Harry Mynick

Principal Research Physicist
Office Phone
PPPL, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

University of California, Berkeley, CA, Ph.D., 1978


Harry Mynick is a Principal Research Physicist (emeritus) in the PPPL Theory Department. He has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1996. His principal areas of expertise are in plasma transport, particularly in 3-dimensional toroidal systems, energetic particle dynamics, and canonical mechanics, and has been a pioneer in the development of neoclassically-optimized[1,2] and, more recently, of turbulence-optimized[3,4] stellarator configurations. He will be contributing to the Simons collaboration principally in the areas of transport and optimization.

  [1] H.E. Mynick, T.K.Chu, A.H.Boozer,  Phys. Rev. Letters 48, 322 (1982).
  [2] H.E. Mynick, Phys. Plasmas 13, 058102 (2006).
  [3] H.E. Mynick, N. Pomphrey, P. Xanthopoulos, Phys. Rev. Letters, 105, 095004 (2010).
  [4] H.E. Mynick, P. Xanthopoulos, B. Faber, M. Lucia, M. Rorvig, J. Talmadge, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 56 (2014) 094001.