James Hansen

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Birthday
29, 1941
Birthplace
Iowa
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Iowa

About

Best known for his research on climate change, he taught in Columbia University's Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. For three decades, he headed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Before Fame

From the University of Iowa, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Ph.D. in physics and a master's degree in astronomy.

Trivia

He published numerous scientific papers about the atmosphere of the planet of Venus.

Family Life

He grew up in Denison, Iowa, as the son of Gladys and James Hansen.

Associated With

He was heavily influenced by the work of astrophysicist and fellow University of Iowa graduate James Van Allen.