Bengt Hultqvist#


Bengt Hultqvist
Email:hultqv 'at' irf.se
Membership Number:354
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:bhultqvist
Elected:1989
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2001 - 2009 Secretary general of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)
  • 1995 – 1999 Director of the International Space Science Institute in Bern, Switzerland
  • since 1994 Professor emeritus
  • 1987 - 1994 Professor in space physics at Swedish Institute of space physics
  • 1973 - 1987 Professor in geocosmophysics at Kiruna Geophysical Institute
  • 1967 - 1973 Professor in geocosmophysics at the University of Umeå
  • 1987 - 1994 Director Swedish Institute of Space Physics
  • 1973 - 1987 Director of Kiruna Geophysical Institute (governmental research institute)
  • 1956 - 2973 Director of Kiruna Geophysical Observatory of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science
  • 1951 - 1956 Staff member of the Institute of Radiophysics Stockholm
  • 1950 - 1951 Teaching assistent in mathematics at the Royal Institute of Technology,

Fields of Scholarship
  • Radiophysics
  • Space physics
  • Magnetospheric physics
  • Space plasma physics

Honours and Awards
  • Knight of the Northern Star, 1965
  • Author prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in1968
  • Wallmark´s research prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1972
  • The Gold Medal of the town of Kiruna, 1984
  • Tsialkovsky Medal for Space Research, 1987
  • “Norrlandsbjörnen” from Norrlandsförbundet, 1988
  • The Grand Gold Medal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences,1988
  • COSPAR Prize for International Cooperation, 1990
  • Fellow of American Geophysical Union, 1990
  • King´s Medal 8th size, 1991
  • Thulin Medal in gold from Swedish Society for Aero-SpaceTechnology, 1994
  • Honorary Member of EISCAT 1994
  • Honorary Member of the Swedish URSI Committee 1994
  • Berzelius Medal in gold from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1994
  • Julius Bartels Medal from the European Geophys.Soc.1996
  • A ‘Bengt Hultqvist Price’ to be given each year to a student, established in 1997 by the Swedish Institute of Space Physics
  • Hannes Alfvén Medal from the European Geophysical Society, 2002
  • Astronomical observatory in Kiruna named ‘the Bengt Hultqvist Observatory’, 2003
  • Rossby Price 2004 of the Swedish Geophysical Society
  • Honorary Citizen of the town of Kiruna in 2007.


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