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James Alfred Van Allen was an American space scientist at the University of Iowa. He was instrumental in establishing the field of magnetospheric research in space.

James Van Allen
James Alfred Van Allen

(1914-09-07)September 7, 1914
DiedAugust 9, 2006(2006-08-09) (aged 91)
Alma mater
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Scientific career
FieldsSpace science
Doctoral advisorAlexander Ellett https://academictree.org/physics/tree.php?pid=31481
Doctoral studentsMichelle Thomsen
Other notable studentsNicholas M. Smith
InfluencedJames Hansen
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James Van Allen - Bio, Age, Wiki, Facts and Family

James Van Allen

James Van Allen's About


Pioneer of space magnetospheric research, whose discovery of the earth's radiation bands aided in the advancement of astronomy. In 1960, he was named one of Time Magazine's Man of the Year.

James Van Allen Family life


He was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.


James Van Allen Before Fame


He worked on radio-proximity artillery shells as a navy commander during WWII, and he also oversaw the use of captured V-2 rockets for atmospheric probing.

James Van Allen Trivia


He proposed the launching of a satellite that returned back invaluable data about the composition of the upper atmosphere, and the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts.


Associated with


Both he and a fellow astronomer, Edwin Hubble , were once featured on the cover of Time magazine.

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Facts About James Van Allen


● James Van Allen was born on September 7, 1914 (age 91) in Iowa, United States
● He is a celebrity scientist
● In His career, James Van Allen has achieved an Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
● He attended The University of Iowa (1939), Iowa Wesleyan University
● He died on August 9, 2006, Iowa City, IA
● His spouse is Abigail Fithian Halsey (m. 1945)

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