Johannes Geiss#


Johannes Geiss
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:280
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:1989




Johannes Geiss passed away January 30, 2020.

Positions Held
  • 1995 - 2002 Director of the International Space Science Institute in Berne
  • 1966 - 1989 Director of the Physical Institute
  • 1960 - 1991 Full Professor at the University of Berne
  • 1958 - 1959 Associate Professor at the University of Miami

Fields of Scholarship
  • Space physics
  • Sun, solar wind
  • Magnetosphere
  • Planetary research
  • Moon rocks
  • Meteorites
  • Comets
  • Origin of solar system
  • Astrophysics
  • Nucleosynthesis
  • Cosmology

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2001 Albert Einstein Medal
  • 2004 William Bowie Medal


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