Robert “Bob” Charlson from Seattle, honorary doctor at Stockholm University (1993), has passed away at 84 years of age. He was a world leading scientist within atmospheric aerosol science who has greatly affected the research primarily at the Department of Meteorology (MISU) and at ITM/ACES. He held King Carl XVI Gustaf’s professorship in environmental science at the Swedish Research Council during the academic year 1999-2000, with placement at SU.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 to Syukuro Manabe, USA, Klaus Hasselmann, Germany and Giorgio Parisi, Italy “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems”.
Last Monday, 16 August 2021, John Prytherch and Sonja Murto from MISU reached the North Pole on the icebreaker Oden, halfway through the SAS Arctic expedition. After a month of hard work they enjoyed a BBQ and did the northermost ever Lindy Hop dance performance on the ice, courtesy of MISUs own dance choreographer Sonja Murto.