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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as Author

R. M. Kulsrud

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Dates

April 10, 1928 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Kulsrud, R. M.

Additional Forms of Names

Kulsrud, R. M., 1928-

Kulsrud, Russell M.

Biography

Abstract

Russell M. Kulsrud is Professor Emeritus of Astrophysical Science at Princeton University (2004-present). Other institutional affiliations include Yale University. His research interests include basic plasma theory and plasma astrophysics.

Important Dates

April 10, 1928Birth, Lindsborg (Kan.).

1949Obtained BA, University of Maryland, College Park (Md.).

1952Obtained MS, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1954 – 1966Physicist, Project Matterhorn (1954-1959); Senior Research Associate (1959-1964); and Head, Theoretical Section (1964-1966), Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton (N.J.).

1966 – 1967Professor of Applied Science and Astronomy, Yale University.

1967 – presentProfessor of Astrophysical Science (1967-2004) and Professor Emeritus of Astrophysical Science (2004-present), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1993Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Lindsborg (Kan.)

Undergraduate Education

College Park (Md.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Adiabatiac processes.

Astrophysics.

Colliding beams.

Cosmic rays.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Carter, Troy Alan, 1973-

Advised by Kulsrud at Princeton University, "Experimental studies of fluctuations in a reconnecting current sheet."

Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995

PhD advisor at University of Chicago, "The effect of magnetic fields on the generation of noise by isotropic turbulence."

Malyshkin, Leonid M., 1973-

Advised by Kulsrud at Princeton University, "Magnetized turbulent dynamo in protogalaxies."

Schekochihin, Alexander A., 1973-

Advised by Kulsrud at Princeton University, "Statistical theory of small-scale turbulent astrophysical dynamos."

Stromgren, Bengt, 1908-1987

PhD advisor at University of Chicago.

Colleagues

Bernstein, Ira B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory and Yale University.

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

Both employed at Yale University.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Clemence, Gerald M. (Gerald Maurice), 1908-

Both employed at Yale University.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Fisch, N. J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Paczyński, Bohdan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Yale University.

Stix, Thomas Howard

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Princeton University. Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Professor of Astrophysical Science and Professor Emeritus of Astrophysical Science.

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Physicist, Project Matterhorn; Senior Research Associate, Plasma Physics Laboratory; and Head, Theoretical Section, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Yale University. Department of Astronomy

Professor of Astronomy.

Yale University. School of Engineering & Applied Science

Professor of Applied Science.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1993 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1952) and PhD in Physics (1954).

University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BA (1949).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Plasma physics for astrophysics / Russell M. Kulsrud.