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Waltz, Ronald E.
Oral history interview with Ronald E. Waltz, 2006 May 22.
In this interview, Ronald E. Waltz discusses his life and his career at General Atomics. Topics discussed include: University of Chicago; high energy physics; European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN); Peter Freund; fusion physics; Marshall Rosenbluth; Tihiro Ohkawa; Don Kerr; Department of Energy; William Drummond; University of Texas at Austin Fusion Research Center; Torkil Jenson; Princeton University; Lyman Spitzer; Ken Fowler; Donald Pearlstein; Bob Hirsch; Keith Burrell; Gulf Oil; anomalous transport / turbulent transport; tokamaks; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; Freeman Dyson; relationship between theoretical and experimental physics; magnetohydrodynamics (MHD); Frederic de Hoffmann; Ed Creutz; David Overskei; International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).
American physicist. Ph.D. physics, University of Chicago (1970). Professional experience includes: research associate, Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1972-1973); senior scientist, Visidyne Inc. (1973-1974); adjunct professor of physics, University of California, San Diego (1986-); senior technical advisor for theory and computational science division, General Atomics (1977-).
Burrell, Keith H.
Creutz, E.
De Hoffmann, Frederic
Drummond, William E.
Dyson, Freeman J.
Fowler, T. Kenneth
Freund, Peter G. O. (Peter George Oliver), 1936-
Hirsch, Robert L. (Robert Louis), 1935-
Jensen, Torkil
Kerr, Donald M.
Ohkawa, Tihiro
Overskei, David
Pearlstein, Donald
Rosenbluth, M. N.
Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997
Waltz, Ronald E.
European Organization for Nuclear Research
General Atomic Company
Gulf General Atomic Incorporated
Gulf Oil Corporation
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Project)
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Princeton University
United States. Dept. of Energy.
University of Chicago
University of Texas at Austin. Center for Fusion Engineering
Theoretical physics
Magnetohydrodynamics
Nuclear fusion
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Tokamaks
Transport theory
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Leslie, Stuart W. interviewer.
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