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William L. Kruer

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Dates

April 20, 1942 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Kruer, William L.

Biography

Abstract

William L. Kruer is Chief Scientist, Laser Plasma Physics at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1972-present). Other institutional affiliations include Princeton University. His research interests include electromagnetic waves with plasmas and short pulse lasers.

Important Dates

April 20, 1942Birth, Louisville (Ky.).

1964Obtained BS, University of Louisville, Louisville (Ky.).

1965Obtained MS, University of Louisville, Louisville (Ky.).

1969Obtained PhD in Astrophysics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1969 – 1972Research Associate (1969-1970) and Member, Research Staff (1970-1972), Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1972 – presentGroup Leader, Laser Plasma Theory and Simulation (1972-1993) and Chief Scientist, Laser Plasma Physics (1993-present), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

1990Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Louisville (Ky.)

Undergraduate Education

Louisville (Ky.)

Graduate Education

Louisville (Ky.)

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Livermore (Calif.)

Subjects

Electromagnetic waves.

Lasers.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Alder, B. J.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Anastasio, Michael R.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Browne, John C.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Lindl, John

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Miller, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Post, Richard F.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Stix, Thomas Howard

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Tarter, C. Bruce

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Group Leader, Laser Plasma Theory and Simulation.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Group Leader, Laser Plasma Theory and Simulation and Chief Scientist, Laser Plasma Physics.

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Research Associate and Member, Research Staff.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1990 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Princeton University. Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Obtained PhD in Astrophysics (1969).

University of Louisville. Department of Physics & Astronomy

Obtained BS (1964) and MS (1965).

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