Torben Larsen

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Torben Larsen
Torben Larsen, 2007.jpg
Born(1942-05-01)May 1, 1942
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Known for Lukning af Thyborøn Kanal, Lærebog i Hydraulik (Text book in Hydraulics)
Scientific career
Fields Water and Soil
Institutions Technical University of Denmark, Aalborg Universitet, Vandbygningsvæsenets Direktorat

Torben Larsen (May 1, 1942) is a noted Danish scientist working in the field of hydrology and water pollution.


Torben Larsen was born in Copenhagen on 1 May 1942. [1] He graduated with a degree in hydraulic engineering from the Polyteknisk Læreanstalt (Technical University of Denmark) in 1966. [1] [2]

The Technical University of Denmark, often simply referred to as DTU, is a university in Kongens Lyngby, just north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 1829 at the initiative of Hans Christian Ørsted as Denmark's first polytechnic, and is today ranked among Europe's leading engineering institutions.

From 1967 to 1969 Larsen worked for the Directorate for Hydraulic Engineering. In 1969 he moved to Aalborg to work for Danmarks Ingeniørakademi, later Aalborg University. In 1989 he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2001 Professor. [1] In 2001 Torben Larsen defended his doctoral thesis about dilution of waste water in the coastal zone. [1] Between 1997 and 2005 Larsen was a member of Statens Teknisk-videnskabelige Forskningsråd (the Danish Technical-Scientific Research Board). [2]

Aalborg City in North Denmark Region, Denmark

Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth largest city with an urban population of 136,000, including 22,000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 metres (2,000 ft) across the Limfjord. With a population of 215,379, the Municipality of Aalborg is the third most populous in the country after Copenhagen and Aarhus. By road Aalborg is 64 kilometres (40 mi) southwest of Frederikshavn, and 118 kilometres (73 mi) north of Aarhus. The distance to Copenhagen is 412 kilometres (256 mi).

Aalborg University university

Aalborg University (AAU) is a Danish public university with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg, and Copenhagen founded in 1974. The university awards bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and Ph.D. degrees in a wide variety of subjects within humanities, social sciences, information technology, design, engineering, exact sciences, and medicine.

Professor academic rank at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions in most countries

Professor is an academic rank at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions in most countries. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being usually an expert in arts or sciences, a teacher of the highest rank.

Larsen has been working on the possibility of closing the Thyborøn channel in the Limfjorden to prevent flooding in the low coastal areas.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 65 år, Nordjyske, 2007-04-30. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  2. 1 2 Torben Larsen, 65 years, Aalborg Universitet. Retrieved 2012-05-06.