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BillyT retired to Sao Paulo 20 years ago after 30 at APL/JHU

  1. Dec 31, 2014 #1
    Graduated experimental 5-year program at Cornell called "Engineering Physics" which was soon cut back to standard four year program, as too many of the class transferred out to less grueling engineering disciplines.

    Then, as quasi-professional student, spent seven years earning Ph. D. in physics at Johns Hopkins, before being asked to join new group at the JHU / Applied Physic Lab, being organized to help US Navy monitor the contract they expected to let in a decade or so for new fusion powered fusion powered aircraft carrier! All greatly underestimated how clever a very hot plasma can be in escaping from a "magnetic bottle" - by at least six decades now.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2014
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  3. Dec 31, 2014 #2
    Welcome to PF!
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