Eminent Hungarian scholars with outstanding achievements in their fields
who live in foreign countries may be elected as External Members to the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
. External Members are elected by their colleagues who are
full or corresponding members of HAS. The Academy is a scholarly public body whose main task is
the study of science, the publicizing of scientific achievements, and the aid and promotion of
research. Its members are academicians.
Distinguished University Professorship is the highest
professorial title granted at the University of Michigan. It recognize exceptional
scholarly and/or creative achievements, national and international reputation, superior teaching and
mentoring, and an impressive record of service. In creating these positions in 1947, the Board of Regents
intended that Distinguished University Professors be recognized for their great contributions to the
University and the nation. Each Distinguished University Professorship bears a special name, determined
by the appointive professor in consultation with her or his dean. The duration of the appointment is
unlimited, and the title – without the salary and research supplements – may be retained
after retirement. In addition, newly appointed Distinguished University Professors are expected to
deliver an inaugural lecture during the first year of appointment. These are the University’s most
Established in 2011, the biennial Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves
and Processes Prize recognizes cutting-edge work in the fields of space weather and nonlinear
waves and processes, will be presented by AGU's Space Physics and Aeronomy Section and Nonlinear
Geophysics Focus Group. Presented on a two-year cycle, the focus areas -- Space Weather and Nonlinear
Waves and Processes -- alternates for each presentation of the award.
The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation
has provided a gift of $2,000,000 to the College of Engineering
of the University of Michigan to establish and support an endowed,
full professorship to be known as the Rollin M. Gerstacker Professor
of Engineering. The holder will be a professor in the College of
Engineering who will be appointed to the professorship for
five-year renewable tenns.
The Stephen S. Attwood Award of the College of Engineering
recognizes a faculty member whose career is distinguished by devoted service, outstanding
leadership and exceptional professional achievement. The award is one of the highest
honors bestowed by the College.
A Fellow of AGU shall be a scientist who has attained
acknowledged eminence in the geophysical sciences. This honor is bestowed on
only 0.1% of the membership in any given year by a committee of 11 Fellows.
The members of the International Academy of Astronautics
are individuals who have distinguished themselves in one of
the fields of astronautics or one of the branches of science of fundamental
importance for the exploration of space. New members are elected
by their peers in the Academy; full members are elected for life, while corresponding
members are eligible for full membership after two years, but retire after five years.
In 2016 the Hungarian Academy of Sciences elected Tamas Gombosi an
In 2014 the Regents of the University of Michigan appointed
Tamas Gombosi as the Konstantin I. Gringauz
Distinguished University Professor of Space Science.
In 2007 the Regents of the University of Michigan appointed
Tamas Gombosi as the Rollin M. Gerstacker
Professor of Engineering.
Tamas Gombosi was elected Lifetime Full Member of the
International Academy of Astronautics
in 1997. In 1993 he was elected Corresponding Member of IAA
Tamas Gombosi was elected a Fellow of the
American Geophysical Union in 1996.
- He received the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) inaugural Space Weather
Prize in 2013.
- He received the NASA Group Achievement Award for his work as Cassini
Interdisciplinary Scientist during Cassini's prime mission in 2009.
- The University of Michigan's Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral
Analysis (ROSINA) team lead by Tamas Gombosi received the NASA Public Service Group
Achievement Award in 2007.
- He received the Stephen S. Attwood Award in 2002.
This is the highest award of the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan.
- He and his team received the Team Excellence Award
of the College of Engineering in 1999. This award was given for their collective work
in developing a state-of-the-art, high-performance computational code for the simulation of s
- He received the NASA Group Achievement Award in 1998 for his work on
the Cassini Orbiter.
- He received the Research Excellence Award,
of the College of Engineering,
University of Michigan, in 1992.
- He received the Lajos Jánossy Award,
from the Central Research Institute for Physics of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1987.
- He received the László Detre Award
from the Lóránd Eötvös Physical Society in 1982.
- He received the KFKI Award from the
Central Research Institute for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1976 and in 1978.
- He received the Albert Fonó Award from the
Hungarian Astronautical Society in 1976.