John Holzrichter, PhD

1969 Hertz Fellow
John Holzrichter

Dr. John F. Holzrichter is a former president of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. He served as president from 1999-2009.

Prior to becoming president of the Hertz Foundation, Dr. Holzrichter directed the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s internal research program, and its inertial confinement laser-fusion programs. He also continues to serve as a senior scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and as a research professor at the University of California at Davis.

Dr. Holzrichter is an AAAS Fellow. He has published over 100 papers, monographs, and lectures on lasers, fusion, speech recognition, and research management. He has been granted 10 patents. His present work is concerned with optimizing R&D investments in the public sector.

Dr. Holzrichter received a BS with honors in applied mathematics and engineering physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1964 and an MS and PhD in Physics from Stanford University in 1971. He received an A. E. Sloan Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship (Heidelberg 1965), and a Hertz Foundation Fellowship at Stanford, 1969-1971.

Graduate Studies

Stanford University
Photomagnetism in the Antiferromagnet MnF

Undergraduate Studies

University of Wisconsin


2005, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement in Science