Past Faculty

Marshall Rosenbluth

School of Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences

From the New York Times, September 30, 2003:

Marshall N. Rosenbluth [was] a pioneer in unleashing and taming nuclear fusion, the force that powers the sun and stars. . . . Known as the dean of plasma physics, Dr. Rosenbluth was a world leader in trying to turn the hot plasmas of nuclear fusion into nearly limitless electrical power. . . . He worked to foster international teamwork in fusion and physics research. He was a central figure in the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, and of the International Thermonuclear Reactor, a program to demonstrate the feasibility of using fusion to generate power.

William J. Broad, "M. N. Rosenbluth, 76, an H-Bomb Developer Who Sought Peaceful Uses for Fusion, Is Dead," New York Times, September 30, 2003. 

Dates at IAS
  • Natural Sciences
University of Chicago Ph.D., 1949
Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University 1976
James Clerk Maxwell Prize, Plasma Physics, American Physical Society 1976
Albert Einstein Award 1967
E. O. Lawrence Prize 1964
Member of Council, American Physical Society
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, National Academy of Science