John Adam Fleming

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John Adam Fleming
Born (1877-01-28)January 28, 1877
Cincinnati, United States
Died July 29, 1956(1956-07-29) (aged 79)
San Mateo, California
Institutions U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Alma mater University of Cincinnati
Notable awards National Academy of Sciences (1940)
William Bowie Medal (1941)
The Chree Medal and Prize (1945)

John Adam Fleming, (January 28, 1877 – July 29, 1956) was an American physicist interested in the magnetosphere and the atmospheric electricity. Fleming worked first at the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and changed together with his superior Louis Agricola Bauer, who founded the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. He steadily advanced in the hierarchy of the institute and became its director in 1935. Fleming was elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 1940. [1][2][3]

John Adam Fleming Medal[edit]

Since 1960 the American Geophysical Union rewards notable scientists in the field of research about the magnetosphere and atmospheric electricity.[4]


  1. ^ Scott, W. E. (1956). "John Adam Fleming, 1877–1956". Journal of Geophysical Research. 61 (4): 589. Bibcode:1956JGR....61..589S. doi:10.1029/JZ061i004p00589. 
  2. ^ "John Adam Fleming" (PDF). National Academy of Science. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  3. ^ Good, Gregory A. "John Adam Fleming (1877–1956)". 
  4. ^ "John Adam Fleming Medal". Retrieved 2010-03-21.