Ragnar Granit

About Ragnar Granit

Who is it?: Physiologist
Birth Day: October 30, 1900
Birth Place: Riihimäki, Finland, Russian Empire, Swedish
Died On: March 12, 1991(1991-03-12) (aged 90)\nStockholm, Sweden
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Residence: Finland, Sweden
Citizenship: Finnish (1900–1941) Swedish (1941–1991)
Alma mater: University of Helsinki
Awards: Björkénska priset (1948) ForMemRS (1960) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1967)
Fields: Physiology
Institutions: Karolinska Institutet

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Ragnar Granit was bornon October 30, 1900 in Riihimäki, Finland, Russian Empire, Swedish, is Physiologist. Ragnar Granit was a Finnish-Swedish scientist who was felicitated with the highly-esteemed Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967 for his discovery concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye. He was a co-recipient of the award and shared it with HaldanKeffer Hartline and George Wald. Interestingly, a highly learned and accomplished scientist and physiologist, medicine wasn’t Granit’s first preference. As a young boy, Granit instead wanted to pursue a career in psychology. However, a chat with his uncle led him to study medicine which eventually became his preferred profession. Granit attained his bachelor degree and later doctorate degree in medicinefollowing which he started his career at the Oxford. It was at his alma mater (University of Helsinki) that Granit made some of the most significant scientific revelations and discoveries that transformed the science behind the visual world. In his career spanning two decades, Granit held important academic positions. He was the honorary member of various professional societies and academies. He retired from Karolinska Institute as Professor Emeritus in July, 1967. A patriotic Finn but a devoted Swedish as well, he quoted that his Nobel Prize belongs ‘fifty-fifty’ to both Sweden and Finland.
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Awards and nominations:

Granit was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1960 and awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967. Granit said that he was a "fifty-fifty" Finnish and Swedish Nobel laureate.

Biography/Timeline

1927

Granit graduated in 1927 from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, Finland.

1940

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.

1941

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. He and his wife are buried in Korpo, Finland.

1946

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

1960

Granit was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1960 and awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967. Granit said that he was a "fifty-fifty" Finnish and Swedish Nobel laureate.