Today we are mourning because, I’m sorry to report, Hans Rosling died yesterday:
We are extremely sad to announce that Professor Hans Rosling died this morning. Hans suffered from a pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed one year ago. He passed away early Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017, surrounded by his family in Uppsala, Sweden.
Eleven years ago, the three of us, Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling & Anna Rosling Rönnlund founded Gapminder. In 2007 Hans decided to “drop out” of university to work only 5% as professor at Karolinska Institute. That was a great decision. The 95% he worked for Gapminder made him a world famous public educator, or Edutainer as he liked to call it.
Across the world, millions of people use our tools and share our vision of a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. We know that many will be saddened by this message. Hans is no longer alive, but he will always be with us and his dream of a fact-based worldview, we will never let die!
Indeed, Gapminder is a great organization and indeed it is very sad that Hans Rosling is no longer with us. Many of his videos and presentations are on the foundation’s website — he also featured 10 TED presentations! I can’t recommend them enough.
And judging by what is going on in the world, Hans Rosling will certainly be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Publicado en De Avanzada por David Osorio