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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The James Van Allen Lecture is presented two out of every three years to a space scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of magnetospheric science. It is named to honor the life and work of astrophysicist and space pioneer James A. Van Allen. The lecture is presented during the AGU Fall Meeting.
The Van Allen Lecture is also part of the Bowie Lecture Series, established in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, AGU’s highest honor.
AGU is proud to recognize our Space Physics and Aeronomy section honorees. Recipients of the James Van Allen Lecture will receive the following benefits along with the honor:
Recognition in Eos
Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
An invitation to present the Van Allen Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
A complimentary ticket to the Space Physics and Aeronomy section dinner at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Award Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:
Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:
Named section lectures are not required to follow a nomination cycle process. Sections have the flexibility to adopt the process that will best serve their communities in seeking lecture recipients. For nomination requirements, please contact Christina Cohen, Space Physics and Aeronomy section president.
Year of honor
Tamas I. Gombosi
M. G. Kivelson
S. W. H. Cowley
C. F. Kennel
G. L. Siscoe
J. Van Allen
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