Topics of Interest  |  Special Sessions 

August 2-6, 2021

Online (Log-in information will be provided to confirmed participants prior to the workshop)

The program will take place over Zoom.  An email with all login information will be sent out to all accepted students shortly before the event.  (Likely the weekend before.)  We request that you do not share this link or login information with anyone else, as we are restricting attendance to accepted students only.

This 1-week summer school will promote scholastic development through technical lectures given by field experts as well as professional development sessions aimed at early-career researchers in HEDS fields of study. Download the informational flyer here.

The summer school is organized by the UC San Diego based NNSA Center for Excellence: Center for Matter Under Extreme Conditions. 

Review the current Program here.  See instructor bios, student talk and poster abstracts and other details on our Program Page!

Important Dates:
Registration is now closed.

Important Zoom Links/Gather.Town Guides: July 30, 2021
Summer School Begins: August 2, 2021

Organizing Committee:
Farhat Beg (UC San Diego)
Fabio Conti (UC San Diego)
Chris McGuffey (General Atomics)
Joohwan Kim (UC San Diego)
Miriam Holtzman (UC San Diego)
Mario Manuel (General Atomics)

Topics of interest

  • 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

Special Sessions

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

  • Intense laser and pulsed power devices
  • Diagnostics for HED experiments
  • Panel discussion on career options in HEDS
  • Oral and poster sessions
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