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Robert Parker

Professor Robert Parker FRS

Fellow


Elected: 1989

Biography

Robert Parker has made many innovative contributions to theoretical studies in geophysics, including the geometry of plate tectonics but especially the development and applications of inverse theory. He has devoted most attention to interpreting electromagnetic data and his work provides clear exposition of a difficult subject. He became a professor of geophysics at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics in 1975, was a Sloan Foundation Fellow in 1969–1971 and a Guggenheim Memorial Fellow in 1975, and received the James B. Macelwane Award in 1976.