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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorPublished as Subject

Richard F. Post

Photo

Dates

November 14, 1918 – April 7, 2015

Authorized Form of Name

Post, Richard F.

Additional Forms of Names

Post, R. F. (Richard F.)

Post, Richard F., 1918-2015

Biography

Abstract

Richard Post was Senior Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1987-2015). Other institutional affilations included the United States Navy, Naval Research Laboratory, and Pomona College. His research interests included electron physics, traveling wave electron linear accelerators, controlled fusion, scintillation counter resolving time, high temperature plasmas, and energy storage.

Important Dates

November 14, 1918Birth, Pomona (Calif.).

1940Obtained BA, Pomona College, Claremont (Calif.).

1940 – 1942Assistant to Instructor in Physics, Pomona College.

1942 – 1946Physicist, Naval Research Laboratory, United States Navy.

1951Obtained PhD in Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1951 – 2015Leader, Controlled Thermonuclear Research Group (1951-1974); Deputy Associate Director, Magnetic Fusion Energy Program (1974-1987); and Senior Scientist (1987-2015), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

1960 – 1962Member, Advisory Committee, Nuclear Energy Systems, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1963 – 2015Professor-in-Residence, Department of Applied Science, University of California, Davis, Davis (Calif.).

1964 – 1965Member, Physics Survey Committee, National Academy of Sciences.

1966Member, Advisory Committee, Systems Command, United States Air Force.

1978Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

1984 – 1985Member, Physics Survey Committee, National Academy of Sciences.

April 7, 2015Death, Walnut Creek (Calif.).

Occupation

Electron physicist.

Places

Birth

Pomona (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Claremont (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Livermore (Calif.)

Davis (Calif.)

Death

Walnut Creek (Calif.)

Subjects

Electron accelerators.

Fusion.

Plasma (Ionized gases).

Relationships

People

Family

Post, Markie, 1950-

Daughter.

Post, Marylee

Wife.

Post, Rodney

Son.

Colleagues

Alder, B. J.

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

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Brown, Harold, 1927-2019

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Browne, John C.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and 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.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Foster, John S., 1922-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and 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.

Lindl, John

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

May, Michael M., 1925-

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

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

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

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Tarter, C. Bruce

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

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Additional

Heppenheimer, T. A., 1947-

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Leader, Controlled Thermonuclear Research Group and Deputy Associate Director, Magnetic Fusion Energy Program.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Deputy Associate Director, Magnetic Fusion Energy Program and Senior Scientist.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Leader, Controlled Thermonuclear Research Group (Livermore campus).

Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BA (1940). Assistant to Instructor in Physics.

United States. Navy

Physicist, Naval Research Laboratory.

University of California, Davis. Department of Applied Science

Professor-in-Residence.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1978 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member, Physics Survey Committee.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1951).

United States. Air Force

Member, Advisory Committee, Systems Command.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Member, Advisory Committee, Nuclear Energy Systems.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

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

Richard Post Los Angeles Times obituary.

Richard Post Physics Today obituary.