David J. Rose

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  • 1979-1980
David J. Rose
Spring 1980
Topics in Nuclear Science

David J. Rose was the James R. Killian, Jr. lecturer in the year 1979–1980. Professor Rose came to MIT as a graduate student, completing his PhD in 1950. His “contributions to the program in Nuclear Engineering at MIT included the development of a fusion energy option, which was the first such program offered at the Institute...his professional work encompassed both plasma theory and plasma physics, as well as fusion technology in general...Rose’s international reputation led to the United States Congress, particularly on science and technology, the US Government Accounting Office, to the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and to special Presidential commissions.” Read the complete 1979 citation by the Killian Award Selection Committee