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Hannes Alfvén - Awards & Honours
Below are some of the many awards and honours that Prof. Hannes Alfvén received during his career. Click the pictures for a larger version.
1950 - The Polhem Prize
"for work on trochoidal beams and their use in electronic tubes"
1958 - John Ericsson Medal
1967 - Gold Medal of the
Royal Astronomical Society
1970 - Nobel Prize in Physics
"for fundamental work and discoveries in magnetohydrodynamics with fruitful applications in different parts of plasma physics"
1971 - M. V. Lomonosov Gold Medal
1971 - Franklin Medal
"for magnetohydrodynamics and cosmical electrodynamics"
1980 - Roland Eötvös Medal, COSPAR
1982 - Carl XVI Gustaf Medal
1988 - William Bowie Medal, AGU
"for outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research"
H. T. Cedergren Medal
Anders Celsius Medal
Published by: School of Electrical Engineering
Last updated: 2012-01-25