Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hans Rosling passed away today

"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."
This information comes from Gapminder, which Hans was one the founders in 2006.

Hans was incredibly knowledgeable of social and economic dimensions behind population and health issues. He was also and incredible speaker who gave a great contribution to the public understanding of population studies (his Ignorance Project is one of my favorites). Also thanks to the great relevance of the Gapminder project, he became internationally famous because of his TED talks, to the point he became know as the “Mick Jagger" of TED.

I've included below a few links to some of our previous posts on Hans Rosling's work, but he has has many more incredible videos, material out there on the web that will keep a beautiful memory of Hans and his work.

My sentiments to the Rosling's family and close friends.

Some of our posts on Hans Rosling's work.


Fabio Storino said...

Truly saddened by this news. He was truly a remarkable person.

Speaking of truth, at least he went before 'alternative statistics' became the law of the land...

Rafael H M Pereira said...