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High Energy Density Science Summer School

Online from August 2 to August 6, 2021 

School Overview

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. 

See the schedule, instructor bios, student/postdoc talk and poster abstracts and other details on our Program Page!

Registration is now closed. Login information has been distributed to accepted students.

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) and 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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