Norman Rostoker of Tri Alpha - died

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Norman Rostoker of Tri Alpha - died

Postby CharlesKramer » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:10 am

ps.uci.edu/memorial/rostoker

UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, the father of breakthrough clean nuclear fusion energy techniques via plasma-based accelerators, died on Christmas Day [2014] in Irvine, Calif. He was 89.

In addition to serving on UCI’s faculty, Rostoker co-founded Tri Alpha Energy with prominent physicists, including Nobel Prize winner Glenn Seaborg, to implement his ideas to develop a clean source of fusion-based energy

....A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Irvine, California.
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Re: Norman Rostoker of Tri Alpha - died

Postby Skipjack » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:20 pm

Very sad :(
I would have wished that he had lived to see his work reach break even.
He was a legend and pioneer in the field. He will be missed. I hope that wont have a negative effect on Tri Alpha in some way.

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Re: Norman Rostoker of Tri Alpha - died

Postby JohnP » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:02 am

I don't get the bit about Seaborg. Wikip says he passed away in '99. Tri-Alpha goes back that far?

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Re: Norman Rostoker of Tri Alpha - died

Postby Teemu » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:07 am


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Re: Norman Rostoker of Tri Alpha - died

Postby Ivy Matt » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:06 am

My condolences to his family and colleagues. Yet another fusion pioneer passes away before seeing fusion power a reality. :(
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Re: Norman Rostoker of Tri Alpha - died

Postby mattman » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:19 pm

Wow. I JUST saw this.


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