Vår äldste lundakollega fyller 100 år den 3 april! Our oldest Lund colleague turns 100 April 3!
April 3, Gunnar Larsson-Leander, Lund Observatory professor emeritus in astronomy, celebrates his 100thbirthday.
Besides by visitors from our institute, Gunnar will be greeted by representatives of our Astronomical Society (http://www.astb.se/), for which he was the chairman during many years. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (to which he was elected back in 1975) will present him with a framed image of the comet Arend-Roland, whose remarkable tail was a topic of his investigations.
Some of you may know him from his standard Swedish textbook “Astronomi och Astrofysik” but for those who do not, a brief presentation is enclosed. As a final remark, it may be noted that Gunnar is not our oldest Swedish astronomer: Aina Elvius turned 100 in Uppsala last year and keeps maintaining contacts with several of us.