Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Dr. Rob Goldston is a Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University. He received his B.A. in Physics from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Princeton University. He was director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory from 1997 to 2009. He is Associated Faculty with the Princeton University Program on Science and Global Security. His research interests include fusion energy, arms control and non-proliferation. He won the Nuclear Fusion “Most Outstanding Paper” prize for 2012 and was named a “Leading Global Thinker” by Foreign Policy Magazine in 2014 for his development, along with Alex Glaser and Boaz Barak, of the concept of Zero-Knowledge warhead verification. Recently he has been working on experimental prototyping of the warhead verification using a sub-MeV neutron probe and unattended monitoring systems for gas centrifuge enrichment plants, including both a thermal mass-flow meter and robotic neutron detectors. He serves on the board of the Council for a Livable World, and writes occasional policy pieces for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.