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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorPublished as Subject

Furth, H. P.

Photo

Dates

January 13, 1930 – February 21, 2002

Authorized Form of Name

Furth, H. P.

Additional Forms of Names

Furth, Harold

Furth, Harold Paul

Biography

Abstract

Harold Paul Furth was Director of the Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University and Professor of Astrophysical Sciences (1967-2002). Other institutional affiliations included Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research interests included nuclear fusion and magnetic fields.

Important Dates

January 13, 1930Birth, Vienna (Austria).

1951Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1956 – 1967Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

1956 – 1967Physicist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1960Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1967 – 1978Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1967 – 2002Co-Head, Experimental Division (1967-1978); Associate Director and Head, Research Department (1978-1980); and Director (1981-1990), Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton (N.J.).

1976Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1983Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

February 21, 2002Death, Philadelphia (Pa.).

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Vienna (Austria)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Livermore (Calif.)

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Subjects

Magnetic fields.

Nuclear fusion.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Harteck, Paul, 1902-

Uncle. Codiscoverer of the deuterium-deuterium fusion reaction.

Advisors & Collaborators

Fisch, N. J.

Advised by Furth at Princeton University and both employed at Princeton University.

Colleagues

Alder, B. J.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Brown, Harold, 1927-2019

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Foster, John S., 1922-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Hardy, John Christopher

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Hulse, R. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kruer, William L.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kulsrud, R. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Paczyński, Bohdan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Post, Richard F.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997

Both employed at Princeton University.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Stix, Thomas Howard

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Tarter, C. B.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Thouless, D. J.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Additional

Bromberg, Joan Lisa

Heppenheimer, T. A., 1947-

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Physicist (Berkeley and Livermore campus).

Princeton University. Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Professor.

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Co-Head, Experimental Division; Associate Director and Head, Research Department; and Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1983 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1951) and PhD in Physics (1960).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

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

Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory records, 1958-2007.

Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts

Princeton University

1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Special session on cold fusion, I, II [videorecording]

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Thomas A. Heppenheimer interviews, 1982-1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Harold Paul Furth Physics Today obituary.