Space Science Reviews

, Volume 130, Issue 1–4, pp 515–526 | Cite as

Johannes Geiss: Explorer of the Elements

  • Thomas H. ZurbuchenEmail author


The extraordinary life and scientific achievements of Johannes Geiss span an almost impossible breadth of scientific topics, from the study of rocks to tenuous plasmas, from volcanoes to meteorites. But, his impact also extends way beyond the field of science. Professor Geiss is a well-known teacher and a highly successful science leader whose impact has been felt at the University of Bern, in Switzerland, and around the globe. We present here a brief summary of this highly successful career via a pictorial overview and a movie compiled by a former student who had the good luck to work with Professor Geiss during his years at the University of Bern.


Solar wind Meteorites History 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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