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Biography

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R. Z. Sagdeev

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Dates

December 26, 1932 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Sagdeev, R. Z.

Additional Forms of Names

Sagdeev, Roald Z., 1932-

Sagdeev, Roal'd Zinnurovič, 1932-

Sagdeev, Roal'd Zinnurovich

Sagdeev, Roal'd Zinnurovich, 1932-

Sagdeyev, R. Z.

Szaggyejev, R. Z.

Biography

Abstract

Sagdeev Roald is Professor of Physics and Distinguished University of Professor at University of Maryland (1989-present). Other institutional affiliations include the USSR Academy of Sciences's Institute of Space Research, Institute of High Temperature Physics, and Institute of Nuclear Physics. His research interests include the behavior of hot plasma and controlled thermonuclear fusion.

Important Dates

December 26, 1932Birth, Moscow (Russia).

1955Obtained BSc in Physics, Moscow State University (Moskovskii gosudarstvennyi universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova. Fizika), Moscow (Russia).

1956 – 1961Researcher, Institute of Atomic Energy (Institut atomnoi energii im. I. V. Kurchatova), Moscow (Russia).

1960Obtained PhD, Institute of Physical Problems (Institut fizicheskikh problem (Akademia nauk SSSR)), Moscow (Russia).

1961 – 1970Laboratory Head, Siberian Branch, Institute of Nuclear Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences (Institut i︠a︡dernoĭ fiziki im. G.I. Budkera), Novosibirsk (Russia).

1970 – 1973Researcher, Institute of High Temperature Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences (Institut vysokikh temperatur (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR)).

1973 – 1988Director, Institute of Space Research, USSR Academy of Sciences (Institut kosmicheskikh issledovaniĭ (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR)), Moscow (Russia).

1987 – 1991People's Deputy of the USSR, Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

1989 – presentProfessor of Physics and Distinguished University Professor (1989-present) and Director, East West Space Science Center (1990-present), University of Maryland, College Park (Md.).

2001Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Moscow (Russia)

Undergraduate Education

Moscow (Russia)

Graduate Education

Moscow (Russia)

Employment

Moscow (Russia)

Novosibirsk (Russia)

Moscow (Russia)

College Park (Md.)

Subjects

Fusion.

Plasma (Ionized gases).

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968

Advisor at Institute of Theoretical Problems, USSR Academy of Sciences.

Leontovich, M. A.

Advisor at Institute of Theoretical Problems, USSR Academy of Sciences.

Colleagues

Drake, James (James F.)

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Fisher, Michael E. (Michael Ellis)

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Griem, Hans R.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Jain, Jainendra K.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Misner, Charles W.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Williams, Ellen D.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Additional

Galperin, Yu. I. (Yuri Ilich), 1932-2001

Vaisberg, Oleg

Institutions

Major Positions

Institut atomnoi energii im. I. V. Kurchatova

Researcher.

Institut i︠a︡dernoĭ fiziki im. G.I. Budkera

Laboratory Head.

Institut kosmicheskikh issledovaniĭ (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR)

Director.

Institut vysokikh temperatur (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR)

Researcher.

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

Professor of Physics and Distinguished University Professor and Director, East West Space Science Center.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2001 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Institut fizicheskikh problem (Akademia nauk SSSR)

Obtained PhD from Institute of Physical Problems, Moscow (1960).

Moskovskii gosudarstvennyi universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova. Fizika

Obtained BSc in Physics (1955).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Centenary of Lev Landau [audiorecording], 2009 March 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Seth MacFarlane collection on Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, 1860-2004 (bulk 1962-1997).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Oleg Vaisberg, 2002 February 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Yuri Galperin, 2001 August 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Nonlinear plasma theory / R.Z. Sagdeev and A.A. Galeev ; revised and edited by T.M. O'Neil, D.L. Book.

Nonlinear space plasma physics / R.Z. Sagdeev, editor-in-chief.

Roald Sagdeev [video recording]

Roald Sagdeev, Professor of Physics at University of Maryland [video recording]

The making of a Soviet scientist : my adventures in nuclear fusion and space from Stalin to Star Wars / Roald Z. Sagdeev ; edited by Susan Eisenhower.

Weaponry in space : the dilemma of security / edited by Yevgeni Velikhov, Roald Sagdeev, Andrei Kokoshin ; [translated into English by Alexander Repyev].