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Arne Magneli, Swedish chemist. Recipient Georges Chaudron Gold medal French Society for High Temperatures and Refractories, 1990; co-recipient Science for Peace prize Ettore Majorana Center for Science Culture, 1992, 94. Member Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Gregori Aminoff prize 1989), French Academy of Sciences, International Union Crystallography (president 1975-1978), Royal Academy of Sciences.


MAGNELI, Arne was born on December 6, 1914 in Stockholm. Son of Agge and Valborg (nee Hultman) Magneli.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Stockholm, 1942. Doctor of Science, University Uppsala, 1950. Dr.Hon.Causa, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 1988.


Professor, of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry 1953-1961, University of Stockholm, Professor, of Inorganic Chemistry 1961-1980, Professor Emeritus since 1981. Executive Committee, Institute Union of Crystallography 1972-1981, President 1975-1978. Secretary Nobel Committee Physics 1966-1973, for Chemistry 1966-1986.

Chairman Swedish National Committee Chemistry since 1984. Commander Ordre national du Merite. Officier des Palmes Academiques.


Swedish Natural Science Research Council 1965-1971. Board of directors, Nobel Foundation 1973-1985. Royal Swedish Academy, of Sciences, Royal Society of Sciences (Uppsala).

French Academy, of Sciences 1989.


Married Barbro Wigh, August 10, 1946 (deceased 1989). Children: Christina, Lars, Peter. Married Lucia I. Man, December 8, 1994.

Agge Magneli

Valborg (Hultman) Magneli

Lucia I. Man

Barbro Wigh

Christina Magneli

Lars Magneli

Peter Magneli