"2018 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research Awarded to Eugene Parker", by David Voss, APS News
The APS Council Steering Committee has voted to award the Society's 2018 Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research to Eugene Parker
, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. Parker, 90, is recognized for his "many fundamental contributions to space physics, plasma physics, solar physics and astrophysics for over 60 years." Parker's theory predicted that the interplanetary magnetic field would be locked into the coronal plasma and would exhibit a spiral shape as the solar wind carried it into the region known as the heliosphere.