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Published as Author

Miklos Porkolab

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Dates

March 24, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Porkolab, Miklos

Additional Forms of Names

Porkolab, M. (Miklos)

Biography

Abstract

Miklos Porkolab is Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1977-present). Other institutional affiliations include Princeton University. His research interests include controlled fusion research, radio frequency heating of plasma, experimental studies of plasma turbulence, and basic plasma physics, including magnetic reconnection.

Important Dates

March 24, 1939Birth, Budapest (Hungary).

1963Obtained BSc, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (B.C.).

1964Obtained MS, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1967Obtained PhD in Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1967 – 1977Research Assistant (1967-1968); Research Staff Member (1968-1971); Research Physicist (1971-1975); and Senior Research Physicist (1975-1977), Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1970 – 1977Consultant, Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1975Visiting Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder.

1976Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute, Garching.

1977 – presentProfessor of Physics (1977-present) and Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (1995-present), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1978 – 1980Consultant, United Technologies.

1978 – 1992Consultant, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

1987 – 1989Consultant, Spire Corporation.

1991 – 1997United States Delegate for Plasma Physics, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

1991 – 2001Editor, Physics Letters A.

1992 – 1995Member, Subpanel on Plasma Science, National Research Council.

1999Chair, Plasma Physics Division, American Physical Society.

2009Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

2013Awarded Hannes Alfvén Prize, European Physical Society.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Budapest (Hungary)

Undergraduate Education

Vancouver (B.C.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Fusion.

Magnetic reconnection.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Kino, Gordon S.

Advisor at Stanford University, "Microinstabilities and diffusion processes in a thermal plasma."

Colleagues

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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).

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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).

Hulse, R. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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).

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

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).

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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).

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stix, Thomas Howard

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

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).

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).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Institutions

Major Positions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Plasma Fusion Center

Director.

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik.

Visiting Scientist.

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Research Assistant; Research Staff Member; Research Physicist; and Senior Research Physicist.

University of Colorado Boulder. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Chair, Plasma Physics Division and received 2009 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Consultant.

Elsevier Science Publishers

Editor, Physics Letters A.

European Physical Society

Received 2013 Hannes Alfvén Prize.

International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics

United States Delegate for Plasma Physics.

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Consultant.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Consultant.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Subpanel on Plasma Science.

Spire Corporation

Consultant.

Stanford University. Department of Applied Physics

Obtained PhD (1967).

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1964).

United Technologies Corporation

Consultant.

University of British Columbia. Department of Physics

Obtained BSc (1963).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Radio frequency power in plasmas : tenth topical conference, Boston, MA April 1993 / editors, Miklos Porkolab, Joel Hosea.