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Karl-Heinz Glassmeier

Karl-Heinz Glassmeier
Karl-Heinz Glassmeier

The 2010 Julius Bartels Medal is awarded to Karl-Heinz Glassmeier . He is one of the few scientists worldwide who have worked in all of the sub-fields of geomagnetism, from ground to space, and thus can be called a true ‘Geomagnetiker’ in the sense of Bartels. His work on magnetic pulsations on Earth and in the magnetospheres of other planets, on magnetic induction below the Earth’s surface and on other planets, his cometary research and his work on paleo-magnetospheres has received worldwide recognition.

Karl-Heinz Glassmeier has authored more than 300 articles in international journals, many of which are highly cited. He is the principal or lead investigator for magnetometers on ESA’s Rosetta and BepiColombo missions and on NASA’s THEMIS mission, and is Co-Investigator on more than a dozen other space missions, including Cluster, Cassini and Venus Express. In addition he has served on numerous committees and as Editor or Associate Editor of Annales Geophysicae, the Journal of Geophysical Research and Reviews of Geophysics.

Already at a young age his scientific achievements received important recognition via the award of COSPAR’s Zeldovich Medal and a Heisenberg Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Now he is a scientific member of the Max-Planck Society, a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, a corresponding member of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics, and a member of the Academia Europaea.