Cornelis de Jager#

Cornelis de Jager
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:940
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Cornelis de Jager passed away May 27, 2021.

Positions Held
  • Director of the Utrecht Observatory
  • Founder and first director of the Utrecht Space Research Laboratory
  • Founder of the Astrophysical Institute of Brussels Free University
  • 1960-1986Professor at Utrecht University
  • 1952 PhD

Fields of Scholarship
  • Solar physics
  • Solar research
  • Study of supergiant stars
  • Solar variation

Honours and Awards
  • General Secretary of the IAU (1967-1973)
  • First chairman of Stichting Skepsis (1987-1998)
  • First chairman of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (1994-2001)
  • 1974 Karl Schwarzschild Medal
  • 1984 Prix Jules Janssen
  • 1988 George Ellery Hale Prize by the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society
  • Honorary doctorates in Paris and Wroclaw

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