Title: Physics Educator (Retired)
Company: University of Utah
Location: Pocatello, Idaho, United States
Barry R. Parker, PhD, retired physics educator formerly of the University of Utah, been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in theoretical physics.
When he came to the United State in 1960, Dr. Parker made it his goal to make an impact on the field of theoretical physics. His devotion to his work meant that he was committed to his professional development through constant reading, writing and learning. His expertise spans multiple mathematical models and abstractions of physical objects and systems to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena. In his career, Dr. Parker has written 29 books on his research and findings. His early books include “Einstein’s Dream,” “Search for a Supertheory” “Creation,” “Invisible Matter,” “Colliding Galaxies,” “Cosmic Time Travel,” “Vindication for the Big Bang,” “Stairway to the Stars,” “Chaos in the Cosmos,” “Alien Life: The Search for Extraterrestrials and Beyond,” “Einstein’s Baronchild,” and “Quantum Legacy.” Dr. Parker’s writing has earned him multiple grants and writing awards to continue in his research, most notably earning him recognition by the McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas. His more recent publications include the titles “Mystery of Gravity,” “Isaac Newton School of Driving,” “Einstein’s Vision,” “Good Vibrations (Physics of Music)” “Young Einstein,” and “Physics of War.” Dr. Parker has also written a physics a book for the science series at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., as well as articles for Encyclopedia Britannica, Time-Life Books and the New York Times.
In addition to his writing and research, Dr. Parker is highly regarded in his industry for his work as a professor. He taught at the Idaho State University for 31 years, first as an assistant professor of physics from 1967 to 1975, then as a professor until his retirement in 1998. Prior to that, he established his career as an assistant professor of physics at Weber State College after he completed his undergraduate and graduate curriculums. Dr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts in physics and a Master of Science from the University of British Columbia. He returned to his studies at Utah State University, where he achieved a PhD in 1967.
The advice that Dr. Parker shares with emerging professional fields is simple: be dedicated to your work, learn a lot and write about what you know. He also emphasizes the importance of hard work. In his retirement, Dr. Parker continues to write on the subject of theoretical physics as it is his life’s work and his greatest passion. Looking to the future, he will write more while also enjoying his hobbies of playing the piano, photography, skiing and fly fishing.
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