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|Born||June 10, 1927
Houghton, Michigan, U.S.
|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 (born June 10, 1927) is 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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