Carl-Gunne Fälthammar#


Carl-Gunne Fälthammar
Email:carl-gunne.falthammar 'at' ee.kth.se
Membership Number:906
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:cfalthammar
Homepage:http://www.kth.se/ees/sokanstalld/index.php?action=people_polopoly&cmd=extended&peopleid=437






Present and Previous Positions
  • 1997-present: Professor Emeritus, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1969-1997: Professor of Plasma Physics, KTH
  • 1967-1997: Chairman of the Department of Plasma Physics, KTH
  • 1960-1967: Various research positions, Dept. Plasma Physics, KTH
  • 1957-1960: Research Assistant, Theoretical Physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1960-1967: Various research positions, Dept. Plasma Physics, KTH

Fields of Scholarship
  • space plasma physics, especially physics of the aurora
  • auroral acceleration
  • electric fields in space plasma

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (since 1975)
  • Chairman of the section for Astronomy and Space Science (1992-1997)
  • Member of the Academy Council (May 1993 - April 1999)
  • Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (since 1986)
  • Member of Academia Europaea (since 1991)
  • Honorary Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oulu, Finland (1989)
  • Titular Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (since 1996)
  • Recipient of the Basic Sciences Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (1996)
  • Recipient of the 1996 Golden Badge Award of the European Geophysical Society
  • Recipient of the 1998 Hannes Alfven Medal of the European Geophysical Society


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