Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker is an American physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and a member of the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 16th Legislative District since January 2016.
Zwicker was previously a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 12th Congressional District of New Jersey in 2014. He is a member of the Democratic Party as well as the head of the Science Education Department of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Zwicker was born in New York City. Raised in Englewood, New Jersey, where he graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in 1982, he went on to achieve his B.A. in physics from Bard College in 1986, and his M.A. and Ph.D., both also in physics, from Johns Hopkins University in 1992. His dissertation was entitled "Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy of Magnetically Confined Fusion Plasmas Using Flat Multilayer Mirrors as Dispersive Elements". Zwicker's post-doctoral work focused on fusion energy research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and internationally.
Andrew resides in the Kingston area of South Brunswick Township with his wife, Barbara Golden, an educator in Hillsborough Township, along with their family, and rescue pitbull-boxer mix, Rocky.