Created in 2015, the mission of the High Energy Density Science Center is to foster collaborations that have the potential to enhance the vitality of high energy density (HED) science research using laser facilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The HEDS Center supports academic collaborations on the application of high-intensity, high-energy lasers in areas that include laser-plasma physics, the study of matter under extreme conditions, and ultra-short, laser-pulse interaction physics.
Partnering with LLNL's National Ignition Facility & Photon Science Directorate, Physical & Life Sciences Directorate, and Weapons & Complex Integration Directorate, the HEDS Center aims to help strengthen HEDS research by:
By integrating education, outreach, and research; partnering with universities and other national laboratories; and building connections to existing research efforts that support LLNL’s national security mission, the center aims to establish a vibrant virtual campus for HEDS research.
Upcoming HEDS Center seminars: