The James Van Allen Lecture

Basic Information

The James Van Allen Lecture honors the life and work of astrophysicist and space pioneer, James A. Van Allen. This Space Physics and Aeronomy section named lecture is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting. The Van Allen Lecture is webcast and made available as an archived presentation on the AGU website.

The Van Allen Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture Series, which was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGU’s highest honor and named for its first president. Van Allen is a past recipient of the William Bowie medal.

CITATION/SCOPE STATEMENT

The Van Allen Lecture is given to a Space scientist who has made significant contributions in the fields of  Magnetospheric Science.

LECTURE INCLUDES

  • Lecture certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Invitation to present the Van Allen Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Complimentary ticket to the Space Physics and Aeronomy section dinner at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented two out of every three years.