LIVERMORE, CA, December 08, 2017 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Charles D. Orth, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Orth celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Drawing upon more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Orth is a widely regarded physicist. Since 1978, he has served as a physicist with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In this position, Dr. Orth was directly involved with the development of the VISTA spacecraft, which aimed to utilize Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) to power the spacecraft to Mars. Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Orth has completed research pertaining to multiple areas of physics, including the negative search for quarks, high altitude cosmic-ray spectrometry, Monte Carlo nuclear electromagnetic cascade calculations and real-time corrected telescope images. He is also credited with designing inertial confinement fusion chambers, targets and lasers, including diode-pumped solid-state lasers, as well as developing computer optimization software. His interests extend to systems analysis related to the National Ignition Facility (NIF), fusion capsule degradation mechanisms and Inertial Fusion Energy power plant design.
Long before pursuing formal education, Dr. Orth developed an interest in physics after witnessing lightning hit the top of a flag pole a short distance away from where he slept as a child. Driven to understand how the world worked, he attended the University of Washington, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1964. He later completed a PhD through the California Institute of Technology in 1970, before joining the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, TX, as a research associate. Prior to joining the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1978, Dr. Orth briefly worked as a physicist with the University of California Space Sciences Laboratory.
In recognition of his contributions to the field of scientific research and development, Dr. Orth has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including the 4th edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering, published in 1997. Most recently, he was selected as the recipient of the Science and Technology Award by the NIF Advanced Radiographic Capability (ARC) in 2016, and published the prestigious innovative manuscript “Spallation as a Dominant Source of Pusher-Fuel and Hot-Spot Mix in Inertial Confinement Fusion Capsules,” Physics of Plasmas 23, 022706 (2016).
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Charles D. Orth, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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