Aaron Rosenthal

Research Specialist-Limited-MIT Doctoral


Aaron Rosenthal is a physics graduate student in the magnetic fusion energy group at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at MIT. He is an experimentalist whose most recent work has been on the design, fabrication and installation of a Lyman-alpha camera for neutral deuterium studies at the edge of fusion plasmas. Before starting his graduate studies at MIT, he received his bachelors of science majoring in physics at Harvey Mudd College. 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2016-present
Graduate student  
Harvey Mudd College 2011-2015
Bachelors of Science in Physics

Awards & honors

High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics Innovate Presentation Award, 2020
Whiteman Fellow, 2016
Alfred B. Focke Experimental Research Award, 2015
Physics Departmental Honors, Harvey Mudd College, 2015


A 1D Lyman-alpha profile camera for plasma edge neutral studies on the DIII-D tokamak, AIP Review of Scientific Instruments

Absolute calibration of the Lyman-α measurement apparatus at DIII-D, AIP Review of Scientific Instruments