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Bodil Jönsson

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Bodil Agneta Jönsson, born on September 12 in 1942 in Helsingborg, is a Swedish physicist and author. She is an Emeritus and has been associated with Certec in Lund since 1993.


After finishing high school in 1960 in Halmstad, Bodil Jönsson studied physics and mathematics at Lund University. She obtained her PhD in 1972 with a thesis about radiation transitions induced by fast neutrons.[1]

Soon after obtaining her degree, Jönsson and others initiated the founding of the centre for rehabilitation technology Certec at Lund University where she worked as a lecturer from 1997 on-wards and became a professor in 1999.

Bodil Jönsson reached some fame in Sweden through the tv show Fråga Lund answering physics questions. Additionally, she authored numerous popular science books and hosted several episodes of the popular Swedish radio shows Sommar (August 13 1991, August 13 1992, June 21 1996) and Vinter (January 1st 2010, December 31 2013) on Sveriges Radio P1.


  • Tio tankar om tid (1999)
  • Den obändiga söklusten (tills.m. Karin Rehman) (2000)
  • Tankekraft (2001)
  • I tid och otid (2002)
  • På tal om fysik (2003)
  • Vunnet & försvunnet, Om rytmen i livet (2004)
  • Att utmana stressen (red.) (2005)
  • Människonära design (2005)
  • Hjälper medicinen? (tills.m. Stefan Carlsson och Eva Fernvall) (2005)
  • Guld (2006)
  • Tio tankar om mat (tills.m. Håkan Jönsson) (2007)
  • Vi lär som vi lever (2008)
  • Tio år senare – tio tankar om tid (2009)
  • När horisonten flyttar sig – att bli gammal i en ny tid (2011)
  • Tid för det meningsfulla (2012)
  • Silver (2014)


  • 1988: pedagogical award of Lund University
  • 1990: Iwan Bolin-lecturer of the year
  • 1991: Swedish Science Communicator of the year (Årets folkbildare (Vetenskap och Folkbildning))
  • 1992: Rosénpriset (FRN)
  • 1993: Telia's stora talarpris
  • 1996: Swedish Business Woman of the year (Årets yrkeskvinna)
  • 1996: Environmental Library Lund's award (Kunskapens Frukt)
  • 1997: H. M. The King's Medal of 8th size gold
  • 1999: KTH's stora pris
  • 1999: Bokstödet, award by the Centrum för personal och utveckling
  • 2000: honorary member of the theatre group Boelspexarna
  • 2000: Swedish Woman in Economics of the year
  • 2000: Väckarklocka
  • 2001: ITQ award
  • 2002: honorary doctorate degree by the department of education at the University of Gothenburg
  • 2003: Culture Award by the region Halland
  • 2003: Excellent Teaching Practice (LTH's pedagogical academy)
  • 2006: Göranpriset
  • 2007: STIMDI's stora pris
  • 2012: Årets senior 2011
  • 2013: Golden medal by the royal academy of engineering
  • 2016: Tage Danielsson award


  1. "LIBRIS - Strålningsövergångar inducera..." libris.kb.se.

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