Alumni: Eberhart Jensen, 1953
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1953

22 July 1922 - 16 January 2003


Eberhart Jensen was a Norwegian astrophysicist. He finished his secondary education in 1942 and graduated from the University of Oslo with the cand.real. degree in 1949. During the occupation of Norway, after the 1943 University of Oslo fire, he was arrested together with a thousand students and sent to Stavern. In December he was shipped on to Sennheim, later Buchenwald. He survived until the camp was liberated.

He took his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1953, and was hired as lecturer at the University of Oslo in 1959 and docent in 1961. His fields were mainly solar physics and plasma physics. From 1965 to 1992 he served as professor, and he also edited the official Norwegian almanac from 1966 to 1993. He was admitted into the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 1965.