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Ira B. Bernstein

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Dates

November 8, 1924 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Bernstein, Ira B.

Biography

Abstract

Ira Bernstein is an American physicist, who described the Bernstein wave in plasma physics. He researched magnetic fusion as a senior scientist for Project Matterhorn at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Important Dates

November 8, 1924Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1944Obtained BChE, City College of New York, New York (N.Y.).

1950Obtained PhD in Physics, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1954 – 1964Senior Physicist, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1964 – presentProfessor of Applied Physics (1964-1988); Carl A. Morse Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics (1994-2004); and Carl A. Morse Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics (2004-present), Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1982Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

1984Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Theoretical plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

New Haven (Conn.)

Subjects

Fusion.

Plasma physics.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Yale University.

Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005

Both employed at Yale University.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Dawson, J. M. (John Myrick), 1930-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Yale University.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Girvin, Steven M.

Both employed at Yale University.

Greene, J. M. (John M.), 1928-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Yale University.

Kruskal, Martin D. (Martin David), 1925-2006

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kulsrud, R. M.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory and Yale University.

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Yale University.

Stix, Thomas Howard

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Thouless, D. J.

Both employed at Yale University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Senior Physicist.

Yale University. School of Engineering & Applied Science

Professor of Applied Physics; Carl A. Morse Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics; and Carl A. Morse Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1982 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

City University of New York. City College. Department of Chemistry

Obtained BChE in Chemical Engineering (1944).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

New York University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1950).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Fusion: past, present, and future [videorecording].

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA