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In memory of Gunnar Törnqvist

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Gunnar Törnqvist on April 7th, 2024. Born in 1933 Professor Törnqvist had a long career, marked by his significant contributions to the study of industrial location, the diffusion of innovation, creativity in time and space, and the evolving economic geography of Europe. Also of note was his public service on expert groups and committees in Sweden and in Europe, including studies of potential impacts of the Öresundsbridge. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Stockholm in 1963, was appointed to Professor of Economic Geography Lund University in 1967, and entered the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1990. Professor Emeritus Gunnar Törnqvist was awarded the Anders Retzius medal in gold by the Swedish Society for Geography and Anthropology in 2006. Gunnar will be missed.

/Ola Hall, Head of Department