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From: Ed Synakowski
Date: July 21, 2017
 
Dear Colleague,

I will be leaving federal service in early August . I’ve accepted an offer to serve as Vice President for Research and Economic Development as well as Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Wyoming. I am looking forward to joining this Land Grant University to represent and grow research interests across a broad set of disciplines, working closely with the Wyoming business community to advance the interests of the state’s citizens, and promoting the value of research in the education of students. My wife Ellen and I are thrilled to have this opportunity to serve the university community and to explore the extraordinary beauty of that part of the country. 

I’ve been most fortunate. My participation in the field the fusion and plasma sciences from various stations has generated in me a deep sense of gratitude. I am grateful to have been associated with outstanding colleagues in FES and the Office of Science, and have come to understand and be inspired by their commitment to public service. I am also grateful for the times shared and relationships built with creative, engaging experimentalists in control rooms from coast to coast who opened their doors to partnership, for theorists who have been patient with my questioning, and for talented and ingenious engineers and technicians who make it all work. My gratitude extends to community leaders who have worked with me and FES to advance the fusion and plasma sciences, and I’ve been inspired by international science leaders and government representatives from the US and afar who carry out their essential diplomatic tasks with the same sense of purpose as those on the control room floor. Students, faculty, and staff who’ve been willing to share both their optimism and their concerns have taught me much. All those I’ve connected with - in the Administration, on the Hill, in the research community, and in international research and diplomatic venues – share a common seriousness of purpose that has been informed by great collegiality and humor. 

Faculty, research staff, and students in the fusion and plasma sciences: you should know that you are and will be served exceptionally well by an Office of Fusion Energy Sciences staff that is as talented as it is dedicated. Particularly inspiring has been working with a marvelous mix of those deeply experienced and others young but wise and smart beyond their years.

 
The greatest realizations of scientific beauty are usually born from pursuits of great practical import, and so it is with fusion energy and plasma science. Through your individual and collective efforts, you have helped create a beautiful and highly impactful intellectual framework as you’ve pursued a great practical goal, a framework that is ripe for societies to test and strengthen where it ultimately matters most. I wish for you every scientific and programmatic success.
 
All the best,

Ed
 
 
Ed Synakowski
Associate Director of Science
   for Fusion Energy Sciences
Department of Energy
 
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2017 High-Energy-Density-Physics Summer School at UC San Diego from July 31-August 11.

 

The High Energy-Density Science Association and the University of California San Diego Center for Energy Research are pleased to announce that the 2017 High Energy Density Science Summer School will be held July 30 - August 11, 2017 on the campus of the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA. 
 
Graduate students, excellent undergraduates, and postdocs may apply for support through online registration by May 19. See details at: http://cer.ucsd.edu/events/HEDSSS/studentsupport.html
 
The program will also be open to research scientists for a registration fee of $650.
 
Address inquiries to: Chris McGuffey, 2017 HEDSSS Chair, summerschool@hedsa.org

 
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DE-FOA-0001634.

Dear HEDSA members,
 
There is an FOA just out, with proposals due at the end of April for SSAP Centers, issued by NNSA. Links are given below. Consider making such a proposal from the HEDP perspective and let us know if you need any help.
 
Bedros Afeyan
Chair of the Steering Committee of HEDSA
 
We are excited to inform you that the National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation has just released the latest Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Centers of Excellence within the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program. This FOA requests new and renewal proposals for Centers of Excellence in the research areas of Properties of Materials under Extreme Conditions and/or Hydrodynamics; Low Energy Nuclear Science; Radiochemistry; and High Energy Density Physics.  All awards will be cooperative agreements, no applications for grants will be accepted. See the full announcement for a description of a Center of Excellence and requirements.

