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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as Author

N. J. Fisch

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Dates

unknown – present

Authorized Form of Name

Fisch, N. J.

Additional Forms of Names

Fisch, Nathaniel J.

Biography

Abstract

Nathaniel J. Fisch is Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University (1991-present). Other institutional affiliations include International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Exxon Research and Engineering Company. His research interests include plasma physics and astrophysics.

Important Dates

1972Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1975Obtained MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1978Obtained PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1978 – presentResearcher, Plasma Physics Laboratory (1978-1991); Professor of Astrophysical Sciences (1991-present); Director, Program in Plasma Physics (1991-present); Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Plasma Physics Laboratory (1993-present); Associated Faculty, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2000-present); and Associate Chair, Department of Astrophysical Sciences (2001-present), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1981 – 1986Consultant, Exxon Research and Engineering Company.

1986Visiting Scientist, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

1987Fellow, American Physical Society.

1992Awarded Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

2004Awarded E. O. Lawrence Award, United States Department of Energy.

2005Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

2015Awarded Hannes Alfven Prize, European Physical Society.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Complex fluids.

Lasers.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Furth, H. P.

Advisor at Princeton University and both employed at Princeton University.

Colleagues

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Hulse, R. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kulsrud, R. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Paczyński, Bohdan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997

Both employed at Princeton University.

Stix, Thomas Howard

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Exxon Research and Engineering Company

Consultant.

Princeton University. Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Professor and Associate Chair.

Princeton University. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Associated Faculty.

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Researcher; Director, Program in Plasma Physics; and Associate Director of Academic Affairs.

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Visiting Scientist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow; received 1992 Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics; and received 2005 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

European Physical Society

Received 2015 Hannes Alfvén Prize.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Obtained BS (1972), MS (1975), and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1978).

United States. Department of Energy

Received 2004 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Advances in plasma physics : Thomas H. Stix Symposium, Princeton, NJ / editor, Nathaniel J. Fisch.