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Professor Gombosi named Distinguished University Professor

Posted: July 21, 2014

Professor Gombosi named Distinguished University Professor

The U-M Board of Regents recently named Professor Tamas Gombosi the Konstantin I. Gringauz Distinguished University Professor of Space Science.

Gombosi was a post-doctoral fellow for Dr. Gringauz, a renowned space scientist.

Information about Gombosi’s Distinguished University Professorship Lecture will be forwarded when it is available.

Previous honors for Gombosi include the first American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize.

Gombosi has participated in a number of exciting space missions, including the Venera 9 and 10 Venus orbiters, the VEGA mission to comet Halley, the Dynamics Explorer mission to explore the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, and the Pioneer Venus mission.

Recent space missions include the Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and its moon Titan, the Rosetta mission to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the STEREO mission to explore solar storms, and the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission.

Gombosi has served the University since 1985.

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