C. Wendell Horton, Jr.
Professor of Physics
Institute for Fusion Studies
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Links of interest
plasma physics transport, space and solar physics, laser-plasma physics, nuclear fusion research
kinetic theory; nonlinear vortices; turbulent transport; space physics
- University of Texas at Austin, B.S., Physics
- University of California, San Diego, Ph.D., Physics, 1968
Dr. Horton is a widely known authority on plasma physics. Horton's core area of research is plasma transport. He has published a wide range of scientific works on plasma transport ranging from the fundamental symmetries in collisional and turbulent transport equations to exotic solition wave transport mechanics, and to vortices and coherent structures. .
The support and applications for his research are principally from the quest for plasma confinement for achieving thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory. Since 1987, Horton has devoted part of his research activities to transport in the Earth's magnetosphere. The magnetosphere is characterized by an extremely collisionless plasma making available new plasma transport regimes well beyond those exiting in laboratory plasmas.
Dr. Horton is also a Professor in the Department of Physics. Before coming to The University of Texas at Austin, he worked for two years at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. He is well known for his contributions to the theory of drift wave turbulence and anomalous transport in plasma confinement devices. He is the co-editor of two books published by John Wiley Interscience: one on statistical and nonlinear plasma physics (1982), and the other on thermal transport processes in tokamaks (1984). He is the co-author with Y. H. Ichikawa of a book "Chaos and Structures in Nonlinear Plasmas," (Word Scientific 1997). He published a major review article on plasma transport for Reviews of Modern Physics. He is author and co-author of over 300 refereed articles on plasma physics. His research is principally focused on the quest for plasma confinement for achieving thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Wendell Horton Research Group and Colleagues
Selected Publications that are representative of Horton's work include: