May 23, 2022
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria presented the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy to the late Prof. Eugene Parker's son, Eric Parker, during a ceremony at Lund University in April 2022.
Professor Emeritus Eugene Parker, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, won the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy in 2020 “for pioneering and fundamental studies of the solar wind and magnetic fields from stellar to galactic scales." The prize comes with six million Swedish krona and is selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation. It is among the highest value prizes in the physical sciences.
Parker knew of the award and took part in a prize reception in Hyde Park in 2021.