Franz Halberg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Franz Halberg

American sleep researcher

Date of Birth: 05-Jul-1919

Place of Birth: Romania

Date of Death: 09-Jun-2013

Profession: scientist, biologist, university teacher

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Franz Halberg

  • Franz Halberg (July 5, 1919 – June 9, 2013 ) was a scientist and one of the founders of modern chronobiology.
  • He first began his experiments in the 1940s and later founded the Chronobiology Laboratories at the University of Minnesota.
  • Halberg published many papers also in the serials of the History Commission of International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA).
  • He also published in "Wege zur Wissenschaft, Pathways to Science".
  • He was a member of many international bodies, he had five titles as Dr.
  • honoris causa, and was a member of the Leibniz Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.
  • In the 1950s, he introduced the word circadian, which derives from the Latin about (circa) a day (diem). Franz Halberg was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • In 1988, and again in 1989, upon invitation by Professor Björn Nordenström of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, then a member of the Nobel committee, Germaine Cornelissen, close associate of Franz, nominated Franz for the prize, highlighting the different ingredients contributed by Franz in developing the discipline of chronobiology.
  • Professor Björn Nordenström had come to the University of Minnesota to give a major lecture and accepted Franz's invitation to come and visit his laboratory.
  • The invitation was extended upon Björn's return to Sweden, at the Minneapolis airport where Franz and Germaine had accompanied him to continue discussions of work of mutual interest.
  • After Nordenström left the committee, Franz's dossier assembled by Germaine was handed over to Dr.
  • Dora K.
  • Hayes of the U.S.
  • Department of Agriculture, who had a colleague eligible to make nominations.

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