Ragnar Granit 100 years--memories and reflections

J Hist Neurosci. 2000 Dec;9(3):280-5. doi: 10.1076/jhin.


The Swedish-Finnish Nobel laureate Ragnar Granit, born 100 years ago, is commemorated in a brief article by one of his former PhD students and collaborators. After a short account of Granit's life and scientific career, special attention is given to Granit's role as a teacher in research training and his published thoughts on this matter, partly reflecting Granit's own experience as a "postdoc" in the laboratory of Sherrington (Oxford). The article includes personal recollections of how it was to work together with Granit in his laboratory.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Finland
  • History, 20th Century
  • Neurophysiology / history*
  • Research / education
  • Research / history
  • Teaching

Personal name as subject

  • R Granit