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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

John Lindl

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Dates

January 25, 1946 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Lindl, John

Additional Forms of Names

Lindl, John D.

Biography

Abstract

John Lindl is Chief Scientist, National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1981-present). His research interests include plasma physics and inertial confinement fusion.

Important Dates

January 25, 1946Birth, Toledo (Ohio).

1968Obtained BS, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1970Obtained MA, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1972Obtained PhD in Astrophysics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1972 – presentPhysicist (1972-1978), Group Leader (1978-1981), Associate Division Leader (1981-1983), Associate Program Leader, Theory and Target Design, and Division Leader (1983-1989), Deputy Program Leader and Division Leader (1989-1990), Deputy Program Leader, Nova Laser Program (1990-1994), and Scientific Director (1994-2005), Inertial Confinement Fusion Program and Chief Scientist, National Ignition Facility (2005-present), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

2007Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Toledo (Ohio)

Undergraduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Livermore (Calif.)

Subjects

Inertial confinement fusion.

Lasers.

Particle beams.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Albright, Penrose Carballo, 1953-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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 Charles, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Ceperley, David

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

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

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

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Kruer, William L.

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

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at 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.

Post, Richard F.

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

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Tarter, C. B.

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

Additional

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Physicist, Group Leader, and Associate Division Leader, Inertial Confinement Fusion Program.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Associate Division Leader, Associate Program Leader, Theory and Target Design, and Division Leader, Deputy Program Leader and Division Leader, Deputy Program Leader, Nova Laser Program, and Scientific Director, Inertial Confinement Fusion Program; and Chief Scientist, National Ignition Facility.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2007 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1968).

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1970) and PhD in Astrophysics (1972).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Marshall N. Rosenbluth papers, 1960-2003.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Published Resources

Author

Inertial confinement fusion: the quest for ignition and energy gain using indirect drive / John D. Lindl ; foreword by Ronald C. Davidson.