Hannes Alfvén
#4888 Overall Influence

Hannes Alfvén

Swedish electrical engineer, plasma physicist and science fiction author , winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize for Physics

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Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén was a Swedish electrical engineer, plasma physicist and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on magnetohydrodynamics . 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 auroraee, 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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Royal Institute of Technology
Royal Institute of Technology

University in Stockholm, Sweden

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University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego

Public university in La Jolla, California, United States

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Uppsala University
Uppsala University

Research university in Uppsala, Sweden

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    #273 World Rank
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    #373 World Rank
    Physics