Knowledge for knowledge’s sake

Personal thoughts on Professor Lars Olof Björn’s impact on plant UV photobiology and on Swedish popular science over the last three decades (at least)

Keywords: popularization of science, Sweden, Lars Olof Björn


Professor Lars Olof Björn has for many decades been the humble front figure of Swedish plant UV photobiology as well as a successful advocate for popularization of science in his native country. On the occasion of his 80th birthday, I take the opportunity to share some personal reflections on his importance for different aspects of the development of science.

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