The Alexander Chizhevsky Medal 2023
Dr. Claudio Cesaroni
Dr. Claudio Cesaroni took his PhD in Geophysics (Ionospheric physics) in 2015 at the University “Alma Mater Studiorum” of Bologna and contributed remarkably to research in the ionospheric domain, blending expertise across instrumentation, data analysis, and modelling. He has an impressive publication record with a very high citation rate. His deep expertise and excellent results have been confirmed by prestigious early-career awards and leadership in various international projects and initiatives, including the T‐FORS (Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances Forecasting System). Very unusual for an early-career scientist, he was given the role of the Head of the Upper Atmosphere and Radiopropagation unit at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, responsibilities and commitment to drive scientific developments. Not only is Dr. Cesaroni a prominent scientist, but he has also made substantial contributions to capacity-building and science-promotion activities in Africa, nurturing the scientific growth of the developing regions. This particularly led to the establishment of an ionospheric observatory in Kenya, the only one in the African low‐latitude sector.
Dr. Claudio Cesaroni is awarded the Alexander Chizhevsky Medal for Space Weather and Space Climate in 2023 for his outstanding achievements in ionospheric research and active participation in international collaborations and science capacity building in the developing region of Africa.