You can find the full posting on www.grants.gov  

Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001634

CFDA: 81.112

Application Due Date: April 30, 2017
Some applicants have had trouble finding the attachments to the FOA for the SSAA Centers of Excellence DE-NA0001634.  A link has been added in Grants.gov to the FOA and related attachments located in FedConnect under Related Documents tab.
Terri

Terri Stone
National Nuclear Security Administration
Office of Research and Development
NA-113, Germantown Building
301-903-7423
 
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Dear HEDSA members, we strongly encourage you to attend this ICHEDS2017 meeting since it is the premiere meeting on High Energy Density Science en gros, organized by the members of our community and not some other entity or partial or specialized concern. 
 
We should make this a great event every time. Recall that it rotates from Asia to Europe to North America in turn.
 
Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you,
Bedros Afeyan,
Chair of the Steering Committee of HEDSA.
 

6th International Conference on High Energy Density Physics (ICHED2017)

Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan 

June 5-9, 2017

The deadline for abstract submission is February 17, 2017. Visit the conference website for more details.

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Dear HEDSA members, it is imperative that we develop strong ties to NSF and the research it can fund hoping it grows and complements the efforts of DOE, NNSA and FES, as well as AFOSR, NASA, NIH, etc. A strong and healthy program in HEDP stewarded by all these organizations and well coordinated between them and our community will be a strong building block for our future. HEDSA is engaged in bringing about such a transformation which does not exist yet but which seems to be gaining favor throughout the complex.
 
Looking forward to enjoying this virtual NSF celebration event and scientific retrospective with all of you,
Dr. Bedros Afeyan
Chair of the HEDSA Steering Committee

20th Anniversary workshop for the NSF/DOE partnership in basic plasma science and engineering [January 9-11, 2017]

Visit the workshop website for more details. Virtual Access information for the live webcast of the Workshop oral sessions and panel discussions is now available on the Agenda page.

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HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas, APS DPP, San Jose, CA

Sunday, October 30th
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
San Jose Convention Center
Rm 212 AB

The tentative program for the 2016 HEDSA annual Symposium is as follows:

7:00 PM, Dr. Bedros Afeyan, Chair of the Steering Committee of HEDSA: "Brief Summary of the Workshop on Applications of HEDP Outside of the Confines of Fusion"

7:30 PM, Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, NNSA, DOE: "The NNSA Perspective on the future of HEDP within the DOE Complex"

8:00 PM, Dr. Tony Levi, USC: "Nondestructive 3D Imaging of Integrated Circuits using Novel X Ray Techniques"

8:30 PM, Dr. Brad Shadwick, U. Nebraska, Lincoln: "Kinetic, Relativistic Modeling of WakeField Acceleration Using Modern Variational, Efficient Solvers and Beating Endemic Noise Barriers"

9:00 PM, Dr. J�rg Schreiber, LMU, Munich: "New Applications of HEDP in Medical Physics and the Value of an Extra Mile"

9:30 PM, Dr. Markus Roth, U. Darmstadt: "The Interplay between HEDP and Nuclear Physics via Novel Diagnostics and Modern Spectroscopy"

Cornell HEDLP Center featured at APS March Meeting

The Cornell University Center for Pulsed-Power-Driven High-Energy-Density Plasmas was among the featured topics in a series of videos produced for the American Physical Society's March Meeting 2016. The Cornell Center video can be seen here.

HEDSA 2015 General Meeting, APS DPP, Savannah, GA

 

Wednesday, November 18th
12:30 PM - 14:00 PM
Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Room 200

 

The High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA) will hold its annual general business meeting at the APS Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics. The HEDSA general meeting is open to all conference attendees, and we especially encourage all HEDSA members and others working in high energy density laboratory plasma research to attend. The program is as follows:

12:30 PM, Dr. Chris McGuffey, 2015 HEDSA Chair, introductory remarks and transfer to new committee

12:45 PM, Dr. Sean Finnegan, Department of Energy Office of Science, "The Office of Science HEDLP Program and the DOE/NSF joint Basic Plasma Science Program".

13:15 PM, Dr. Bedros Afeyan, 2016 HEDSA Chair, discussion of new business and 2016 goals.

HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas, APS DPP, Savannah, GA

 

Sunday, November 15th
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Rm 203

 

The program for the 2015 HEDSA annual Symposium is as follows:

7:00 PM, Introductory remarks

7:01 PM, Dr. Kathleen Alexander, National Nuclear Security Administration, "High Energy Density Laboratory Plasma Research and Inertial Confinement Fusion - the NNSA Perspective".

7:30 PM, Prof. Douglass Schumacher, the Ohio State University, "The development of high rep-rate targets and plasma mirrors for HEDP laser experiments".

8:00 PM, Dr. Mark Herrmann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Science on NIF: Future Prospects and Current Challenges".

8:30 PM, Prof. Johan Frenje, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Measurements of Ion Stopping around the Bragg Peak in High-Energy-Density Plasmas".

9:00 PM, Dr. Stephanie Hansen, Sandia National Laboratory, "Measuring mix in Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion Experiments".

9:30 PM, Dr. Philip de Grouchy, Imperial College London, "Rayleigh-Taylor Instability Studies in gas-puff z-pinches".

Return of the High Energy-Density Physics Summer School in August 2015

We are pleased to announce that the High Energy-Density Physics Summer School will be returning August 17-21, 2015, thanks to support from the National Nuclear Security Administration. The program will be held on the University of California San Diego campus and is aimed at young and new researchers to the field of High Energy-Density sciences. The website is here.

HEDSA 2014 General Meeting, APS DPP, New Orleans, LA

 

Wednesday, October 29th
12:30 PM - 14:00 PM
New Orleans Marriott
La Galerie 6

 

The High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA) held its annual general business meeting at the APS DPP annual meeting. The program was as follows:

12:30 PM, Prof. David Hammer, 2014 HEDSA Chair, introductory remarks and transfer to new committee

12:45 PM, Dr. Keith LeChien, National Nuclear Security Administration.

13:15 PM, Dr. Sean Finnegan, Deparment of Energy Office of Science "Office of Science HEDLP Program".

13:30 PM, Dr. John Luginsland, Air Force Office of Scientific Research "DoD Basic Science".

13:40 PM, Dr. Chris McGuffey, 2015 HEDSA Chair, discussion of new business and 2015 goals.

HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas, APS DPP, New Orleans, LA

 

Sunday, October 26th
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
New Orleans Marriott
La Galerie 6

 

The High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA) held its annual symposium on Sunday, October 26th preceding the APS DPP annual meeting. The program was as follows:

7:00 PM, Introductory remarks

7:01 PM, Dr. Donald Cook Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, "High Energy Density Laboratory Plasma Research and inertial confinement fusion - the NNSA Perspective".

7:30 PM, Dr. Daniel Sinars, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, "Magneto-inertial Fusion Research at Sandia".

8:00 PM, Dr. Katerina Falk, Los Alamos National Laboratories, "The Use of X-ray Thomson Scattering for the Study of Warm Dense Matter".

8:30 PM, Professor Alec Thomas, University of Michigan, "Magnetic field dynamics in Collisional Plasma".

9:00 PM, Dr. Omar Hurricane, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Where in ignition parameter space are we with indirect-drive implosions on the NIF and how do we evolve our designs to move forward?".

9:30 PM, Dr. Peter Amendt, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Paths forward for achieving indirect-drive ignition: A survey of candidate physics issues and demonstration platforms".

NEW HED Laboratory Plasma funding call for proposals

Department of Energy�s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration have just announced the Joint Program in High Energy Density Laboratory Plasma (HEDLP) science. More information is in the full call on GRANTS.GOV in Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001153.

FESAC compiling report on future Office of Science directions

The Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) is collecting white papers from communities involved in Fusion Energy Sciences-relevant research, as described here, to report to the Dept of Energy Office of Science on training needs and strategies for future Office of Science needs. This is an opportunity to share your comments and/or concerns on the future of FES research.

