1930 – 2002
Who was Harold Furth?
Harold Paul Furth was an Austrian-American physicist.
Furth emigrated to the United States in 1941. He graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor's degree in 1951 and received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1960. Furth worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for several years before going to Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory where he would spend the rest of his career working in plasma physics and nuclear fusion. He was also a professor of astrophysics at Princeton University.
In 1981 Furth became the director at PPPL and led the laboratory until 1990 during record setting magnetic fusion energy experiments on the largest tokamak in the country, the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor.
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"Harold Furth." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 28 Nov. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/harold_furth>.