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James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award

The James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award is presented to recognize outstanding contributions to space and planetary environment knowledge and interactions as applied to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. The award honors Prof. James A. Van Allen, an outstanding internationally recognized scientist, who is credited with the early discovery of the Earth’s “Van Allen Radiation Belts.” This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Dr Stamatios M Krimigis
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For pioneering studies of the radiation environment around all solar system planets and of interplanetary charged particles from Mercury to the local interstellar medium.