Prof. Emeritus Eugene Parker to receive 2020 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy

February 04, 2020

Eugene Parker. Photo: John Zich, University of Chicago.

Eugene Parker, the S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, will receive this year's Crafoord Prize in Astronomy. The Crafoord Prize is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Crafoord Foundation in Lund.

Prof. Parker will receive the prize “for pioneering and fundamental studies of the solar wind and magnetic fields from stellar to galactic scales.”

Read the press release via The Crafoord Prize.