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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as AuthorPublished as Subject

Norman Rostoker

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Dates

August 16, 1925 – December 25, 2014

Authorized Form of Name

Rostoker, Norman

Additional Forms of Names

Rostoker, Norman, 1925-2014

Biography

Abstract

Norman Rostoker was Professor Emeritus of Physics at University of California, Irvine (2007-2014). Other institutional affiliations included Cornell University, General Atomics, University of California, San Diego, Armour Research Foundation, and Carnegie Institute of Technology. His research interests included plasma physics, intense ion beam propagation, plasma accelerators, and clean nuclear fusion energy.

Important Dates

August 16, 1925Birth, Toronto (Ont.).

1946Obtained BASc, University of Toronto, Toronto (Ont.).

1947Obtained MA, University of Toronto, Toronto (Ont.).

1948 – 1953Research Physicist, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1950Obtained DSc in Physics, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1953 – 1956Supervisor of Theoretical Physics, Armour Research Foundation.

1956 – 1967Research Staff Member (1956-1965) and Manager, Fusion and Plasma Physics Projects (1965-1967), General Atomics, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

1962 – 1965Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego.

1967 – 1973International Business Machines (IBM) Professor of Engineering (1967-1973) and Chair, Department of Applied Physics (1967-1970), Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1973 – 2014Professor of Physics (1973-2007); Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy (1973-1976); and Professor Emeritus of Physics (2007-2014), University of California, Irvine, Irvine (Calif.).

1988Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

December 25, 2014Death, Irvine (Calif.).

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Toronto (Ont.)

Undergraduate Education

Toronto (Ont.)

Graduate Education

Toronto (Ont.)

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Employment

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Irvine (Calif.)

Death

Irvine (Calif.)

Subjects

Fusion.

Plasma accelerators.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Forton, Ruth

Daughter.

Rostoker, Helen Corinne

Wife.

Rostoker, Linda

Daughter.

Rostoker, Stephen

Son.

Uchizono, Rachel

Daughter.

Colleagues

Alfvén, Hannes

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Balluffi, R. W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Cohen, Bernard Leonard, 1924-

Both employed at Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at General Atomics and Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at General Atomics.

Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at General Atomics.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at Carnegie Institute of Technology and University of California, San Diego.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Malmberg, J. H.

Both employed at General Atomics.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

O'Neil, T. M. (Thomas Michael), 1940-

Both employed at General Atomics.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at General Atomics and University of California, San Diego.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Sham, L. J.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Stern, Otto, 1888-1969

Both employed at Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Sudan, R. N.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Wolfenstein, L. (Lincoln)

Both employed at Carnegie Institute of Technology.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Institutions

Major Positions

Armour Research Foundation (U.S.)

Supervisor of Theoretical Physics.

Carnegie Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1950). Research Physicist.

Cornell University. College of Engineering

IBM Professor of Engineering and Chair, Department of Applied Physics.

GA (Series) (San Diego, Calif.)

Research Staff Member and Manager, Fusion and Plasma Physics Projects.

University of California, Irvine. Division of Physics and Engineering

Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1988 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

University of Toronto. Department of Physics

Obtained BASc (1946) and MA (1947).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Dense z-pinches : second international conference, Laguna Beach, CA, 1989 / editors, Nino R. Pereira, Jack Davis, Norman Rostoker.

Subject

Norman Rostoker Physics Today obituary.

Norman Rostoker University of California, Irvine obituary.