Announcement of High Energy Density Summer School 2014

A "Foundations of High Energy Density Physics" Summer School will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan from June 16-28, 2014. Further details, including the application and how to apply for travel and lodging support, is available on the HEDSS web site.

HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas, APS DPP, Denver, CO

 

Sunday, November 10th
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Governor's Square 10

 

The High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA) will hold its annual symposium on Sunday before the APS DPP annual meeting. The HEDSA symposium is free to all conference attendees. The program is as follows:

7:00 PM-7:10 PM Introductory remarks

7:10 PM - 7:40 PM Phil Heimann (SLAC) "Highlights from the LCLS MEC after the first year of operations".

7:40 PM - 8:10 PM Marcus Roth (Technische Universit�t Darmstadt) "Breaking the 100 MeV Energy threshold for laser driven protons and their application for driving an intense neutron source".

8:10 PM - 8:40 PM Patrick Knapp (Sandia National Laboratories) "Effects of Suprathermal Ions in Fusion Plasmas".

8:40 PM - 9:10 PM Amitava Bhattachajee (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratories) "Magnetic Reconnection in High-Energy-Density Plasmas".

9:10 PM - 9:40 PM Matthew Levy (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories/Rice University) "Conservation Laws and Conversion Efficiency in Ultraintense Laser-Overdense Plasma Interactions".

9:40 PM - 10:10 PM David Montgomery (Los Alamos National Laboratories) "Use of Magnetic Insulation and STUD Pulses to Control LPI at the Omega and Trident Laser Facilities".

HEDSA Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, November 13th
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Governor's Square 10

The High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA) will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday from 12:30 PM-2:00 PM in the Governor's Square 10 room (Plaza Building) of the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel during the APS DPP annual meeting. The HEDSA general meeting is open to all conference attendees, and we especially encourage all HEDSA members and others working in high energy density laboratory plasma research to attend. There will be open discussion in addition to presentations by representatives from the DOE, NNSA and NSF.

Alec Thomas (HEDSA Chair, University of Michigan).

Sean Finnegan & Ann Satsangi (Dept of Energy Office of Science).

Steven Gitomer (National Sciencce Foundation).

2012 HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas Rhode Island Convention Center, Room 554AB, Providence, Rhode Island, 7:30 PM, Sunday, October 28th, 2012

A Symposium on High Energy Density Plasma Physics consisting of four invited talks on topics of current interest in high energy density laboratory plasmas will be held at Rhode Island Convention Center Room 554AB (connected to The Westin Providence, the HQ Hotel), Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday evening, October 28th, 2012 starting at 7:30 PM. The symposium is one of a series organized every year at the APS Division of Plasma Physics annual meeting by the High Energy Density Science Association. The program includes the following presentations:

7:30 PM "Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of charged particle stopping in strongly coupled plasmas: definitive tests of plasma kinetic theories", Michael Murillo, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

8:00 PM "X-ray Thomson Scattering: Incisive probe for warm dense matter", Sean Regan, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester.

8:30 PM "Self-organized bursts of coherent stimulated Raman scattering in speckled laser plasma media", Lin Yin, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

9:00 PM "Richtmyer-Meshkov jet formation and areal mass oscillations triggered by HED shock waves", Alexander "Sasha" Velikovich, Naval Research Laboratory.

Linac Coherent Light Source announces call for proposals

The Linac Coherent Light Source at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is calling for proposals requesting experimental time at their experimental stations. Read the announcement here.

Obituary: Emeritus Professor Malcolm Haines

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Malcolm Haines, a long standing member of the Plasma Physics Group at Imperial College. 

Malcolm was born in Belfast and grew up in Wales.  He first came to Imperial College in 1953 and was at Imperial all his life, gaining a BSc in 1957 and PhD in 1960. Immediately thereafter he was appointed a lecturer by Pat Blackett, the then Head of Department. Malcolm was made Professor in 1975 and Dean of the Royal College of Science in 1999. He retired in 2002, but remained deeply engaged with Imperial College and the Plasma Physics group as an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator.

