Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén (Swadish: [alˈveːn]; 30 Mey 1908 – 2 Aprile 1995) wis a Swadish electrical engineer, plasma pheesicist an winner o the 1970 Nobel Prize in Pheesics for his wirk on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD).

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Hannes Alfvén
BornHannes Olof Gösta Alfvén
30 Mey 1908(1908-05-30)
Norrköping, Swaden
Died2 Apryle 1995(1995-04-02) (aged 86)
Djursholm, Swaden
Alma materVarsity o Uppsala
Kent for
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical ingineerin an Plasma pheesics
Doctoral advisorManne Siegbahn
Carl Wilhelm Oseen
Doctoral students


  1. Pease, R. S.; Lindqvist, S. (1998). "Hannes Olof Gosta Alfven. 30 May 1908-2 April 1995". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 44: 3. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1998.0001.
  2. De, Bibhas R. (1973). Some astrophysical problems involving plasmas and plasma-solid systems. University of California, San Diego. p. i.