Dates Organizing Committee  |  Workshop Leads  |  Topics of Interest  |  Special Sessions

July 28 - August 10, 2019

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 professional development sessions aimed at early-career researchers in HEDS fields of study.

The summer school is jointly organized by the by the Center for Frontiers in High Energy Density Science and the new NNSA Center for Excellence: Center for Matter Under Extreme Conditions.

Housing, food, and travel costs will be covered for up to 50 selected undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs. The program is also open to research scientists for a nominal registration fee.  

Stay through the end of Summer School to participate in the National Security Workshop on HEDS where we explore technical, policy and international perspectives & implications.  August 8-9, 2019

Organizing Committee:
Chris McGuffey (UC San Diego)
Farhat Beg (UC San Diego)
Mario Manuel (General Atomics)
Miriam Holtzman (UC San Diego)
Megan Murphy (UC San Diego)
Jose Saucedo (UC San Diego)

Workshop leads:
Alexey Arefiev (UC San Diego)
Stephanie Hansen (Sandia NL)
Petros Tzeferacos (U Chicago)

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:

  • 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
  • Matters of National Security in HEDS