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Rolf Sinclair

Rolf Sinclair (U.S.) has two Physics BSc degrees: from the California Institute of Technology and The Rice University, where he started to focus on theoretical physics and then experimental nuclear physics. He continued with his nuclear research in Westinghouse Laboratories (U.S.), at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and then at the University of Paris (France). Between 1959 and 1969 he was in the University of Princeton, at the Plasma Physics Laboratory from the U.S. Controlled Thermonuclear Program, working on concepts of fusion reactors. From 1969 until his retirement in 1998, he was Program Officer at the Physics Division of the US National Science Foundation (NSF). During this period, he was the NSF Representative for the United Eclipse Expeditions to Canada (1979) and India (1980), and NSF Representative at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in 1995 and 1996. During a sabbatical at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1988-89), he worked with the LANL "Bright Source" laser facility, and as a Professor at the New Mexico State University (1985) and Northern Arizona University (1986).  Since 1978 he has been active in studies in archaeoastronomy in Pre-Columbian cultures of the southwest of US, and more recently, in the cultural effects of astronomical phenomena visible to the naked eye. In 1999, he joined CECs, where he is appointed at the Senior Scientific Laboratory of Glaciology and Climate Change.

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 
Nuclear Energy Levels Excited by Fast Neutrons
R.M. Sinclair, Phys. Rev. 107, 1306-1310 (1957)
Hydromagnetic Instability in a Stellarator
R.M. Sinclair, S. Yoshikawa, W.L. Harries, K.M. Young, K. E. Weimer, and J.L. Johnson, Phys. Flids, 8, 118-113(1965)
Absorption of Ion Cyclotron Waves by One Component of a Two-Ion Plasma
S. Yoshikawa, M. A. Rothman, and R. M. Sinclair, Phys. Rev. Letters 14, 214-216 (1965)
Ion Cyclotron Instability of Energetic Plasma Confined in Magnetic Mirrors in the Model C Stellarator
I.G. Brown, M. A. Rothman, and R. M. Sinclair, Phys. Fluids 12, 1318-1328 (1969)
The Dominant Influence of Electron Inertia on Ion Cyclotron Wave Generation in Plasma
J. C. Hosea and R. M. Sinclair, Phys. Rev. Letters 23, 3-7 (1969)
A Method for Mapping a Toroidal Magnetic Field by Storage of Phase-Stabilized Electrons
R.M. Sinclair, J. C. Hosea, and G. V. Sheffield, Rev. Sci. Instr. 41, 1552-1559 (1970)
Properties of Magnetic Surfaces in the Model C Stellarator
J.C. Hosea, G.V. Sheffield, R. M. Sinclair, and T. Tamano, Plasma Physic 13, 365-372 (1971)
A Unique Solar Marking Construct
A. Sofaer, V. Zinser, and R. Sinclair, Science 206, 283-291 (1979)
Introduction to the First Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena
Rolf M. Sinclair, Vistas in Astronomy 39 (4), 381-394 (1995)
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
T.D. Black, M.M. Nieto, H. S. Piloff, M. O. Scully, and R. M. Sinclair (editors). World Scientific, Singapore, 1992
The Patagonian Icefields
Gino Casassa, Francisco V. Sepúlveda, and Rolf M. Sinclair (editors). Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York City, 2002
Current Studies in Archaeoastronomy
John Fountain and Rolf M. Sinclair (editors). Carolina Academic Press, Durham, N. C., 2005
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