Knoepfel, Heinz E. 1931-

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KNOEPFEL, Heinz E. 1931-

PERSONAL: Born June 26, 1931, in Viganello, Switzerland; son of Arthur and Elsa (Bossart) Knoepfel; married Ruth Trost, August 26, 1961; children: Ivo, Lea. Ethnicity: "Swiss-German." Education: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, diploma in physics, 1956, Ph.D., 1959. Hobbies and other interests: Sailing, flying, trekking.

ADDRESSES: Home—Via Carlo Lucidi 3, I-00044 Frascati, Italy; fax: 0039-06-9400-5100. E-mail— [email protected]

CAREER: Euratom-Enea association, Frascati, Italy, senior research officer, 1960-96; writer, 1996—. E. Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, Italy, director of School of Fusion Reactor Technology; visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, 1974-78. Military service: Swiss Army, 1962-80; became first lieutenant.

MEMBER: Swiss Physical Society, American Physical Society.


(Editor, with F. Herlach) Megagauss Magnetic FieldsGeneration by Explosives and Related Experiments, Euratom (Brussels, Belgium), 1966.

Pulsed High Magnetic Fields, North Holland Publishing (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1970.

(Editor, with P. Caldirola) Physics of High EnergyDensity, Academic Press (New York, NY), 1971.

Il Problema dell'energia (television series), broadcast by Swiss television, 1976–77.

(Editor) Tokamak Reactors for Breakeven: A CriticalStudy of the Near-Term Fusion Reactor Programme, Pergamon Press (Oxford, England), 1977.

Il problema energia, F. Angeli Editore (Milan, Italy), 1979, new edition, 1988.

(Editor, with E. Sindoni) Heating in Toroidal Plasmas, two volumes, Città de Castello (Perugia, Italy), 1984.

(Editor) Tokamak Startup, Plenum Press (New York, NY), 1986.

Energy 2000: An Overview of the World's EnergyResources in the Decades to Come, Gordon & Breach Science Publishers (New York, NY), 1986.

(Editor, with S. E. Segre and E. Sindoni) ControlledFusion and Plasma Physics, Volume 13, Parts 1-4, European Physical Society (Geneva, Switzerland), 1989.

(Editor, with B. Brunelli) Safety, EnvironmentalImpact, and Economical Prospects of Nuclear Fusion, Erice School (Erice, Italy), 1989, Plenum Press (New York, NY), 1990.

(Editor, with B. Brunelli) Research, Development, andTechnology of Fusion Reactor Materials (in Italian), Enea (Rome, Italy), 1991.

(Editor, with C. Ferro and M. Gasparotto) FusionTechnology, Volumes 1-2, North Holland Publishing (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 17th edition, 1992.

Magnetic Fields: A Comprehensive TheoreticalTreatise for Practical Use, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 2000.


Contributor to books.

Some of Knoepfel's books have been translated into Russian.