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  1. 1. Curriculum Vitae C. de Jager (2006-05-31) General information: Who's Who in Europe Who's Who in the World I.G. Kolchinskij et al.: Astronomi, Biograficheskij Cpravotchnik, Kiev, 1986 Life history: Solar Physics 169, 443 - 464, 1996 Painted portraits: 1986: by W.G. van de Hulst; in SRON Lab. For Space Research; Sorbonnelaan 2; 3584 CA, Utrecht 2001: by P. Smit; in Museum Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh; Zonnenburg 2; 3512 NL, Utrecht 2003: by Prof. dr. C. de Loore, in Molenstraat 22; 1791 DL, Den Burg Civil status: Born 29 April 1921; Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands 10 April 1947: married with Duotsje Rienks; four children (Els, 1947; Jan, 1950; Sieds, 1954; Corrie, 1955) Education: 1927: primary school: Manado; 1929- 1932: Langoan; Sulawesi, Indonesia 1934: secondary school, Surabaya, Indonesia 1939: study of astronomy, physics and mathematics, Univ. of Utrecht, the Netherlands 1945, oct. 10: doctoral examination, Utrecht 1952, oct. 13: doctor's thesis, Utrecht; cum laude (The Hydrogen Spectrum of the Sun) University carrier: 1946 assistant theoretical physics, University of Utrecht 1946 assistant in astronomy; University of Leiden 1946-1951 assistant in astrophysics, University of Utrecht 1951-1957 research fellow in astrophysics; University of Utrecht 1957-1960 associate professor 'm stellar astrophysics, Utrecht 1960 ordinary professor in astrophysics, 1970 changed in space physics, Utrecht 1961-1973 extraordinary professor in astronomy, Free University of Brussels 1963-1977 managing director of the Astronomical Institute, Utrecht 1977-1983 Chairman Institute Council, the Astronomical Institute, Utrecht 1961-1983 Director Laboratory for Space Research, Utrecht 1986 retired from University Organisational activities: 1967-1970 Assistant General Secretary, International Astronomical Union 1968-1990 Chairman Board Volkssterrenwacht „Simon Stevin‟ 1969-1976 Secretary Joint Organisation for Solar Observations 1970-1973 General Secretary, International Astronomical Union 1972-1978 President of COSPAR (Committee on Space Research)
  2. 2. 1972-1982 Member Executive Board International Council of Scientific Unions 1973-1979 Chairman Foundation 'De Koepel'; The Netherlands 1975-1983 Chairman National Committee for Astronomy; The Netherlands 1976-1984 President Joint Organisation for Solar Observations 1976-1978 Vice President International Council of Scientific Unions (later called Intl Council for Science) 1978-1980 President International Council of Scientific Unions 1978-1986 Chairman Steering Committee Solar Maximum Year 1978- 2001 Chairman Working Group Stars with Extended Atmospheres (Netherlands - Belgium) 1981-1984 Chairman Science Program Committee European Space Agency 1982-1986 President of COSPAR 1984-1990 Foreign Secretary, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 1984-1989 Chairman Section Basic Sciences International Academy of Astronautics 1987-1991 Chairman Local Organising Committee COSPAR congress 1990 1987-1997 President of SKEPSIS 1994-2001 Chairman of European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO) 2001 Honorary chairman ECSO 1998-2003 Chairman Board Museum Observatory Sonnenborgh 2001- Member Council of Chancellors Global Foundation (Mexico) 2003- Honorary Member World Innovation Foundation Editorial Activities: 1962-2003 Editor-in-Chief Space Science Reviews 1965-1995 Editor-in-Chief Astrophysics and Space Science Library 1967-1997 Editor-in-Chief Solar Physics Member of the Editorial Board of the following journals and book series: Astrophysics and Space Science (till 1985) Astronomische Nachrichten (till 1992) Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiation Transfer (till 1985) Space Life Sciences (till 1980) Memorie Societa Astronomia Italiana (till 1982) Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs (till 1985) Advances in Space Research (till 1986) Physica The Moon and Planets Advances in Earth Oriented Applications of Space Technology The Planetary Report (till 1998) Acta Astronautica. Membership of Scientific Organisations and Academics: 1967: Foreign member Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 1969: Member Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 1971: Corresponding member Societe Royale des Sciences, Liege
