Hannes Olof Gösta Alfven (May 30th 1908 with Norrköping, Sweden - April 2nd 1995 with Djursholm, Sweden) was a astrophysicist Swedish which studied the displacement of the electrified particles and the propagation of the waves (which bear its name now) in the plasma of the Magnétosphère. It was the first to have employed the term Magnétohydrodynamique in 1942. He was prize winner of the Nobel Prize of physics in 1970 for his work on the subject and of the Franklin Médaille in 1971. The Astéroïde (1778) Alfven was named in its honor.
- Hannes Alfven At the Nobel Foundation, Inc. Biography, Nobel reading and Banquet speech
- Hannes Alfven biography (Los Alamos)
- Hannes Alfven biography (Royal Institute off Technology in Stockholm, Sweden)
- Papers off Hannes Olof Gosta Alfven
- Hannes Alfven Medal - awarded for outstanding scientific contributions towards the understanding off plasma processes in the solar system and other cosmical plasma environments
- Timeline off Nobel Prize Winners: Hannes Olof Gosta Alfven
- Hannes Alfven Papers (1945 - 1991) in the Special Mandeville Library Collections.
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