Computer Simulations of Plasmas and Beams: A View From Multiple Angles
2017 Charles K. Birdsall Award Recipient
Alex Friedman (M’13) received the B.S. degree in engineering physics and the Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, in 1973 and 1980, respectively. He is a Physicist with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA, USA (where he serves as the Associate Program Leader for Theory and Modeling, in the Lab’s Fusion Energy Sciences Program), and an Affiliate with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 published papers and numerous reports. His research interests include computational plasma and particle beam physics, computational electromagnetics, fusion energy science, accelerator physics and engineering, methods for data analysis, and numerical analysis. Dr. Friedman is a past Associate Editor of the Journal of Computational Physics, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a recipient of the LLNL Physics Department’s Distinguished Achievement Award, and the 2017 recipient of the IEEE NPSS Charles K. Birdsall Award for Contributions to Computational Nuclear and Plasma Sciences.