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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

E. N. Parker

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Dates

June 10, 1927 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-

Additional Forms of Names

Parker, Eugene Newman, 1927-

Biography

Abstract

Eugene Parker is S. Chandrasehkar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at University of Chicago (1995-present). Other institutional affiliations include University of Utah. His research interests include magnetospheric physics and geomagnetism, solar physics and space physics, cosmic ray dynamics and cosmical magnetic fields.

Important Dates

June 10, 1927Birth, Houghton (Mich.).

1948Obtained BS in Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing (Mich.).

1951Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1951 – 1955Instructor in Mathematics and Astronomy (1951-1953) and Assistant Professor of Physics (1953-1955), University of Utah.

1955 – presentResearch Assistant, Enrico Fermi Institute (1955-1957); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute (1957-1962); Professor of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute (1962-1973); Professor of Astronomy (1967-1995); Chair, Department of Physics (1970-1972); Chair, Department of Astronomy (1972-1978); Distinguished Service Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute (1973-1987); S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute (1987-1995); and S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus (1995-present), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1983 – 1986Chair, Astronomy Section, National Academy of Sciences.

1989Awarded National Medal of Science.

2003Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

2012Awarded Hannes Alfvén Prize, European Physical Society.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Houghton (Mich.)

Undergraduate Education

East Lansing (Mich.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Cosmic rays.

Geomagnetism.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fano, Ugo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Rosner, Robert

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Schramm, David N.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Shochet, Melvyn J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Tsui, D. C. (Daniel Chee), 1939-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Winstein, Bruce

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Additional

Biermann, Ludwig, 1907-1986

Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

Institutions

Major Positions

Enrico Fermi Institute

Research Associate; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor; Professor of Physics; Distinguished Service Professor; and S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor.

University of Chicago. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Professor of Astronomy and Department Chair.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Department Chair and S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus.

University of Utah. Department of Physics & Astronomy

Instructor in Mathematics and Astronomy and Assistant Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2003 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD in Physics (1951).

European Physical Society

Received 2012 Hannes Alfvén Prize.

Michigan State University. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BS in Physics (1948).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Chair, Astronomical Section.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Eugene N. Parker response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

General interest session [sound recording] : Cosmic physics ; 1974 February 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Responses to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Symposium of the Division of Fluid Dynamics [sound recording] 1982 April 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Ludwig Franz Benedikt Biermann, 1978 June 23 and July 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Astrophysics and the many-body problem, 2 / E.N. Parker [and others].

Conversations on electric and magnetic fields in the cosmos / Eugene N. Parker.

Interplanetary dynamical processes.