The Bowie Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGU’s highest honor and is named for its first president.
Three Bowie Lectureships are awarded within the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section:
- M. Nicolet (Aeronomy - since 1990)
- J. Van Allen (Magnetospheric physics - since 1989)
- E. Parker (Solar and Heliospheric physics - since 1990)
These lectures recognize outstanding contributions and unselfish cooperation in each of the three SPA subsections. The lectures honor the Lecturer, portray significant achievements within each discipline, and outline the future prospects of the field in a manner accessible to all scientists within the SPA Section. More