Gunnar Fernqvist
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Gunnar Fernqvist

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Gunnar Fernqvist
Born 1940s.
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1944 Gunnar was born in Hälsingegatan 18, Stockholm, Matteus (AB). The actual birth was in Karolinska Sjukhuset, a hospital in Solna, very close to the parents' address.

1951 - 1954 attended the primary school 'Vasa förberedande elementarskola'

1954 - 1963 attended secondary school and Gymnasium 'Norra Real'. Baccalaureat May 1963.

1963 - 64 Military service in radiocommunications.

1964 - 68 studied at the Royal Institute of Technology, Electronics dept. which resulted in an MSEE.

1968 started working for Oltronix, Vällingby to develop digital voltmeters (DVM).

1970 moved with the company to Leek, Holland. In 1971 the DVM development was stopped and the personnel (including me!) was made redundant.

1971-72 travelled with Land-Rover from Calais to France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroun, CAR, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

1972 started working at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland on 1st May in the ISR division as power rectifier controls engineer.

1982 -1992 worked with the design and building of the LEP accelerator. Mostly HV power networks. Relatively easy.

1992 - 2008 worked with the design and building of the LHC accelerator. Ultra high precision power converters. The hardest thing in my (and my colleagues') life. It works!!

2009 retired from CERN on 31st Oct.


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  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by Family Finder matches between Gunnar and his paternal 1st cousins: Per Fernqvist, 1064 cM and Elizabeth Ruuth, 644 cM.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by Family Finder matches between Gunnar and his maternal 1st cousins: Arne Blomqvist, 943 cM, Rune Blomqvist, 999 cM, Lars Blomqvist, 1129 cM and Anne-Sofie Blomqvist, 898 cM.
  • Presently working on Visual Phasing of my siblings and cousins. Slowly getting the hang of it. Steven Fox's spreadsheet is a gem!

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Gunnar or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Gunnar Fernqvist: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup I-CTS6868, FTDNA kit #367736
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Gunnar Fernqvist: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H6a1b2e, FTDNA kit #367736
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