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March 2018 (Volume 27, Number 3)

2018 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research

APS Medal 2018 ceremony photo B
Kyle Bergner

APS Medal 2018 ceremony photo C
Kyle Bergner

The 2018 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research was awarded on February 1 to Eugene Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, for his "many fundamental contributions to space physics, plasma physics, solar physics, and astrophysics during the past 60 plus years." (Top Left) The medal was presented to Parker by 2018 APS President Roger Falcone along with APS CEO Kate Kirby. (Top Right) Family members and colleagues joined in the celebration: from left to right, Eric Parker, Susan Kane-Parker, Niesje Parker, Eugene Parker (seated); Michael Turner, Rocky Kolb, and Young-Kee Kim (University of Chicago), and Timothy Gay (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, APS Speaker of the Council, and University of Chicago Ph.D. graduate). APS is accepting nominations for the 2019 APS Medal now through May 1.

APS Medal 2018 ceremony photo A
Kyle Bergner

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March 2018 (Volume 27, Number 3)

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