European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) Senior Prize 2020 awarded to Eric Priest

Eric R. Priest is the author of more than 380 peer reviewed publications, among them about 100 articles in the journal Solar Physics, whose Advisory Board he currently chairs.

Read his 2014 Open Access Memoir in Solar Physics:
Eric R. Priest "A Life of Fun Playing with Solar Magnetic Fields

29 April 2020

The European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) of the European Physical Society is honored to announce that Eric Priest (University of St Andrews, UK) has been awarded the ESPD Senior Prize 2020.

The prize is awarded for: "long-standing leadership via mentoring, supervising and field-defining textbooks and for fundamental contributions in key topics of solar magnetohydrodynamics, particularly magnetic reconnection in the solar atmosphere and solar coronal heating."

The ESPD board wishes to thank the members of the senior prize selection board for their time and expertise: Luis Bellot Rubio, Manolis Georgoulis, Louise Harra, Åke Nordlund Lidia Van Driel-Gesztelyi.

Eduard Kontar (ESPD President) and Étienne Pariat (ESPD Prize Committee Chairperson)