Prof. Richard Canfield - 2000 Wiley Award Winner

A solar physicist who discovered a simple way to predict solar storms was one of two winners of this year's Charles and Nora L. Wiley Award for Meritorious Research and Creativity from MSU. Canfield is a nationally prominent solar scientist credited with discovering the S-shaped structures that appear on the sun's surface when a hazardous solar storm is about to occur. Canfield has been a major factor behind the success of the MSU Solar Group. He has played a key role in many successful cooperative enterprises in solar research, including leadership in the Japanese/U.S./British mission known as Yohkoh. He has planned and directed several projects that involved the study of Yohkoh information and data from ground-based observatories.