Alfvén, Hannes

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Alfvén, Hannes Gender: M
Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén
born on 30 May 1908
Place Norrköping, Sweden, 58n36, 16e11
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°36' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif

Hannes Alfvén


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.

He died 2 April 1995.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth time Unknown. Starkman rectified to 6.14.40 CET


  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize