The Kristian Birkeland Medal 2018

Professor Tamas Gombosi

Professor Gombosi is a leader in space weather and planetary research, a visionary in Space Weather numerical modeling, and a pioneer of cometary plasma physics. Professor Gombosi was born and raised in Hungary. He earned his PhD in physics at the Roland Eötvös University in Budapest and joined the Central Research Institute for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Next,he went to Moscow where he was mentored by such giants of Soviet space science as Roald Sagdeev, Pavel Elyasberg, Albert Galeev, Konstantin Gringauz, and Vitaliy Shapiro.