Paul LaMarche became the vice provost for space programming and planning at Princeton in March. LaMarche has been the physics department manager and director of operations since 2001.
From 1986 to 1996, LaMarche worked at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, serving as a research staff physicist and as head of various groups conducting experiments at the lab. After two years at a technology firm in Massachusetts, he returned to the University to serve as project manager for the Borexino Solar Neutrino Detector Project, a joint effort with the Instituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare in Italy for three years. In 2000-01, he also was a research engineer at the plasma physics lab.
LaMarche earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Boston College and his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University.