Tamas Gombosi

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In 2018 the Kristian Birkeland Medal was awarded to Tamas Gombosi for his contributions to space weather research.

2017 Van Allen Lecturer (each year the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section of the American Geophysical Union honors a leader at the forefront of Magnetospheric Physics by selecting them to give the James A. Van Allen Lecture at their Fall Meeting).

In 2016 the Hungarian Academy of Sciences elected Tamas Gombosi an External Member.

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 theInternational 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.


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