HEDS Summer School 2017

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July 30 - August 11, 2017

UC San Diego campus, La Jolla, CA

This 2-week summer school will promote scholastic development through technical lectures given by field experts as well as career development sessions aimed at young researchers in HEDS fields of study.

The summer school is jointly organized by the High Energy Density Science Association and the Center for Frontiers in High Energy Density Science composed of UC San Diego, UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Housing, food, and travel costs will be covered for up to 75 selected undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs. The program is also open to research scientists for a nominal registration fee.  

Registration is now closed for HEDS Summer School attendees. 


Topics of interest will feature:

  • Material science and planetary physics
  • Laboratory astrophysics
  • Inertial confinement fusion physics
  • Atomic physics in plasmas and radiation spectroscopy
  • Laser-driven hydrodynamics and shocks
  • Intense laser plasma physics
  • Kinetic vs. fluid effects
  • Plasma turbulence

In addition to lectures on the above topics, the Summer School will comprise special sessions including:

  • Basic intense laser and pulsed power devices
  • Homework assignments and group study sessions
  • Diagnostics for HED experiments
  • Computational modeling tools workshop
  • Spectroscopic analysis workshop
  • Radiation hydrodynamics code workshop
  • Technical writing workshop
  • Panel discussion on career options in HEDS
  • Oral and poster sessions for students and postdocs
  • Tours at HEDP and target fabrication facilities at UC San Diego and GA

HEDS Summer School Archive



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E: summerschool@hedsa.org
HEDS Summer School
Center for Energy Research
9500 Gilman Drive #0417

La Jolla, California 92093-0417