Honorary doctorates 2012
Stockholm University has selected this year's honorary doctors. They include Katherine Freese, who is one of the world’s best know astroparticle physicists and the cartographer Lars Granath, whose nautical maps have “doubled the size of the Swedish archipelagos”. In the legal area Annette Kur and David B. Wilkins have been selected. Marjatta Hietala och Milton Núñez have been selected in the humanities. In natural science Ray Dixon and Isabella Raffi have been selected, in addition to the above-mentioned Katherine Freese and Lars Granath. Keith Banting has been selected in social sciences. More information about the honorary doctors is given below, along with contact details.
Annette Kur is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Munich University and Head of Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich (MPI). She is also Yong Shook Ling IP Law Professor at the National University of Singapore. Professor Kur has worked for many years and also currently as an adviser to the American Law Institute.
To contact Annette Kur please contact Jan Rosén, School of Law, Stockholm University: +46 8 16 36 46 or +46 733 42 66 36, Jan.Rosen@juridicum.su.se.
David B. Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he has also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law Review. Professor Wilkins worked for Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall in the United States Supreme Court. He has conducted exhaustive studies on the legal profession, emphasising the experience of black and female lawyers in corporate law firms.
To contact David B. Wilkins please contact Mauro Zamboni, School of Law, Stockholm University: +46 8 16 22 41, Mauro.Zamboni@juridicum.su.se.
Marjatta Hietala is among the leading historians in Europe, and is very active at both national and international level. She is a Professor of General History at Tampere University and has previously worked at Joensuu University and the Finnish Academy Marjatta Hietala is the first woman to chair the International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS), the world organisation of historians.
To contact Marjatta Hietala please contact Lars Nilsson, Department of History, Stockholm University: +46 8 16 33 94 or +46 816 33 94 or +46 706 71 31 43, 0706713143 Lars.Nilsson@historia.su.se.
Milton Núñez is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oulu, and has a doctorate from the University of Calgary. Professor Núñez has built up the subject of archaeology at Oulu, developing the subjects of osteology and laboratory archaeology there. For many years Milton Núñez has also been of great importance for the subject of osteoarchaeology and has been a source of inspiration for archaeological science at Stockholm University.
To contact Milton Núñez please contact Jan Storå, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University: +46 8 16 12 87 or +46 706 05 22 93, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith Banting has published very extensively on issues including immigration, integration and the design of the welfare state. He is a Professor of Political Science at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and holder of the Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy. Keith Banting is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies (SULCIS) and has visited Stockholm University on many occasions.
To contact Keith Banting please contact Professor Eskil Wadensjö, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University: +46 8 1634 48 or +46 703 14 80 88 Eskil.Wadensjo@sofi.su.se.
Ray Dixon is a Professor of Molecular Microbiology at the John Innes Centre in the United Kingdom. For four decades Professor Dixon has been a world leading researcher in the regulation of genetic expressions, focusing especially on genes that code for proteins in nitrogen metabolism in bacteria.
To contact Ray Dixon please contact Stefan Nordlund, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University: +46 8 16 29 32, +46 705 60 83 52, Stefan.Nordlund@dbb.su.se.
Katherine Freese is one of the world’s best known astroparticle physicists. Professor Freese is known for innovative models of the earliest development of the universe and for methods for detecting the “dark matter” in the universe. She has done groundbreaking work chiefly concerning the dark energy and dark matter in the universe, two of the major problems in cosmology. She has, for example, proposed models for cosmological inflation in the early universe and has made ingenious proposals for the detection of dark matter, methods that are now in use around the world.
To contact Katherine Freese please contact Lars Bergström, Department of Physics, Stockholm University: +46 8 553 787 25, email@example.com.
Lars Granath is a cartographer whose specialist nautical maps are considered to have “doubled the size” of the Swedish archipelagos. Lars Granath has developed a unique method for hydrographical surveys of water areas using remote sensing technology. This method is of great importance for pleasure boats in many of the archipelago areas and lakes in Sweden that are most attractive for outdoor recreation. Lars Granath has built up and conducted teaching in the subject of cartography and has conducted research in the area of aerial photography and remote sensing. He has subsequently been successful in commercialising his discoveries. His specialized nautical charts have both increased the accessibility of areas that were hard to navigate and made boating safer. He has also written several guidebooks to the Swedish archipelagos and archipelago harbours and has previously been awarded prizes for both innovation and cartography.
To contact Lars Granath please contactJohan Kleman, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University: +46 8 16 48 13, Kleman@natgeo.su.se.
Isabella Raffi is a Professor of Paleontology and Paleoecology and one of the world’s leading experts on a main group of sediment forming marine plankton, the coccolithophorids, and their taxonomy, evolution, paleoecology and biochronology. Isabella Raffi has made crucial scientific contributions to Cenozoic marine biostratigraphy, which encompasses the past 66 million years, and to the emergence of the Cenozoic Era’s increasingly precise geological time-scale, which is based on Milankovitch cycles and how these are reflected in deep-sea sediments.
To contact Isabella Raffi please contact Jan Backman, Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University: +46 8 16 47 20, firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 13, 2012
Page editor: Anne Heikkinen Sandberg
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