Anthony L. Peratt (S'60-M'63-SM'85-F'99) Ph.D: EE, 1971, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. MSEE, USC, 1967; UCLA, 1963-1964, BSEE, California State Polytechnic University.
Staff Member, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1972-1979);
Guest Physicist, Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany (1975-1977);
Guest Scientist, Alfven Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (1985);
Los Alamos National Laboratory (1981-), Applied Theoretical Physics Division, Physics Division,
Scientific Advisor to the United States Department of Energy (1995-1999);
Head, Department of Energy, Nuclear Nonproliferation, (1998-1999);
Associate Laboratory Directorate for Experimental Programs, Los Alamos1999-2002
Dr. Peratt's research interests have included numerical and experimental contributions to high-energy density plasmas and intense particle beams; inertial confinement fusion; explosively-driven pulsed power generators; lasers; intense-power-microwave sources; particles; high energy density phenomena, new concepts in space propulsion and high performance computing.
He has served as session organizer for space plasmas, IEEE International Conf. on Plasma Science 1987-1989; Guest Editor Transactions on Plasma Science, special issues on Space Plasmas 1986, 89, 90, 92, 95, 97, 00,0 2, 05; Organizer, IEEE International Workshops on Space Plasmas, 1989, 1991, 1993; Associate Editor Transactions on Plasma Science 1989; Senior Editor 2005.
Elected member of IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (NPSS) Executive
Committee (ExCom), 1987-1989; 1995- 1997; GENERAL CHAIRMAN, IEEE International
Conference on Plasma Science, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1994.
IEEE NPSS ExCom Vice Chairman 1997; 2003, 2008
Elected to the IEEE NPSS Administrative Committee, 1997. 2003, 2008
He holds memberships in the American Physical Society (Senior Member), American
Astronomical Society, Eta Kappa Nu and has earned the
United States Department of Energy Distinguished Performance Award, 1987, 1999;
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Award, 1993; Life Fellow, 2006.
Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, University of Oslo Physics Department, and Norsk Hydro Kristian Birkeland Lecturer, 1995.
Dr. Peratt is Author, Physics of the Plasma Universe, Springer-Verlag (1992); Editor, Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology, Kluwer Academic Publishers (1995); Editor, Advanced Topics in Space and Astrophysical Plasmas, Kluwer Academic Publishers (1997).
He is a progenitor of displays Kristian Birkeland's original work in Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo, The Northern Lights exhibit; served as a member of the Advisory Board, Fusion Energy Exhibit, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; restoration of exhibition of Birkeland's original electromagnetic canon at the Norsk Hydro History Exhibit. He is a Research Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2009.