Welcome to Robert Budny's home page (https://w3.pppl.gov/~budny)

I received a B.S in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
a Certificat du Trisieme Cycle in Mathametical Physics from the Universite du Paris,
and a Ph.D in Theortical Particle Physics from the University of Maryland

After active duty in the US Navy I was a Royal Society Fellow in the Department of Theoretical Physics of Oxford University,
a Post-doctoral fellow in Physics at Stanford University,
and in Theoretical Physics at the Rockefeller University,

I joined Princeton University as a Physics Instructor teaching Physics 101 and 102 "Physics for Poets"

Tokamak and ITER Division
of Princeton University's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The Princeton University home page is www.princeton.edu

The Princeton Plasma Laboratory home page is www.pppl.gov

I conduct research developing controlled thermonuclear fusion in Tokamaks as a potential energy source

Much of my current research uses the TRANSP plasma analysis code and the GS2 and GYRO gyrokinetic microturbulence codes
The TRANSP homepage is w3.pppl.gov/transp
The GS2 homepage is gs2.sourceforge.net
The GYRO homepage is http://fusion.gat.com/comp/parallel/gyro.html

I have also been applying these codes to understand transport in JET, DIII-D, and JT-60U plasmas.
The JET-EFDA home page is: www.jet.efda.org
The DIII-D Experimental Physics home page is: http://www.ga.com/index.php
The JT-60U home page is: http://www-jt60.naka.jaea.go.jp/english/index-e.html

Previously I collaborated on experiments in TFTR
See TFTR physics research

Citations for some of my publications are listed in
Google Scholar

Some of my publications in Elementary Particle Theory:

Some of my publications in Tokamak fusion research:

Some of my previous publications in controlled thermonuclear fusion:

Some papers about TFTR with other first-authors which I co-authored:

I have collaborated with predictions for the EAST tokamak in China:

I have collaborated with predictions for the HL-2A Tokamak in China
two of my publications with Q. Gao, et al., for the HL-2A tokamak:

I have collaborated with analysis of results from the Tore Supra tokamak in France

Several of my publications with G.T.Hoang et al.:

Some of my previous publications in Elementary Particle Theory are:

My work address is:
Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton University
PO Box 451
Princeton, NJ 08543-0451
E-mail: budny@princeton.edu
Phone: +1 609 243 2730
FAX: +1 609 243 3233

* A clip of my interview on "CarTalk" cartalk.cars.com from National Public Radio about 10 years ago is:
MOV file
This has been re-broadcast from time to time. I'm the second in this recent re-broadcast in the February 20, 2010 Show (#1008):

* My interview about international collaborations in tokamak research is
DOE Pulse October, 1999

* My interview about the shutdown of the TFTR tokamak is in:
CNN archive, April 5, 1997

  • "Holiday greetings 2013" (pdf file)
  • * Click here for some family photos: png & jpg photos