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James Van Allen
James Alfred Van Allen is an American space scientist at the University of Iowa. He is credited with creating the field of space magnetosphere research. Van Allen's radiation belts bear his name, after discovering Geiger - Müller tubes on the 1958 satellite during the International Geophysical Year. Van Allen led the scientific community in bringing scientific research tools to space satellites.
BornJames Alfred Van Allen, September 07, 1914, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, US
DiedAugust 09, 2006, Iowa City, Iowa, US
InstitutionsCarnegie Institution for Science (1939–1942), University of Iowa (1951–1985)
EducationUniversity of Iowa (physics, 1935–1939), Iowa Wesleyan College (physics, –1935)
Alma materIowa Wesleyan College (B.S.) (1935), University of Iowa (M.S.) (1936), University of Iowa (Ph.D) (1939)
Doctoral studentsGeorge H. Ludwig
Other notable studentsNicholas M. Smith
Known forVan Allen radiation belts, Magnetospheric physics
InfluencedJames Hansen
Notable awardsTime magazine Man of the Year (1960), Elliott Cresson Medal (1961), William Bowie Medal (1977), National Medal of Science (1987), Crafoord Prize (1989), Vannevar Bush Award (1991)

About James Van Allen

Astronomer James Van Allen was born in Iowa, United States on September 7, 1914. He dies at the age of 91, on August 9, 2006.

Pioneer of space magnetospheric research, whose discovery of the earth's radiation bands aided in the advancement of astronomy. In 1960, he was named one of Time Magazine's Man of the Year.

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James Van Allen before becoming famous

James Van Allen was born in the Zodiac sign Virgo (The Maiden), and 1914 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Tiger (兎).

He worked on radio-proximity artillery shells as a navy commander during WWII, and he also oversaw the use of captured V-2 rockets for atmospheric probing.

Achievement of James Van Allen

He advocated deploying a satellite that would return crucial information regarding the composition of the upper atmosphere, as well as the finding of the Van Allen radiation belts.

James Van Allen's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He was born in the town of Mount Pleasant in the state of Iowa.

James Van Allen Collabed with

He and another astronomer, Astronomer Edwin Hubble, were featured on the cover of Time magazine at one point.

James Van Allen Income & Net worth

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Latest information about James Van Allen updated on March 18 2023.