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Professor Fisk elected as COSPAR president

Posted: August 14, 2014

Professor Fisk elected as COSPAR president

Professor Len Fisk recently became the first American to be elected president of COSPAR (The Committee on Space Research).

The International Council for Science established COSPAR in 1958 to provide a venue for Soviet and Western scientists to meet during the Cold War. Over the years it’s become the principle international society for promoting space science and more than 50 countries are part of it.

Fisk’s responsibility during his upcoming four years as president is to use all the tools available to promote international cooperation. This includes an emphasis on the free exchange of results, information, and opinions, and providing a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect space research.

Fisk has served the department since 1993. His research centers on solar and heliospheric physics.

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