Hannes Olof Gosta Alfven. 30 May 1908–2 April 1995

@article{Pease1998HannesOG,
  title={Hannes Olof Gosta Alfven. 30 May 1908–2 April 1995},
  author={Rebecca S. Pease},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1998},
  pages={19 - 3}
}
  • R. S. Pease
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • Physics
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Hannes Olof Gosta Alfven was born in Norrkoping, Sweden, the son of Johannes Alfven (1878–1944) and Anna–Clara Romanus (1874–1947). Both his parents were practising physicians; they settled in the industrial town of Norrkoping because of their interest in social work. Hannes had one sister Anne–Marie (b. 1913), who became a librarian. His father, who grew up in Stockholm, had a strong interest in science and especially psychiatry. One of his father's many brothers was also a physician, Andrew… 
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