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 will open by April 3.
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