George Doschek Chosen to Write Solar Physics Memoir for 2021

June 1, 2020, from Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi

We are pleased to announce that George Doschek has been selected to write the Solar Physics Memoir for 2021. Early in his career at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Dr. Doschek became established as an authority on the Sun’s X-ray flare spectrum. As a Project Scientist on the US Department of Defense P78-1 Space Test Program, George designed new generation spectrometers that were able to resolve all the important lines in solar flare X-ray spectra. Subsequently, in collaboration with UK and Japanese colleagues, he proposed a state-of-the-art EUV imaging spectrometer (Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS)) that is onboard the Hinode spacecraft. In addition to his research activities, George, for much of his career at NRL, managed one of the world’s strongest solar physics groups, with three members including himself being awarded the Hale prize of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society. The memoir series has three main goals: (1) to honor colleagues for distinguished careers, (2) to provide long-term personal perspectives on solar science; and (3) to help educate younger members of the community. The selection committee is chaired by Ed Cliver and includes Peng-Fei Chen, Jim Klimchuk, K.D. Leka, Eric Priest, Kazunari Shibata, Sami Solanki, Astrid Veronig, and Michael Wheatland. Please contact any of them with suggestions for next year’s honoree.

Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi [] and Ed Cliver []