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Summing up the Cambridge experience


Experiences in Jotunheimen
Norman Greenwood Scientist
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Jotunheimen is a wonderful part in the vidda, the mountain ranges between Bergen and Oslo, the one that the Bergensbanen that we were talking about crosses a bit further south, and Ray and I thought this is great walking country. We’ll go down there and we’ll do some walking, which we did and we crossed Jotunheimen doing some walking, crossing a glacier. We actually saw a Cambridge expedition there where they were burrowing through the front face of a glacier, along the bottom and going in 300 or 400 yards to try and work out what was happening inside the glacier as it moved down the mountain, and they allowed us to come in there and we have some photos of that. So that was an interesting experience but that’s a brief account of our crossing of Finnmarksvidda in the north of Norway.

Norman Greenwood (1925-2012) was born in Australia and graduated from Melbourne University before going to Cambridge. His wide-ranging research in inorganic and structural chemistry made major advances in the chemistry of boron hydrides and other main-group element compounds. He also pioneered the application of Mössbauer spectroscopy to problems in chemistry. He was a prolific writer and inspirational lecturer on chemical and educational themes, and held numerous visiting professorships throughout the world.

Listeners: Brian Johnson

Professor Brian FG Johnson FRS, FRSE, FRS Chem, FAcad Eu, FAS. Professor of Inorganic Chemistry University of Edinburgh 1991-1995, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry University of Cambridge 1995-2005, Master Fitzwilliam College Cambridge 1999-2005. Research interests include studies of transition metal carbonyls, organometallic chemistry, nano- particles and homogeneous catalysis. Professor Johnson is the author of over 1000 research articles and papers.

Tags: Jotunheimen, Bergen, Oslo, Bergen Line, Bergensbanen, University of Cambridge, Finmarksvidda, Norway

Duration: 1 minute

Date story recorded: May 2011

Date story went live: 25 November 2011