Prize Recipient

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King-Lap Wong
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


"For the theoretical Discovery and Experimental Identification of Toroidicity Induced Alfven Eigenmodes."


I received my B.S. degree in physics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1968, and my Ph.D. degree from The University of Wisconsin  Madison in 1975. I worked for Columbia University for one year as a research associate, and then employed by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory since March 1976. My research areas involve linear and nonlinear wave physics associated with plasma wave excitation, propagation, absorption and their effects on plasma current generation, heating, and transport. The frequency band covers Alfvén wave, ion cyclotron wave, lower hybrid wave and electron cyclotron wave. My recent research topics are MHD activity and density modification by high power electron cyclotron wave, and current density profile modification due to redistribution of energetic ions induced by Alfvén instabilities in the DIII-D tokamak. I am a fellow member of The American Physical Society.

Selection Committee:

Ronald R Parker (Chair), Alex Friedman (12/04), Siegfried Glenzer (03 Rcpnt)(12/04), Wendell Horton (vice chair) (12/05), Karl Krushelnick