Brief Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Man: Researches on Dungey's "Open" Magnetosphere From the 1960s to the 1980s

2020-03-26T08:12:46Z (GMT) by Stanley WH Cowley
The author's early research career and scientific output is outlined, spanning the interval from the late 1960s to the late 1980s when he transitioned from Jim Dungey's PhD student at Imperial College, London, to full professor. The work, principally concerned with elucidating theoretical aspects of Dungey's “open” model magnetosphere, is set within the context of burgeoning observations from both ground and space, resulting in greatly improved knowledge and growing international acceptance. Scientific encounters with some of the major players in the field during that time are recounted, now recollected in tranquility.