Robert J. Goldston


Fusion energy, Plasma physics, Plasma exhaust, Tokamaks, Non-proliferation and arms control

Robert Goldston is a professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University and an international leader in the fields of plasma physics and magnetic fusion energy. From 1997 to 2009 he served as Director of PPPL. He is the author of 220 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and in 1995 co-authored with Paul Rutherford the textbook “Introduction to Plasma Physics.” He is a contributing author to five other books. In 1988, he was awarded the American Physical Society Prize for Excellence in Plasma Physics. Goldston is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He received a 2014 Leading Global Thinker award from Foreign Policy magazine for his work on arms control and a 2015 Nuclear Fusion Award at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 2016 Nuclear Fusion Energy Conference in Kyoto, Japan.