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Jon Spalding wins American Nuclear Society "Best Student Paper" award at 17th Topical Meeting on Fusion.

19 May 2007

Jon Spalding, graduate student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and member of the Center for Energy Research, was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 17th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, sponsored by the American Nuclear Society. His paper is entitled "Longitudinal Tracking of Direct Drive Inertial Fusion Targets".

Papers were judged according to six, equally-weighted attributes: organization/clarity, originality, demonstration of knowledge, validity of data, validity of conclusions, and utilization of illustrations and graphics. The award includes a plaque, cash prize, and invitation to submit an extended article to the ANS journal Fusion Science and Technology.

Jon's advisor is Dr. Mark Tillack. A preprint of his article can be found here.