Prof. Kivelson to receive 2021 James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Honored for “For ground-breaking discoveries in space plasma physics…”


Climate & Space Prof. Margaret G. Kivelson has been selected by the American Physical Society as the recipient of the 2021 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Prof. Margaret G. Kivelson

The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of plasma physics, and was established in 1975 in honor of Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, and is awarded for “…outstanding contributions to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of properties of highly ionized gases of natural or laboratory origin.”

Prof. Kivelson’s award citation reads:

“For ground-breaking discoveries in space plasma physics and for seminal theoretical contributions to understanding space plasma processes and magnetohydrodynamics.”

Read more: https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?last_nm=Kivelson&first_nm=Margaret&year=2021&fbclid=IwAR3z33ElKXHAFliE8HZo7zE_Uij9MQTScRnpVDL5qOBzejQfrG8oZyiCiG4

Congratulations, Prof. Kivelson!