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Thomas Howard Stix

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Dates

July 12, 1924 – April 16, 2001

Authorized Form of Name

Stix, Thomas Howard

Additional Forms of Names

Stix, Tom (Thomas)

Biography

Abstract

Thomas Stix was Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University (1978-1993). His research interests included plasma heating and confinement, and controlled fusion.

Important Dates

July 12, 1924Birth, St. Louis (Mo.).

1948Obtained BS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1953Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1953 – 1993Research Assistant, Project Matterhorn (1953-1954); Research Associate, Project Matterhorn (1954-1956); Associate Head, Experimental Division, Project Matterhorn (1956-1961); Co-Head, Experimental Division, Plasma Physics Laboratory (1961-1978); Professor of Astrophysical Science (1962-1996); Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Plasma Physics Laboratory (1978-1993); and Associate Chair, Department of Astrophysical Science (1981-1991), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1962 – 1963Chair, Division of Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

1966 – 1968Member, Advisory Committee, Thermonuclear Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

1974 – 1977Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters.

1980Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

April 16, 2001Death, Princeton (N.J.).

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

St. Louis (Mo.)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Fusion.

Plasma (Ionized gases).

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Stix, Hazel Sherwin

Wife.

Colleagues

Bernstein, Ira B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Fisch, N. J.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Hulse, R. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kruer, William L.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kulsrud, R. M.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Princeton University. Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Professor of Astrophysical Science and Associate Department Chair.

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Co-Head, Experimental Division and Associate Director of Academic Affairs.

Project Matterhorn

Research Assistant; Research Associate; and Associate Head, Experimental Division.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Chair, Division of Plasma Physics; received 1980 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics; and Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained BS (1948).

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Member, Advisory Committee, Thermonuclear Division.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1953).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Advances in plasma physics : Thomas H. Stix Symposium, Princeton, NJ / editor, Nathaniel J. Fisch.

Plasma science and the environment / editors Wallace Manheimer, Linda E. Sugiyama, Thomas H. Stix.

The theory of plasma waves.

Waves in plasmas / Thomas Howard Stix.

Subject

Thomas Howard Stix Physics Today obituary.