Selected CV

John W. Tonge, Ph.D.


Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from University of Los Angeles California, April 2002.

M.S. in Physics from University of Los Angeles California, 1997.

B.S. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University at Sacramento, January 1993.



L. O. Silva, R. A. Fonseca, J. Tonge, W. B. Mori, J. M. Dawson, “On the role of the purely transverse Weibel instability in fast ignitor scenarios”, Physics of Plasmas, vol. 9, no. 6 pp. 2458-61 (2002).

R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, J. Tonge, R. G. Hemker, J. M. Dawson, W. B. Mori, “Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of the electron-positron Weibel instability”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 30, no.1, pt.1, pp. 28-29 (2002).

J. Tonge, J.N. Leboeuf, C. Huang, and J. M. Dawson “Kinetic simulations of the stability of plasma confined by the magnetic field of a current rod,” Physics of Plasmas, vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 3475-3483 (2003).

R. Bingham, B. J. Kellet, R. A. Cairns, J. Tonge, J. T. Mendonca, “Cyclotron maser radiation from astrophysical shocks,” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 595, no. 1, pt. 1, pp. 279-84 (2003).

L. O. Silva, R. A. Fonseca, J. W. Tonge, W. B. Mori, “Interpenetrating plasma shells: near-equipartition magnetic field generation and nonthermal particle acceleration,” Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, vol. 596, no. 1, pt. 2, 10 pp,.L121-4 (2003).

J. Tonge, D. E. Dauger, V.K. Decyk, “Two-dimensional semiclassical Particle-In-Cell code for simulation of plasmas,” Computer Physics Communications, vol. 164, pp. 279-285 (2004).

F. S. Tsung, J. W. Tonge, G. J. Morales, “Particle simulation of Alfvén waves excited at a boundary,” Physics of Plasmas, vol. 12, No. 1, pp 12508-(1-11) (2005).

C. Ren, M. Tzofras J. Tonge, W. B. Mori, F. S. Tsung, M. Fiore, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, J.-C. Adam and A. Heron, “A global simulation for laser-driven MeV electrons in 50-mm-diameter fast ignition targets,” Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 13, p. 056308-1-7 (2006).

M. Tzoufras, C. Ren, F. S. Tsung, J. W. Tonge, W. B. Mori, M. Fiore, R. A Fonseca, and L. O. Silva,”Space-Charge Effects in the Current-Filamentation or Weibel Instability,”Phys. Rev. Lett.,Vol. 96, p. 105002/1-4 (2006).

G..Li, R. Yan, C. Ren, T.-L. Wang. J. Tonge, W. B. Mori, “Laser Channeling in Millimeter-Scale Underdense Plasma of Fast-Ignition Targets,” Phys, Rev. Lett.,Vol.100, No.12. p. 125002/1-4 (2008)

X. Kong, J. Park, C. Ren, Z.M.Sheng, and J. W. Tonge, “Evolution of a relativistic electron beam-plasma return current system,” Phys. Plasmas 16, 032107, (2009)

J. Tonge, J. May, W. B. Mori, F. Fiuza, S. F. Martins, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva and C. Ren, “A simulation study of fast ignition with ultrahigh Intensity Lasers”, Phys. Plasmas 16, 056311, (2009)



Journal of Computational Physics

Computer Physics Communications

Physics of Plasmas



Organizing Committee 37th Anomalous Absorption Conference,2007.

Local Organizing Committee of HEDP Summer School, 2009.

Organizing Committee 41st Anomalous Absorption Conference,2011.