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B. Coppi

Photo

Dates

November 19, 1935 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Coppi, B.

Additional Forms of Names

Coppi, B. (Bruno)

Coppi, B. (Bruno), 1935-

Coppi, Bruno

Biography

Abstract

Bruno Coppi has made contributions to the fields of plasma physics, nuclear fusion research, space physics, and plasma astrophysics. He was a Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for many years (1968-2014). Other institutional affiliations include the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, and University of California, San Diego.

Important Dates

November 19, 1935Birth, Gonzaga (Italy).

1959Obtained PhD, Milan Polytechnic Institute (Politecnico di Milano), Milan (Italy).

1960 – 1961Research Leader and Lecturer, Milan Polytechnic Institute and University of Milan, Milan (Italy).

1961 – 1963Member, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University.

1964 – 1967Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego.

1967 – 1969Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1968 – presentProfessor of Physics (1968-2014) and Emeritus Professor of Physics (2014-present), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1976Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1987Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Gonzaga (Italy)

Graduate Education

Milan (Italy)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Nuclear fusion.

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear reactions.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adler, Stephen L.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Alfvén, Hannes

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bernstein, Ira B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Institute for Advanced Study.

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldstone, Jeff Alan

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ketterle, Wolfgang

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

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.

Lang, Norton D.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Malmberg, J. H.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study and University of California, San Diego.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rostoker, Norman

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Sham, L. J.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stanley, H. Eugene (Harry Eugene), 1941-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stix, Thomas Howard

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Bromberg, Joan Lisa

Institutions

Major Positions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Politecnico di Milano

Obtained PhD in 1959. Research Leader and Lecturer.

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Member.

Università di Milano

Research Leader and Lecturer.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Physical Society

Awarded 1987 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Joan Bromberg research materials for "Fusion: science, politics, and the invention of a new energy source", 1922-1982 (bulk 1958-1978).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA