Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Professor Gombosi wins AGU inaugural award

Posted: July 31, 2013

Professor Gombosi wins AGU inaugural award

Professor Tamas Gombosi won the first American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize.

This biennial prize recognizes cutting-edge work in the field of space weather. The prize will be presented at AGU’s 2013 Fall Meeting in San Francisco and it includes a $10,000 award.

The Alfvén Wave Solar Model (AWS☼M) is one of Gombosi’s most recent accomplishments. The model, created by his research group, is the first numerical model that can reproduce the observed structure of the solar corona using only the observations of solar magnetic fields. It is also the first global model capable of simultaneously reproducing the multi wavelength observations of the lower corona as well as the wind structure beyond Earth’s orbit.

AOSS congratulates Professor Gombosi and will host a reception to recognize his award. Please stay tuned for more details.

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