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Ragnar Arthur Granit

Russian: Рагнар Артур Гранит, Нобелевский лауреат по медицине 1967г.
Birthplace: Riihimäki, Finland
Death: March 12, 1991 (90)
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Son of Arthur Wilhelm Granit and Albertina (Bertie) Helena Malmberg
Husband of Daisy Bruun
Father of Michael W. Theodor Granit
Brother of Greta Helena Arthursdotter Granit; Ingrid "Inko" Dolores Granit; Hjördis Ethel Weckström; Gundel Norah Andersson and Bertil Wilhelm Jeremias Granit

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About Ragnar Arthur Granit






Nobel Prize Winner 1967.

Palkittiin vuonna 1967 lääketieteen Nobelilla näön fysiologian tutkimuksesta. Suku kotoisin Korppoosta.

Ragnar Arthur Granit ForMemRS (October 30, 1900 – March 12, 1991) was a Finnish/Swedish scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967 along with Haldan Keffer Hartline and George Wald "for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye".

Granit graduated in 1927 from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, Finland. When Finland became the target of a massive Soviet attack in 1940 during the Winter War (1939–1940), Granit sought refuge – and peaceful surroundings for his studies and research work – in the neighbouring capital of Sweden, Stockholm, at the age of 40.

In the next year, 1941, Granit also received Swedish citizenship, which made it possible for him to go on with his work and live without having to worry about the war, which lasted until 1945 in Finland. Granit remained a patriotic Finn throughout his life. After the Finnish-Russian Wars, Granit kept homes both in Finland and Sweden.

Granit was professor of neurophysiology at the Karolinska Institutet from 1946 to his retirement in 1967.

Granit said that his Nobel prize "belongs fifty-fifty to Finland and Sweden".


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Ragnar Arthur Granit's Timeline

October 30, 1900
Riihimäki, Finland
October 12, 1930
March 12, 1991
Age 90
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden