Bob Heeter

Physics Division
Phone: +19254233761


  • Ph.D., Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, 1999
  • B.S., Physics, Stanford University, 1993


Robert F. Heeter leads experiments on X-ray absorption and emission of high-energy-density plasmas as a staff physicist in the Radiative Properties Group of the LLNL Physics Division. He joined LLNL as a Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellow in 1999 after completing his Ph.D. at Princeton University where he measured plasma instabilities in magnetic fusion devices. Since 1999 he has led experiments at the Z facility and the Omega and Jupiter laser facilities, producing X-ray spectra to benchmark codes used in stockpile stewardship, inertial confinement fusion, and the astrophysics of black hole accretion disks.