Hui Chen

Center Collaborates with UC San Diego to Deliver Plasma Diagnostics Course

December 2019

LLNL’s HED Science Center is collaborating with the University of California, San Diego, to offer a graduate-level course in diagnostics for HED plasmas. The 10-week online course will begin on March 31, 2020 and will be co-taught by two HED science experts from LLNL.


Application Period Opens for HEDS Postdoctoral Fellowship at LLNL

October 2019

The HED Science Center is offering a highly competitive, two-year postdoctoral position at LLNL. The fellowship is open to researchers working in all HED-related disciplines. Fellows are free to pursue their own research agenda under the guidance of a senior staff scientist who serves as a mentor.

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HEDS Center Offers New Short Course on Laser-Plasma Interaction

October 2019

The HED Science Center will offer a three-week course during November 2019, which will explore the principles of laser-plasma interactions that are relevant to HED physics. Pierre Michel, an LLNL expert in plasma physics, will teach the course on-site at LLNL, and his recorded lectures will be available through the HEDS Center.

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Center Collaborates with University of Rochester to Deliver New Graduate Course

August 2019

LLNL's HED Science Center is collaborating with the University of Rochester to offer a new graduate course focused on special topics in HED physics. The course will survey the field of HED Science, extending from ultra-dense matter to the radiation-dominated regime.

Tadashi Ogistu

LLNL’s HED Science Center Facilitates Collaborations with Researchers from Japan

January 2019

LLNL’s High Energy Density Science Center continues to foster a broad range of collaborative efforts with researchers and students from Japan, including a two-day event in Washington, DC, where participants explored areas for potential collaboration.

Professor Farhat Beg

LLNL Collaborates with the University of California and LANL to Study Frontiers in HED Science

December 2018

The University of California (UC) Office of the President provided more than $4 million to fund a three-year collaborative effort between UC researchers and scientists at two national laboratories—LLNL and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The effort includes establishing the Center for Frontiers in High Energy Density Science to study the fundamentals of nuclear physics, planetary science, and astrophysics.

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Seminar Series Connects HED Science Experts

December 2018

LLNL’s HED Science Center hosted 31 speakers during 2018 as part of the Center’s Seminar Series. The ongoing program invites HED science researchers from around the world to discuss their work, connecting experts from other institutions with LLNL scientists.

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LLNL’s HED Science Center Collaborates with APS Bridge Program

December 2018

LLNL hosted a visit from Ted Hodapp,  leader of the APS Bridge Program, to explore collaborative initiatives with LLNL’s HED Science Center, including hosting students from the program who want to pursue careers in physics.

Stefan Hau-Riege

Center Delivers New HED Science Courses

November 2018

As part of efforts to expand educational opportunities in HED science, LLNL’s HED Science Center delivered an 11-week, for-credit course regarding Extreme Physics for students from the University of California (UC) San Diego. The HEDS Center also offered several short courses, including one taught by LLNL physicist Stefan Hau-Riege regarding the interaction of x-rays with matter.

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New Consortium Aims to Expand HED Science Education and Research Collaborations

October 2018

A three-year funding award from NNSA’s Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program enabled LLNL and three academic institutions to form the Consortium for High Energy Density Science, a partnership that aims to expand training opportunities for students and research collaborations among the participating institutions, which include Florida A&M University, Morehouse College, and the University of California (UC) Merced.


LLNL Partners with UC San Diego and Other Institutions to Form an NNSA Center of Excellence

October 2018

LLNL will be part of a new National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Center of Excellence, which will be managed by the University of California (UC) San Diego. With funding provided by NNSA, the Center for Matter under Extreme Conditions will facilitate interaction between national lab scientists and university leaders and provide opportunities for students to conduct research at partnering institutions, including LLNL.

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HEDS Center Strategic Plan Emphasizes Education and Collaborative Research

September 2018

LLNL’s HED Science Center released its five-year strategic plan in September 2018, highlighting the Center’s focus on fostering expanded research collaborations in the field of HED science and increasing the number of scientists working in this rapidly evolving discipline.

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HED Science Center Hosts Workshop on Nuclear Processes in Dense Plasmas

August 2018

The Laboratory’s HED Science Center hosted a workshop regarding nuclear processes in dense plasmas, providing a forum where members of the HED science and nuclear physics communities could share ideas. The workshop took place on July 30 and August 1, 2018, at LLNL.

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LLNL’s Academic Collaboration Team Focuses on Strategic Partnerships

February 2018

The HED Science Center at LLNL participates in the Laboratory’s Academic Collaboration Team (ACT), established in early 2018, which also includes LLNL’s Inertial Confinement Fusion and Weapon Physics Design programs. The goal of this multidisciplinary team is to advance LLNL’s strategic partnerships with universities.


Workshop Explores National Security Dimensions of HED Science

January 2018

LLNL’s HED Science Center helped organize a two-day workshop regarding national security and HED science, held in January 2018 at the University of California San Diego. Workshop attendees explored the national security dimensions of HED science from technical, policy, and international perspectives.