Hans Rosling

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Hans Rosling
Hans Rosling 2012 Shankbone.JPG
Rosling at the 2012 Time 100 gala
Born(1948-07-27)27 July 1948
Uppsala, Sweden
Died7 February 2017(2017-02-07) (aged 68)
Uppsala, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
Alma materUppsala University
St. John's Medical College
Known forGapminder Foundation
Trendalyzer
Scientific career
InstitutionsKarolinska Institutet
ThesisCassava, Cyanide, and Epidemic Spastic Paraparesis: A Study in Mozambique on Dietary Cyanide Exposure (1986)

Hans Rosling (27 July 1948 – 7 February 2017)[1][2] was a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, and public speaker.

He was the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet[3] and was the co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation. He helped develop the Trendalyzer software system. He rose to international fame after producing a TED Talk[4] in which he promoted the use of data to explore development issues.[5]

Rosling died on 7 February 2017 in Uppsala, Sweden from pancreatic cancer, aged 68.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when". TED Conferences. November 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  2. "Hans Rosling är död - DN.SE". DN.SE (in Swedish). 2017-02-07. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  3. "Hans Rosling". Karolinska Institutet. Professor of Public Health Science at the Department of Public Health Sciences since 1997
  4. "Hans Rosling". Ted.com. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Sad to announce: Hans Rosling passed away this morning". Gapminder Foundation. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.