The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has invited LASP Director Daniel Baker to deliver a Bowie lecture at its 2012 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California, this December. Designation as a Bowie lecturer is the highest honor in each of the AGU scientific sections. Baker will deliver the Van Allen lecture in the Space Physics and Aeronomy section of the Bowie series; his talk is titled, “Magnetospheric Exploration: Basic Research with a High Public Purpose.”
Stein Sture, Vice Chancellor for Research at CU-Boulder, said, “Dr. Baker’s AGU Bowie lecturer recognition reflects his outstanding scholarship and leadership in space science and the broader field of space weather and solar physics.”
The AGU Bowie lecture series began in 1989 in commemoration of the 50th presentation of the William Bowie Medal, the highest AGU honor named for its first president. Every year, each AGU scientific section designates a Bowie lecturer to present at an AGU meeting. The Bowie lecture in the Space Physics and Aeronomy section is a tribute to renowned physicist James A. Van Allen.