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Van Allen, James A. (James Alfred), 1914-2006

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    • Van Allen, J. A. (James Alfred), 1914-2006
    • Allen, James A. Van (James Alfred), 1914-2006
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        • Affiliation Start: 1940
        • Affiliation End: 1941
        • Organization: Carnegie Institution, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
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        • Affiliation Start: 1942
        • Affiliation End: April 1950
        • Organization: Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1951
        • Affiliation End: 1985
        • Organization: University of Iowa, Physics Department
    • Birth Place

        Mount Pleasant, Iowa
    • Death Place

        Iowa City, Iowa
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        Space scientist
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      • found: Huntoon, R. D. The distribution in angle of protons from deuteron-deuteron reaction ... 1940
      • found: His Origins of magnetospheric physics, 1983:CIP t.p. (James Van Allen) book t.p. (James A. Van Allen)
      • found: Gazette online, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, eastern Iowa WWW site, Aug. 9, 2006(James A. Van Allen; b. Sept. 7, 1914, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; d. this morning, Iowa City, aged 91; University of Iowa space physicist)
      • found: LC database, Aug. 9, 2006(hdg.: Van Allen, James Alfred, 1914- ; usage: James A. Van Allen [predominant form], James Van Allen, J.A. Van Allen)
      • found: Wikipedia WWW site, viewed Jan. 17, 2013:(James Van Allen (September 7, 1914-August 9, 2006) was an American space scientist at the University of Iowa, viewed Nov. 6. 2012. In 1940, became a staff physicist for the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. In 1942. Van Allen joined the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of Johns Hopkins University to continue his work on proximity fuses. Later in 1942, he entered the Navy, and after being discharged from the Navy in 1946, Van Allen returned to civilian research at APL until April 5, 1950 when he left APL to accept a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation research fellowship at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. In 1951, Van Allen became head of the physics department at the University of Iowa, stepped down in 1985)
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