A Norwegian psychologist, neuroscientist who is widely known for his role in the discovery of grid cells in the brain. He is also director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience which is located in Trondheim, Norway. His parent migrated to Norway from Germany during 1950's. He achieved degree in psychology from the University of Oslo. In 1995 he obtained doctorate in neurophysiology. He started his early career, working under the supervision of Per Andersen. He is also a full time professor of Neuroscience at NTNU. In 2014, for his dedication he was awarded with Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with his wife and John O'Keefe.
Talking about his personal life, he has already married his love of life. Both of them are working in same field and together they pioneered research on the brain's mechanism for representing space. Looking at the couple, we can easily guess that they were certainly made for each other. There has been no rumor of extra marital affair from both sides. Together they are parents of one daughter and a son.