  3. 3. 1971: Associate Royal Astronomical Society, London 1972: Member Bataafs Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte, Rotterdam. 1975: Member International Academy of Astronautics 1975: Member Provinciaal Utrechts Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen 1977: Member Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem 1982: Founding Member World Cultural Council 1984: Corresponding Astronomer, Royal Observatory, Uccle, Belgium 1987: Foreign member 'Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina', Halle 1987: Foreign fellow Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi 1987: Membre Titulaire de l‟Academie Europeènne, Paris 1990: Fellow of SCICOP (Sci. Comm. Invest. Paranormal) 1991: Member Academia Europaea, London Honorary Lectures: 1974: Karl Schwarzschild Lecture, Astronomische Gesellschaft (Germany) 1975: Annual Lecture of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 1988: Hale Prize lecture, American Astronomical Society 1988: Conference Huygens; Academic des Sciences, Paris 1990: Annual Lecture of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Honorary Degrees and Awards: 1954: Honorary Silver Medal of the Netherlands Association for Astronomy and Meteorology (N.V.W. S.) 1974: Karl Schwarzschild Medal of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, Bonn 1975: Dr Honoris Causa, University of Wroclaw, Poland 1976: Dr Honoris Causa, Observatoire de Paris 1983: International Medal of the Observatoire de Nice 1983: Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion) 1984: Yu. Gagarin Medal of the Federation of Cosmonauts, Moscow 1984: Prix Jules Janssen de la Societé Astronomique de France 1986: Honorary Medal University of Utrecht 1987: Ziolkowskiy Medal Akad. Nauk U.S.S.R. 1988: Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, London 1988: Hale Medal of the American Astronomical Society 1988: COSPAR Medal for International Cooperation in Space Science 1988: Honorary Membership Award of the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics 1990: Honorary Gold Medal of the Netherlands Society for Astronomy and Meteorology (N.V.W. S) 1990: Honorary Silver Medal of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 1990: Honorary Member of the Netherlands Youth Organisation for Astronomy. 1990: 'In Praise of Reason‟ Award of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the paranormal 1990: 'Stevin telescopequot; of the Observatory at Hoeven 1992: Honorary citizen City of Khania; Greece 1993: Von Karman Award of the International Academy of Astronautics 1996: Honorary member Netherlands Society for Astronomy and Meteorology (N.V.W. S.)
  4. 4. 2003: Honorary silver medal of the city of Utrecht 2006: Honorary citizen of the island of Texel Naming: 1968: Street: “De Jagerlaan”, Dordrecht, The Netherlands 1994: Asteroid (planetoid) 3798 named “De Jager” Main research: 1945-1960: investigation of the structure and dynamics of the solar atmosphere by spectroscopic techniques. Study of formation of spectral lines. Establishment of standard models of the solar photosphere. Study of the heating mechanism of the solar corona. 1960-present: Investigation of the dynamic features of the solar atmosphere, particularly solar flares, by the means of space research. Establishment of the conditions and the mechanisms leading to the impulsive phase of solar flares. Description of conditions for partial reconnection between current-carrying loops. 1978 - present: Study of the most luminous stars (super- and hypergiants) by spectroscopic techniques from ground and space based observatories. Determination of the motion field of such stars, consisting of shock waves and gravity waves. Study of the conditions leading to the instability of the atmospheres of these stars. Discovery of the 'yellow evolutionary void' in hypergiant evolution; explanation of micro- turbulence by shock-waves and development of the mechanism of shock-wave initiated mass loss. 2003 – present: study of sun – climate relationships. Discovery of main role UV variation on climate. Study of solar dynamo. Publications summary (till Jan. 1, 2003): 35 books, large review papers or edited publications 151 research papers in refereed journals 115 invited review papers or conference summaries 139 contributed conference papers 166 popular papers