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Published as Subject

Gustav Dalén

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Dates

November 30, 1869 – December 9, 1937

Authorized Form of Name

Dalén, Gustav (Nils Gustav), 1869-1937

Additional Forms of Names

Dalén, Gustaf

Dalén, Nils Gustav, 1869-1937

Biography

Abstract

Nils Gustaf Galén was an applied mechanical engineer at Swedish Gas-Accumulator Co., Lidingö-Stockholm, Sweden. He studied at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. He was awarded the 1912 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his invention of automatic regulators for use in conjunction with gas accumulators for illuminating lighthouses and buoys."

Important Dates

November 30, 1869Birth, Stenstorp (Skaraborgs län, Sweden).

1896Studied for a year at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich), Stockholm (Sweden).

1896Obtained Doctorate degree in engineering, Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers tekniska högskola. Institutionen för teknisk fysik), Göteborg (Sweden).

1901 – 1906Technical Chief, Svenska Karbid- och Acetylen A.B. (Swedish Carbide and Acetylene, Ltd.), Stockholm (Sweden).

1906 – 1937Chief Engineer (1906-1909) and Managing Director (1909-1937), Gas Accumulator Company (AGA AB), Stockholm (Sweden).

1912Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his invention of automatic regulators for use in conjunction with gas accumulators for illuminating lighthouses and buoys".

1913Member, Kungl. Svenska vetenskapsakademien (Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences).

1918Obtained honorate doctorate, Lunds universitet (Lund University).

1919Member, Academy of Science and Engineering.

December 09, 1937Death, Stockholm (Sweden).

Occupation

Mechanist and applied mechanics engineer.

Places

Birth

Stenstorp (Skaraborgs län, Sweden)

Graduate Education

Göteborg (Sweden)

Employment

Stockholm (Sweden)

Death

Stockholm (Sweden)

Subjects

Applied mechanics.

Gas dynamics.

Mechanical engineering.

Relationships

People

Family

Dalen, Elma Persson

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Stodola, Aurel, 1859-1942

PhD advisor at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich).

Institutions

Major Positions

AGA AB Innovation

Chief Engineer and Managing Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Chalmers tekniska högskola. Institutionen för teknisk fysik

Obtained Doctorate degree in engineering (1896).

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Studied for a year under Aurel Stodola.

Kungl. Svenska vetenskapsakademien

Member.

Lunds universitet

Awarded honorary doctorate.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Gustaf Dalen Nobel Prize Biography

Nils Dalen Encyclopaedia Britannica