Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dmitri Ryutov

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Physics Division

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Ph.D. Plasma Theory
Kurchatov Institute, Moscow
M.S. Experimental Nuclear Physics
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Research Experience

  • 07/94 – present, Senior Visiting Scientist; Physicist; Distinguished Member of Technical Staff - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • 07/68-09/97 - Senior Scientist, Division Leader, Deputy Director, Chief Scientist - Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia (07/94-09/97 - on leave)
  • 10/65-06/68 - Junior Scientist - Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia

Dmitri Ryutov is a theoretical physicist with interests in plasma physics and its applications; environmental aspects of energy production; space and astrophysical plasmas; X-ray optics; advanced dynamics. Honors: Academician, Academy of Sciences of Russia (1992); Fellow, American Physical Society (1998); IOP Fellow (UK) (2003); R&D100 Awards (2004, 2010, 2012); LLNL E. Teller Fellow (2007-2010); FPA Distinguished Career Award (2010).

Selected Publications

D.D. Ryutov, R. P. Drake, J. Kane, E. Liang, B. A. Remington, and W.M. Wood-Vasey. "Similarity criteria for the laboratory simulation of supernova hydrodynamics." Astrophysical Journal, v. 518, p. 821 (1999).

D.D. Ryutov. "Landau damping: half a century with the great discovery." Plasma Phys. and Contr. Fus., v.41, p. A1 (1999).

D.D. Ryutov, M.S. Derzon, M.K. Matzen. "The physics of fast Z pinches." Rev. Mod. Phys., 72, #1, 167 (2000).

D.D. Ryutov, R.H. Cohen, P. Helander. "On the possibility of inducing strong plasma convection in the divertor of MAST", Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 43, 1399 (2001).

D.D. Ryutov. "On Drift Instabilities in Magnetized Target Fusion Devices." Physics of Plasmas, 9, 4085 (2002).

D.D. Ryutov. "Thermal stresses in the reflective X-ray optics for the Linac Coherent Light Source." Rev. Sci. Instr. 74, 3722 (2003)

D.D. Ryutov. "Axial electron heat loss from mirror devices revisited", Fusion Sci. Technol., 47, 148 (2005).

D.D. Ryutov. 'Geometrical Properties of a "Snowflake" Divertor.' Phys. Plasmas, 14, 064502 (2007).

D.D. Ryutov. "On the Virial Theorem for Interstellar Medium." Astrophys. Journ. 674, 976 (2008).

D.D. Ryutov, R.H. Cohen. "Geometrical effects in plasma stability and dynamics of coherent structures in the divertor." Contrib. Plasma Phys., 48, 48 (2008).

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