Marshall N. Rosenbluth, Ph.D. (1927—2003)

World leader in the peaceful use of nuclear fusion energy

Professor of Physics — University of California San Diego

Recipient of the National Medal of Science

Marshall N. Rosenbluth, talking, leaning back in chair at desk, with pipe
Marshall N. Rosenbluth Marshall N. Rosenbluth receiving the National Medal of Science from President Bill Clinton

Image credits

  • University Communications Publications Office photograph collection. RSS 6025. Special Collections and Archives, UC San Diego Library.
  • Marshall N. Rosenbluth Papers. MSS 670. Special Collections and Archives, UC San Diego Library.


  • The New York Times obituary (2003)
  • Physics Today article by Patrick H. Diamond, Marvin L. Golderger, Roald Z. Sagdeev, and Herbert L. Berk (2004)
  • The Legacy of Marshall Rosenbluth: History of Plasma Physics by Patrick H. Diamond — Stefan University Press, La Jolla (2007)
  • Marshall N. Rosenbluth — a rememberance by Freeman Dyson (Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 150, June 2006)
  • Univeristy of Texas biography — rare photographs; extensive biography/family history, including youth and father's career in public service


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