Home page of Göran Grimvall


Basic information
Brief CV
Scientific and technical books
Scientific papers

Miscellaneous
Popular publications
Undergraduate and graduate courses
Other interests


Basic information 

Name: Göran Grimvall 
Office: AlbaNova room B4:1057
Adress: KTH Theoretical physics

AlbaNova

 SE-106 91 STOCKHOLM 
Phone: +46 - 8 5537 8160 
E-mail: grimvall@kth.se

Home: Källdisvägen 6, SE-187 72 TÄBY 
Phone: +46 - 8 510 10315

Back to table of contents

 

 

Brief CV

1940 Born March 22, 1940 in Göteborg, Sweden
1963 Civing, Engineering physics (F), Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Göteborg
1969 TeknDr and docent, solid state theory, Chalmers
1969-77 Administrative leader of Materialcentrum, Chalmers
1969-77 Part-time lecturer, later professor, metallic engineering materials, Chalmers
1977- Full professor, theory of materials, KTH, Stockholm
1987-93 Dean, School of engineering physics (F) and head of Theoretical Physics Dept
1995(1989) - present Secretary General, the Göran Gustafsson Foundation
1996-1998 Chairman, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) section VII (basic and interdisciplinary engineering sciences)
1999- 2006 Programansvarig teknisk fysik (approx. chairman engineering physics undergraduate school
)

2007, April 1   Professor emeritus

Back to table of contents

 

 

Scientific and technical books

Back to table of contents

 

 

Scientific papers

Author or co-author of about 100 scientific papers published in international journals. The papers deal with, e.g.,

Papers 1996 -

Back to table of contents

 

 

Miscellaneous

Ubåtsfrågan 1981-1994. Statens offentliga utredningar 1995:135 Report from the Government's Commission on underwater violations of Swedish territory.

Back to table of contents

 

 

Popular publications

Numerous contributions to journals, radio and TV programs etc on popularisation of physics.

Weekly column since 1978, with a recreational physics problem (Miniproblemet) in the journal Ny teknik. Presently (spring 2007) almost 1300 contributions.

Weekly column, similar to the one above, since 2006 in ATL – Lantbrukets annonstidning.

Engaged in the annual competition Teknik-SM (2000-2005) for students of engineering at the university level. Some of the problems are collected in the booklet G. Grimvall, Tänk till – tävlingsproblem från Teknik-SM (Saab AB, 2004)

Books (those in Swedish all are sold out and not available from the publishers):

En problembok liknande dem jag givit ut på svenska, men med ännu starkare betoning på hur fysiker tänker. Från förordet: ”The problems in this book have two sides. One provides a challenge – just for fun or recreation. The other is more serious – it shows how physicists think and thus offers training that could also be of professional use. So, the level of discussion in the solutions varies.”

 

From a review: (A Zimmerman Jones). For what it's intended for, this book completely hits the mark. It provides challenging physics puzzles and explains the solutions to them clearly. While you need a passing knowledge of physics to reach the solutions, even a single high school physics course is enough to at least have the basis for many of them.

 

 

 

Brainteaser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to table of contents

 

 

Undergraduate and graduate courses

Back to table of contents

 

 

Other interests

Outdoor life, orienteering.
Back to table of contents

 

 

Homepage of Göran Grimvall / grimvall@theophys.kth.se / revised May 03, 2005