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planetary sciences educator , researcher

Eugene Howard Levy, American planetary sciences and astrophysics educator, researcher. Achievements include research in theoretical cosmical physics, planetary geophysics, magnetohydrodynamics, space and solar physics, magnetic field generation, physical processes associated with the formation of stars and planetary systems.

Background

Levy, Eugene Howard was born on May 6, 1944 in New York City. Son of Isaac Philip and Anita Harriet (Guttman) Levy.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Physics with high honors, Rutgers University, 1966;Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of Chicago, 1971.

Career

Teaching assistant department physics University Chicago, 1966-1969, research assistant Enrico Fermi Institute, 1969-1971. Postdoctoral fellow department physics and astronomy University Maryland, 1971-1973. Assistant professor physics and astrophysics Bartol Research Foundation, Franklin Institute, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 1973-1975.

Assistant, then associate professor University Arizona, Tucson, 1975-1983, professor planetary science, 1983—2000, member faculty applied mathematics program, 1981—2000, head department planetary science, director lunar and planetary laboratory, 1983-1994, member theoretical astrophysics program, 1985—2000, dean college of science, 1993—2000, director National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Arizona Spacegrant College Consortium Tucson, 1989—2000, professor physics, 1996—2000. Professor physics and astronomy Rice University, Houston, since 2000, Howard R. Hughes Provost, since 2000. Member committee on planetary and lunar exploration of space science board, National Academy of Sciences, 1976-1979, chairman, 1979-1982, co-chair Space Science Board Study on Exploration Primitive Solar-System Bodies, 1978, member Space Science Board, 1979-1982, head United States delegate, co-chair National Academy of Sciences-European Science Foundation Joint Working Group on Cooperation in Planetary Exploration, 1982-1984, member steering group committee on major directions for space science 1995-2015, 1984-1986, chair advisory committee on international cooperation for Mars sample return, 1986-1988.

Member Comet Halley Science Working Group, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1977, member spacelab physical science review panel space science steering committee, 1979, member review panel on origin plasmas in Earth's neighborhood, 1980, member solar system exploration committee of Advisory Council, 1980-1983, member Ames Research Center Planetary Detection Study, 1983, Solar System Exploration Management Council, 1983-1987, member committee on future space-station science projects, 1985, member Space Station Science Users' Working Group, 1985-1986, Space and Earth Science Advisory Committee, 1985-1988, chair Comet Rendevous and Asteroid Flyby Review Panel, 1986, member Mars Exploration Strategy Advisory Group, 1986, Mars Rover Sample Return Science Working Group, since 1987. Science consultant Rockwell International Corporation, 1980. Member COSPAR International Technology Panel on Comets, 1980-1982.

United States-National Aeronautics and Space Administration delegate to discussions on international cooperation investigations of Comet Halley, Padua, Italy, 1981, to the United States-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Joint Working Group on Near-Earth Space, the Moon and Planets, 1981. Member program advisory board International Conference on Cometary Exploration, Budapest, Hungary, 1982. Member executive committee universities' space science working group Association American Universities, 1982-1986.

Study panel United States-Soviet cooperation in space science United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment, 1984. Chair planetary exploration panel Pacific Rim Nations International Space Year Conference, Kona, Hawaii, 1987. Member working group planetary systems science National Aeronautics and Space Administration, since 1988, review panel lunar and planetary, 1988-1990, review panel origins solar systems programs, 1990-1991.

Chair formation/detection group, 1993-1995. Member astronomy and astrophysics survey committee, science opportunities panel National Academy of Sciences, 1989-1990. Member study panel on robotic exploration of Moon and Mars, United States Congress Office Technology Assessment, 1991.

Chairman council of institutions, board directors United States Space Research Association, 1991-1998, vice-chairman board directors 1993-1998. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Origins of Solar Systems Management Working Group (chair 1994-1996), chairman National Aeronautics and Space Administration Origins of Solar Systems Planet Formation and Detection Review Panel, 1993-1995, American Astronomical Society (committee on public education, 1994-1995), International Science Foundation Astronomy Review Panel, 1993-1994, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Origins of Solar Systems Management Operations Working Group, since 1994, American Astronomical Society Committee on Public Education, 1994. Chair Discovery-4 Space Flight Mission Selection Board, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1995, member Keck Observatory Telescope Allocation Committee, 1998-2000, member astronomy and astrophysics survey committee National Research Council/NAS Foundation, 1999, chair external review committee department of space physics and astronomy, Rice University, 1999, board directors National Space Grant Alliance, 1999-2000, board trustees Associated Universities, Inc., since 2001.

Member planetary protection advisory committee National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2002-2006, chairman 2005-2006, chair nuclear system initiative science definition team National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2002, member jovian icy mmons tour review board National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2002. Former member advisory council science committee, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005-2006. Consultant and lecturer in field.

American Geophysical Union (frmr), American Physical Society (frmr), International Astronomical Union.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in theoretical cosmical physics, planetary geophysics, magnetohydrodynamics, space and solar physics, magnetic field generation, physical processes associated with the formation of stars and planetary systems.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Astronomical Society (commission on public education, 1994-1995), American Geophysical Union, American Physical Society, International Astronomical Union, Universities Space Research Association (board directors since 1991), Council Institutions (president 1991-1992, vice chairman board of directors 1993-1994), National Aeronautics and Space Administration Origins of Solar Systems Management Working Group (chair since 1993), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Children: Roger P., Jonathan S., Benjamin H.

father:
Isaac Philip Levy

mother:
Anita Harriet (Guttman) Levy

children:
Roger P. Levy

Jonathan S. Levy

Benjamin H. Levy