Celebrated American solar physicist and plasma physicist, Eugene Newman Parker has died on March 15, 2022. At the time of his demise, Eugene Parker was 94 years old.
The great physicist has made lots of contributions to the use of solar energy in modern American society.
His death has already received a great deal of attention both on television and social media, with many tributes pouring in from influential people.
Eugene Parker cause of death
His death was confirmed by his son Eric. According to Eric Parker, his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease years back.
It is believed without a doubt that Eugene Parker died as a result of battling Parkinson’s disease. But still, we will have to wait for further confirmation from medical doctors.
He was survived by his two children Eric Parker and Joyce Parker. Eugene Parker was the proponent of the solar wind theory which had received public criticism and mockery.
But his theory proved effective in the later years. His theory was confirmed by a NASA spacecraft on a mission to Venus.
As plans are underway to commit his remains to mother earth, he is being mourned by his family and friends. He may receive a state burial, owing to his contributions to modern physics.