Malcolm pursued a distinguished and world renowned career in plasma physics, making significant contributions to both magnetic and inertial fusion.  His PhD work was on the theory of z-pinches, an interest that continued throughout his career. Out of this work came the Polytron, a plasma confinement device based on Hall acceleration in cusp magnetic fields, and later the Magpie experiment based at Imperial. This work is continuing in the Group to this day.  Plasma rotation in magnetic fields was another topic that he worked on throughout his life, first on rotation in theta pinches and later in tokamaks. A new paper of his, on spontaneous toroidal rotation in tokamaks, is currently with referees. He published over 250 papers in all areas of plasma physics, including fundamentals such as kinetic theory, transport and stability. Malcolm is also a co-author on many experimental papers, which is a distinguishing mark of his broad and enduring contribution. The work on magnetic field generation in laser plasma interactions, absorption of intense lasers, electro-thermal instabilities are a few examples.  Physics was an essential part of his life and sustained him during his long illness.

He was elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Fellow of the American Physical Society.  His contribution to plasma physics was recognised by the award of the Alfvén Prize of the European Physical Society. Under Malcolm's leadership the Plasma Physics Group pioneered the use of pulsed power devices in plasmas out of which emerged the large scale work at Sandia Laboratory in the US.  Malcolm was closely involved in making the case for the establishment of the Laser Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, now one of the world’s premier laser facilities. He was a consultant to the Culham Laboratory since the early sixties.  For the last twenty years he was a consultant to Livermore National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratory and the Laboratory of Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester.

Malcolm became the head of the Plasma Physics Group in 1975. The Group had been established just before Malcolm's arrival at Imperial. It has produced over 300 PhDs, a number of whom are leading plasma physicists throughout the world. Malcolm was also an accomplished organist and pianist and enjoyed playing the harpsichord. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and was famous for organ recitals at plasma conferences he attended and he played a significant part in the musical life at Imperial.

The view that Malcolm Haines, over 50 years, made a greater contribution to Plasma Physics than anyone else in the U.K. would be heartily endorsed in the United States.  His good humour, charm, insight and enthusiasm will be deeply missed.

(Obituary written by Bucker Dangor, Steven Rose, Jerry Chittenden, Roland Smith and Linda Jones. Imperial College, London, January 2013).

2012 HEDSA presentations now available.

Talks from the 2012 General Meeting High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA) and 2012 HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas are now available to view. See links in the announcements below.

University of Rochester Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Physics, Astronomy, and Optics

Synopsis: The Physics and Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is funded by the National Science Foundation to support twelve highly-qualified students to undertake supervised research projects in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, for a period of 10 weeks each summer. Departmental faculty conduct research in diverse experimental and theoretical areas, including Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Plasma and Laser Physics, Quantum Optics, and Physics Education.

E-mail: connie@pas.rochester.edu

Web Site: http://www.pas.rochester.edu/urpas/page/specialreu

Program URL: http://www.pas.rochester.edu/urpas/page/reu_application_details

Deadline: 02/15/2013

2013 High-Energy-Density-Physics Summer School to be held at The Ohio State University.

Lectures will be given on topics in HEDP and Inertial Confinement Fusion, including radiation transport and spectroscopy, hydrodynamics, laser–plasma interactions, and experiment diagnostics. For more information, see this pdf and visit the University of Rochester HEDPSS page.

Prof. Roberto Mancini to webcast plasma spectroscopy course Spring 2013

The course will include theory, modeling and data analysis in plasma spectroscopy with emphasis on high-energy-density plasma applications. For more information, download this pdf.

