Robert J. Goldston (1950-present)
Professor of Astrophysical Sciences
Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (1997-2009)

Robert Goldston is a Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton and associated faculty with the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Program on Science and Global Security. He served as director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory from 1997 to 2009. Goldston is an international leader in the fields…

Lyman Spitzer (1914-1997)
Professor of Astrophysical Sciences
Project Matterhorn

Lyman Spitzer (1914-1997) earned his doctorate degree from Princeton in 1938. He became chairman of Astrophysical Sciences Department at Princeton in 1947. Spitzer worked with Martin Schwartzchild to transform Princeton's role as a central institution for astronomical research. Nearly a decade before the first orbiting satellite, Spitzer…