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C. Bruce Tarter
American physicist

C. Bruce Tarter

C. Bruce Tarter
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Intro American physicist
Is Scientist Physicist
From United States of America
Field Science
Gender male
Cornell University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fellow of the American Physical Society  
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Curtis Bruce Tarter is an American physicist. He was director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1994 to 2002. He received his bachelor's degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Tarter became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1997, having been nominated by their Division of Astrophysics, for his pioneering research on the physics of photo-ionized plasmas near astrophysical and laboratory x-ray sources and for his leadership of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, maintaining the highest scientific integrity for this major US institution in a time of intense change.

Honors and awards

  • In 1998 he received the Roosevelt's Gold Medal Award for Science.
  • In 2002 he received National Nuclear Security Administration Gold Medal.
  • In 2003, he was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • In 2004 he received the Secretary of Energy's Gold Award.
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
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