Hannes Alfvén, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hannes Alfvén

Swedish electrical engineer, plasma physicist and science fiction author (1908-1995), winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize for Physics

Date of Birth: 30-May-1908

Place of Birth: Norrköping, Östergötland County, Sweden

Date of Death: 02-Apr-1995

Profession: astronomer, engineer, physicist, astrophysicist, electrical engineer, university teacher, science fiction writer

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Hannes Alfvén

  • Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén (Swedish: [al've?n]; 30 May 1908 – 2 April 1995) was a Swedish electrical engineer, plasma physicist and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD).
  • He described the class of MHD waves now known as Alfvén waves.
  • He was originally trained as an electrical power engineer and later moved to research and teaching in the fields of plasma physics and electrical engineering.
  • Alfvén made many contributions to plasma physics, including theories describing the behavior of aurorae, the Van Allen radiation belts, the effect of magnetic storms on the Earth's magnetic field, the terrestrial magnetosphere, and the dynamics of plasmas in the Milky Way galaxy.

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