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Carl-Gunne Sigvard Charlon Fälthammar Edit Profile

physicist , researcher

Carl-Gunne Sigvard Charlon Fälthammar, Swedish physicist, researcher. Recipient Public Service Group Achievement award National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1979. Member Swedish Geophysical Society (chairman 1975-1976), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, International Association Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (executive committee 1979-1983), International Academy Astronautics (Basic Sciences award 1996), Academia Europaea, others.

Background

Fälthammar, Carl-Gunne Sigvard Charlon was born on December 4, 1931 in Markaryd, Sweden. Son of Oskar Teodor Fritiof and Ingeborg Tatjana (Jonasson) Fälthammar.

Education

Graduate engineer, Royal Institute of Technology, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Institute of Technology, 1966.

Career

Various research positions Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1956-1960, associate professor plasma physics, 1969-1975, professor, since 1975, chairman department, 1967—1997. Member Swedish national committees for geodesy and geophysics, radio science.

Membership

Member Swedish national commission for geodesy and geophysics, radio science. Member Swedish Geophysical Society (chairman 1975-1976), Royal Swedish Academy Sciences, International Association Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (Executive Committee 1979-1983), International Academy Astronautics (Basic Sciences award 1997), Academia Europaea, others.

Connections

Married Ann-Marie Ingrid Sjunnesson, August 24, 1957. Children: Karin Ingeborg Maria, Nils Gustav Martin.

father:
Oskar Teodor Fritiof Fälthammar

mother:
Ingeborg Tatjana (Jonasson) Fälthammar

spouse:
Ann-Marie Ingrid Sjunnesson

children:
Karin Ingeborg Maria Fälthammar

Nils Gustav Martin Fälthammar