Johan Otto Øgrim (Ögrim) (1913 - 2006) MP

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Birthplace: Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
Death: Died
Occupation: Lektor i fysikk, Universitet i Oslo
Managed by: Justin Swanström
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About Johan Otto Øgrim (Ögrim)

Johan Otto Øgrim (1913-2006), Norwegian physicist and textbook author. He attended schools in Oslo, Hamar, London and Trondheim, where he graduated from high school in 1934. He became a Communist in the 1930s, and was involved with Mot Dag and Clarté.

He was active in the resistance during World War II. He was central in establishing the illegal organisation XU together with Arvid Storsveen, from its start in the summer of 1940. After Storsveen had to flee to Sweden in 1942 and was shot and killed by the Gestapo in 1943, Øgrim continued as a central XU operative in southern Norway under Øistein Strømnæs and Anne-Sofie Østvedt (aka "Aslak"). He photographed documents that were smuggled to Stockholm, and to Norwegian and British military authorities in London. His code names were "No. 8" and "Jørgen". He was not exposed before the end of the war in Norway in May 1945. His role in helping the Allies during World War II is mentioned in Quislings fly brukt i spionkupp, Aftenposten (Dec. 12, 2005, Updated Oct. 19, 2011).

After the war, he was Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Oslo (1947-1983). Together with Helmut Ormestad, he was best known for presenting the TV series Fysikk på Roterommet on NRK. The two won the Cappelen Prize in 1983 for work on a widely-used series of textbooks at high school level. He is author and co-author of a number of books on physics and measurement standards.

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Johan Otto Øgrim (født 1. oktober 1913, død 6. desember 2006) var en norsk fysiker og forfatter. Han ble sammen med Helmut Ormestad rikskjent gjennom NRKs programserie Fysikk på Roterommet. De to skrev også sammen med Kåre Lunde et meget brukt fysikkverk for videregående skole, Rom Stoff Tid, som de tre vant Cappelenprisen for i 1983.

Øgrim var i mange år ansatt som universitetslektor i fysikk ved Universitetet i Oslo. Han er forfatter og medforfatter av ei rekke bøker om fysikk, blant annet i forbindelse med Roterommet-serien, skolebøker og målestandarder.

Øgrim var sønn av Tobias Immanuel Øgrim, som blant annet var leder for Frelsesarmeen i Norge. Otto Øgrim var far til forfatteren Tron Øgrim, og professor Leikny Øgrim. Han var bestefar til rapperne Elling og Aslak Borgersrud i Gatas Parlament, og til journalist og politiker Liv Gulbrandsen.

Under andre verdenskrig var Øgrim et sentralt medlem i den norske etterretningsorganisasjonen XU, hvor han gikk under kallenavnene «Nr. 8» og «Jørgen»[1].

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1913
October 1, 1913
Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
1947
1947
Age 33
2006
December 6, 2006
Age 93
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