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FPN04-62

Maryland Institute Celebrates 25 Years

October 18, 2004

In July 1979, Professors Hans Griem and Martin Reiser established the Laboratory for Plasma and Fusion Energy Studies at the University of Maryland. On October 18, 2004 a 25th Anniversary celebration was held at the university honoring the co-founders.

Since 1979, the institute has been renamed three times. In 1987, it was renamed the Laboratory for Plasma Research; in 1992, the Institute for Plasma Research; and in 2001, the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics. The current director, Prof. Patrick O'Shea hosted the celebration.

Hans Griem is a true pioneer of fusion research, beginning his contributions in the field of plasma spectroscopy in 1954 and making many contributions during the remainder of that decade and ever since. He is the author of three books on plasma spectroscopy that are standard texts and references in the field.

Martin Reiser began his research career in 1960 and has been a leading research scientist and teacher in the field of charged particle beams. He is the author of over 200 research papers and author of the book Theory and Design of Charged Particle Beams (1994).

Congratulatory messages can be sent to any or all of the following:

griem@umd.edu
mreiser@glue.umd.edu
poshea@eng.umd.edu