|Born||June 10, 1927|
Houghton, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||March 15, 2022 (aged 94)|
|Alma mater||Michigan State University|
|Known for||Sweet-Parker Reconnection|
Parker spiral solar magnetic field shape
|Awards||Arctowski Medal (1969)|
George Ellery Hale Prize (1978)
Chapman Medal (1979)
National Medal of Science (1989)
William Bowie Medal (1990)
James Clerk Maxwell Prize (2003)
Kyoto Prize (2003)
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
Eugene Newman Parker (June 10, 1927 – March 15, 2022) was an American solar astrophysicist. In the mid-1950s—developed the theory of the supersonic solar wind and predicted the Parker spiral shape of the solar magnetic field in the outer solar system.
In 2018, the American Physical Society awarded him the Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research.
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- "Award honors Prof. Eugene Parker's lifetime of physics research". UChicago News. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
- Chang, Kenneth (March 17, 2022). "Eugene N. Parker, 94, Dies; Predicted the Existence of Solar Wind". The New York Times. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
- Lerner, Louise (March 16, 2022). "Eugene Parker, 'legendary figure' in solar science and namesake of Parker Solar Probe, 1927–2022". University of Chicago. Retrieved March 16, 2022.