Robert Ladislav Parker

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Robert L. Parker is an American geophysicist and mathematician currently holding a Professor Emeritus of Geophysics position at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, California.

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics in La Jolla[edit]

After completing a B.A. in Natural Sciences in 1963, M.A. in 1964, and Ph.D. in 1966[1] in Geophysics at Downing College, Cambridge in England,[2] Parker moved to the U.S. to work at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP). He has subsequently built on work by Freeman Gilbert and George Backus regarding inverse theory. He is a former director of IGPP.

Personal life[edit]

Parker is an avid bicyclist and keeps track of all of his miles.[3] He has also written about the energy behind bicycle physics.[4]



  1. ^ Robert Ladislav Parker at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ "CV".
  3. ^ "Bicycle Logs" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Bicycle Physics" (PDF).