Ian Axford#


Ian Axford
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:ian 'at' axford.org
Membership Number:305
Membership type:
Main Country of Residence:NEW ZEALAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:iaxford
Homepage: http://www.axford.org

Ian Axford passed away in March 13, 2010.

Positions held
  • 2001 Professor Emeritus
  • 1982-1985 Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University in Wellington
  • 1974-2001 Director of Germany's Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy
  • 1967-1974 Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at University of California, San Diego

Fields of Scholarship
  • Interaction of the sun with the magnetic field of earth (magnetosphere) or the interstellar medium (heliosphere)

Honours and Awards
  • 1972 John Adam Fleming Medal
  • 1986 Fellow of the Royal Society in London
  • 1987 Tsiolkovsky Medal
  • 1994 Chapman Medal
  • 1994 Rutherford Medal
  • 1995 New Zealander of the Year
  • 1996 Knight Bachelor for services to science


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