Alfvén

[ ahl-veyn, al- ]
/ ɑlˈveɪn, æl- /

noun

Han·nes (O·lof Gö·sta) [hahn-nes oo-lawf yœ-stah] /ˈhɑn nɛs ˈu lɔf ˈyœ stɑ/,1908–1995, Swedish physicist: Nobel Prize 1970.

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British Dictionary definitions for alfven

Alfvén
/ (alˈven) /

noun

Hannes Olaf Gösta (ˈhannɛs ˈuːlaf ˈjøsta). 1908–95, Swedish physicist, noted for his research on magnetohydrodynamics; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1970
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