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Charles F. Kennel

Charles F. Kennel
Charles F. Kennel

The 1997 Hannes Alfvén Medal is awarded to Charles F. Kennel in recognition of his authoritative contributions to space plasma physics.

The first recipient for 1997 of this distinguished medal is Charles F. Kennel. Professor Kennel received his A.B. in Astronomy at the Harvard College in 1959. and his Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University in 1964. He is a Professor at the Department of Physics and he served as Acting Director at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics and at the Institute for Plasma and Fusion Research at the University of California at Los Angeles. Recently he was appointed Director of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, California at Los Angeles. Recently he was appointed Director of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, California.

Besides his many activities in scientific organizations, unions, advisory panels, research councils, etc., he is best known by his very stimulating and unique research articles, books and lectures, encompassing the full range from pure plasma theory to applied and space plasma physics. It is his authoritive leadership in all these disciplines that has made him the first candidate to receive the Hannes Alfvén Medal of the EGS.

Newsletter 67, 38, 1998