High Energy density science association
HEDSA was formed in 2005 to provide an organization to enable University and Small Business scientists who are working on high energy density research to:
- Advocate a broad-based High Energy Density Science research program based in universities and small businesses as well as in national laboratories and large companies.
- Advocate new initiatives to maintain the health of high energy density science and the related workforce in the United States, including the formation of a High Energy Density Science Users Program.
- Facilitate increased collaboration and communication opportunities among its members.
- Provide, in addition, a Point of Contact (individual) through whom university and small business high energy density research scientists can communicate with government agencies responsible for sponsoring such research in order to facilitate the flow of information in both directions.
Farhat Beg is a Shao-Chi and Lily Lin Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Engineering Science at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His expertise is in laser-plasma interaction, inertial and magneto-inertial fusion, pulsed power-driven X- and Z-pinches, and neutron sources. He has published over 280 papers in refereed journals, including Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Photonics, and Physical Review Letters, with total citations exceeding 15,000 and H-index of 60, according to Google Scholar.
Petros Tzeferacos is the director of the Flash Center for Computational Science, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Senior Scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics of the University of Rochester. His research combines theory, simulations, and experiments to tackle forefront topics in laboratory astrophysics, plasma physics, and high energy density science.
Thomas White is the Clemons-Magee Endowed Professor in Physics and an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. His current research focuses on using high-powered lasers to heat and compress materials to the extreme conditions found in the center of giant planets and during inertial confinement fusion efforts. Dr. White is the recipient of the Mousel-Feltner Excellence in Research Award from the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
HEDSA Student Chapter
The Student Chapter of US students in the field
of High Energy Density Physics.