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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

C. B. Tarter

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Dates

September 26, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Tarter, C. B.

Additional Forms of Names

Tarter, Bruce

Tarter, Curtis Bruce

Biography

Abstract

Bruce Tarter was Director od Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1994-2002). His research interests include theoretical description of the properties of matter at high temperatures and densities; and theoretical astrophysics, particularly quasars, x-ray sources and stellar evolution.

Important Dates

September 26, 1939Birth, Louisville (Ky.).

1961Obtained SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1967Senior Scientist, Aeronautics Division, Philco-Ford Corporation.

1967Obtained PhD in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1967 – 2002Physicist (1967-1969); Group Leader (1969-1973); Deputy Division Leader, Theoretical Physics (1973-1978); Division Leader, Theoretical Physics (1978-1984); Deputy Associate Director (1984-1988); Associate Director, Physics (1988-1991); and Director (1994-2002), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

1989 – 1995Lecturer, Army Science Board, United States Army.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Louisville (Ky.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Livermore (Calif.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Quasars.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

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 National Laboratory.

Browne, John Charles, 1942-

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.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National 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.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

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

Post, Richard F.

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

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Group Leader; Deputy Division Leader, Theoretical Physics; and Division Leader, Theoretical Physics.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Division Leader, Theoretical Physics; Deputy Associate Director; Associate Director, Physics; and Director.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Physicist and Group Leader (Livermore campus).

Philco Corporation

Senior Scientist, Aeronautics Division.

United States. Army

Lecturer, Army Science Board.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1967).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained SB (1961).

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