2012 General Meeting High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA)

Room 554AB, Rhode Island Convention Center
Wednesday, October 31,2012 (12:30-2:00 PM)

Agenda:
12:30–12:40PM Chikang Li, HEDSA Steering Committee
12:40–1:00PM Steve Gitomer, Plasma Physics Division, National Science Foundation
1:00–1:20PM
Ann Satsangi and Sean Finnegan, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, Department of Energy
1:20–1:40PM Kirk Levedahl, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
1:40–2:00PM General Discussion

 

2012 HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas Rhode Island Convention Center, Room 554AB, Providence, Rhode Island, 7:30 PM, Sunday, October 28th, 2012

A Symposium on High Energy Density Plasma Physics consisting of four invited talks on topics of current interest in high energy density laboratory plasmas will be held at Rhode Island Convention Center Room 554AB (connected to The Westin Providence, the HQ Hotel), Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday evening, October 28th, 2012 starting at 7:30 PM. The symposium is one of a series organized every year at the APS Division of Plasma Physics annual meeting by the High Energy Density Science Association. The program includes the following presentations:

7:30 PM "Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of charged particle stopping in strongly coupled plasmas: definitive tests of plasma kinetic theories", Michael Murillo, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

8:00 PM "X-ray Thomson Scattering: Incisive probe for warm dense matter", Sean Regan, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester.

8:30 PM "Self-organized bursts of coherent stimulated Raman scattering in speckled laser plasma media", Lin Yin, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

9:00 PM "Richtmyer-Meshkov jet formation and areal mass oscillations triggered by HED shock waves", Alexander "Sasha" Velikovich, Naval Research Laboratory.

2011 General Meeting High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA)


Ballroom J, Salt Lake City Convention Center, Salt Lake City
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
(Noon-1:30 PM)*

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:10 Welcome and Chair’s Report
Roberto Mancini
- Chair of the Steering Committee

12:10 – 12:30 Steve Gitomer, Plasma Physics, Physics Division, National Science Foundation

12:30 – 12:50 Ann Satsangi and Sean Finnegan, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, Department of Energy

12:50 – 1:10 Ralph Schneider, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy

1:10 – 1:20 Bedros Afeyan, High Energy Density Science Users Project (HEDSUP)

1:20 – 1:30 General Discussion

Agenda available as a PDF by clicking here

 

2011 HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas
Salt Lake City, Utah

November 13th, 2011

 A Symposium on High Energy Density Plasma Physics consisting of five invited talks on topics of current interest in high energy density laboratory plasmas will be held at Deer Valley I-III in the Mariott Hotel inn downtown Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday evening, November 13th , starting at 7:30 PM. The symposium is one of a series organized every year at the APS Division of Plasma Physics annual meeting by the High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA) www.hedsa.org.

The program included the following presentations:

7:30 PM "Plasma Nuclear Physics: Opportunities for Nuclear Physics in HED plasmas", Dennis McNabb, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

8:00 PM "Particle Acceleration Using the 300TW Hercules Laser Facility: Physics and Applications", Karl Krushelnick, University of Michigan.

8:30 PM "Experiments Investigating Astrophysical Plasma Properties at the Z Facility", Jim Bailey, Sandia National Laboratories.

9:00 PM "The Creation and Diagnosis of Warm Dense Matter with X-Ray Free Electron Lasers", Justin Wark, Oxford University, UK.

9:30 PM "Recent achievements in the Study of X-Pinch Physics", Sergei Pikuz, Cornell University.

 

 

3rd High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA) symposium on High Energy Density Physics will be held on November 7 (Sunday), 2010 from 7:30-11:00 PM in room  Columbus GH  in Hyatt Regency Chicago (DPP meeting site).  The invited speakers include:

Dr. Don Cook, Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration "Comments on the NNSA perspective of the future of HEDLP" 

Professor Adam Frank, University of Rochester "The Perfect Storm: Jets and Heterogeneous Flows in Laboratory Astrophysics"

Dr. Mark Herrmann, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque "Using Magnetic Fields to Create and Control High Energy Density Matter"

Professor Todd Ditmire, University of Austin, Texas "High Field Science with Petawatt to Exawatt Lasers"

Dr. Manuel Hegelich, Los Alamos National Laboratory "Ultra-intense laser-matter interactions at extreme parameters: tackling the Extreme Field Frontier"

