Robert Helliwell (Sept. 2, 1920 – May 3, 2011)

Position : Emeritus Professor
Bio :

Research Areas

  • Magnetospheric Research
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Radioscience


  • A.B., Stanford University
  • M.A., Stanford University
  • E.E., Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Stanford University

Specific Research Interests

  • EM Wave Propagation in the ionosphere and magnetosphere
  • Remote sensing of the magnetosphere using VLF waves
  • Wave-particle interactions
  • Satellite observations of plasma waves

Other Information

  • On Stanford Faculty since 1946
  • Fellow IEEE; Fellow American Geophysical Union
  • Member: National Academy of Sciences; URSI; Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi; Antarctican Society; American Association for the Advancement ofScience; Director, California Microwave Inc.; Past Chairman of International Commission IV of URSI; Past Chairman of Space Physics Committee of the Space Science Board; Director, CSSA; Past President [elect] Solar Terrestrial Physics section of the AGU
  • Awards: Antarctic Service Medal, 1966; Appleton Prize of the Royal Society, 1972.
  • Author of over 90 scientific and technical papers and one book.
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