Jens Lothe, Norwegian physicist, Died at 84


Jens Lothe was born on November 25, 1931, in Oslo and died on September 26, 2016.

He was a Norwegian physicist.

He was the son of principal Jakob Lothe and Borghild Holtung.

During 1960 Jens married Solveig Elisabeth Seeberg.

They both live in Blommenholm and Vøyenenga.

Lothe finished his secondary education in 1950 and graduated from the University of Oslo with the cand.real. degree in 1955.

Receiving a scholarship from NTNF he studied at the University of Bristol from 1957 to 1958, before being appointed as an associate professor at the University of Oslo in 1959.

Lothe was an associate professor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology from 1960 to 1962, docent at the University of Oslo from 1963 and visiting professor at Ohio State University from 1965 to 1966.

Lothe took the dr.philos. degree in 1968, and in 1972 he finally became a professor of solid-state physics at the University of Oslo.

Lothe retired in 2002.

During 1973 Jens became a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and in the same year he was given the Fridtjof Nansen Excellent Research Award.

Jens Lothe was issued a Festschrift for his 60th birthday, in the shape of a special issue of the journal Physica Scripta.

Jens Lothe passed away at 84 years old.