This Spring 2011, two Space Scientists within the Planetary Systems Branch at the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) have been elected to the status of Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). To be elected a Fellow of AGU is a special tribute for those who have made exceptional scientific contributions. Nominated Fellows must have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences. This designation is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year. New Fellows are chosen by a Committee of Fellows.
o Dr. Kevin J. Zahnle -- "For advancing understanding in
how planetary-scale physical and chemical processes
affect the evolution of planets and life on them"
o Dr. Jack J. Lissauer -- "For advancing our understanding
of planet formation, extrasolar planets, and
planetary rings, using both theoretical and
Dr. Zahnle has been with the Planetary Systems Branch since January 1989 and Dr. Lissauer since August 1996.