Dr. Tammy Ma, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory "Effects of Preplasma on Hot Electron Coupling and Propagation in Cone-Guided Fast Ignition"

 

HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas
Atlanta, Georgia

November 1st, 2009

 A Symposium on High Energy Density Plasma Physics consisting of six invited talks on topics of current interest in high energy density plasmas will be held at the Hannover F room in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta Sunday night, November 1 st , starting at 7:30 PM. The symposium is one of a series organized every year at the APS DPP annual meeting by the High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA)

The program included the following presentations:

7:30 PM. "Magnetically driven supersonic plasma jets in high energy density experiments", Sergey Lebedev, Imperial College, London

8:00 PM. "High intensity slow wave structures for relativistic particle acceleration" Howard Milchberg, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

8:30 PM "Current Experiments at the National Ignition Facility and Future Possibilities", John Kline, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

9:00 PM "STUD Pulses and KEEN Waves: Two Novel Ways to Control Laser-Plasma Instabilities in HEDP", Bedros Afeyan, Polymath Research Inc, Pleasanton, CA

9:30 PM: "Multicolor tomography of high-energy density plasmas", Roberto Mancini, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

10:00 PM. "Magnetic Fields in High Energy Plasmas", James Knauer, Laboratory of Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

More information about the DPP meeting can be found here: http://www.aps.org/meetings/unit/dpp/index.cfm

4th Annual General Meeting High Energy Density Science Association (HEDSA)


Inman Room, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
(Noon-2:00 PM)*

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:10 Welcome and Chair’s Report
Prof. Jorge Rocca
- Chair of the Steering Committee

12:10 – 12:30 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Perspective on the Joint NNSA/OFES High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP) Program
Dr. Chris Deeney
– Director of the Office of Defense
Science, NNSA, Department of Energy (DOE)

12:30 – 12:50 Office of Fusion Energy Science (OFES) Perspective on the Joint NNSA/OFES HEDLP Program
Dr. Ed Synokowski
– Director of OFES, DOE

12:50 – 1:00 National Science Foundation – Department of Energy Partnership Perspective on HEDLP Research
Dr. Michael Crisp
– Program Manager, OFES, DOE

1:00 – 1:10 Status Report on the HEDLP Research Needs Workshop
Professor Dave Hamme
r – Co-Chair, Research Needs
Workshop (ReNeW) on HEDLP

1:10 – 1:25 High Energy Density Science User’s Project (HEDSUP) Report
Dr. Bedros Afeyan
– Chair, HEDSUP

1:25 – 1:35 HEDSA Student Committee Report
Mike Purvis
– Chair, HEDSA Student Committee

1:35 – 2:00 General Discussion

* Lunch boxes will be available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel Cafeteria for purchase.

 

2009 HEDP Summer School

The 2009 HEDP Summer School announcement flyer can be found by clicking here. The Summer School website is:   http://meetings.lle.rochester.edu/FSCschool/

 

HEDSA Symposium on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas
November, 2008

The program included the following presentations:

7:00 PM Laser wakefield accelerator plasma physics and development Cameron G.R. Geddes, LBNL, Berkeley, CA

7:35 PM Visualization of luminal-velocity plasma structures Mike Downer, University of Texas at Austin

8:10 PM Extreme nonlinear optics and applications in HEDLP Margaret M. Murnane, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

8:45 PM HEDLP physics challenges in advanced IFE concepts: shock ignition Riccardo Betti University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

9:20 PM Relativistic collisionless shocks: from astrophysics to fast ignition L. O. Silva GoLP, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

9:55 PM Kinetic modeling using supercomputers: A critical element for the success of HEDLP Brian J. Albright LANL, Los Alamos, NM

 

HEDLP talk to the Plasma Committee of the NRC, October 10 -11, 2008 titled, "High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas: Exciting prospects for new physics and technology", given by Bedros Afeyan.

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