James

James Van Allen

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American astrophysicist

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James Van Allen
Engineering
#137
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#278
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#72
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Space Science
#2
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#2
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James Van Allen
Physics
#281
World Rank
#516
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#138
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Astrophysics
#290
World Rank
#322
Historical Rank
#106
USA Rank
physics Degrees
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According to Wikipedia, 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. The Van Allen radiation belts were named after him, following his discovery using Geiger–Müller tube instruments on the 1958 satellites during the International Geophysical Year. Van Allen led the scientific community in putting scientific research instruments on space satellites.

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