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
Elected:1990
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
  • Physics of the aurora
  • Auroral acceleration
  • Electric fields in space plasma

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