The 1998 Hannes Alfvén Medal is awarded to Carl-Gunne Fälthammar in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the study of the dynamical processes in the Earth’s magnetosphere.
The second recipient for 1998 of the Hannes Alfvén Medal is Carl-Gunne Fälthammar. Professor Fälthammar received his Master in Engineering in 1956 and his Teknologie Doktor in 1966 at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Professor Fälthammar has been with the European Geophysical Society since 1981. He received the EGS Badge Award in 1996 for his exceptional services as Editor of the Society’s journal Annales Geophysicae. Within the scientific community, however, he is best known for his many important contributions concerning the study and the modelling of the Earth’s and of the planetary ionospheres and magnetospheres. With the Alfvén Medal the EGS wishes to honour the work of an exceptional and outstanding European space plasma physicist.