based on scientific qualifications. The Rector sends the invitation.
- The Lars Onsager Professor should visit the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for three to six months. She or he should receive salary as a full professor at salary level 75 as well as associated social costs and vacation salary. Travel expenses to and from Norway are covered. 10% of the salary should also be available as running costs. The host department should receive an additional 10% as overhead costs. The professor should receive the Onsager medal in silver.
- The host department is responsible for the practical arrangements for the Lars Onsager Professor, including providing an office and other necessary equipment.