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Upcoming Events

2022 LaserNetUS Users' Meeting

Save the dates! Aug. 16-18 in Fort Collins, CO. More details to follow.

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Basic Research Needs Workshop on Inertial Fusion Energy

Register now as an Attendee to participate in a series of plenary sessions on June 21 on Inertial Fusion Energy in the U.S.

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Awarded Experiments

LaserNetUS Cycle 4 Experiments Announced

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Publications

Transient Relativistic Plasma Grating to Tailor High-Power Laser Fields, Wakefield Plasma Waves, and Electron Injection

Q. Chen, D. Maslarova, J. Wang, S. X. Lee, V. Horny, and D. Umstadter. Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 164801, (2022).

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Enhancement of high energy X-ray radiography using compound parabolic concentrator targets

P. M. King, D. Rusby, A. Hannasch, N. Lemos, G. Tiwari, A. Pak, S. Kerr, G. Cochran, I. Pagano, G. J. Williams, S. F. Khan, M. Aufderheide, A. Kemp, S. Wilks, A. Macphee, F. Albert, B.M. Hegelich, M. Downer, M. Manuel, Z. Gavin, A. Haid, and A. Mackinnon. High Energy Density Phys. 42, 100978, (2022).

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White House Summit: Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy

Mar. 17, 2022 from 10AM - 1PM ET | Fusion energy leaders from government, industry, academia, and other stakeholder groups gather to showcase progress made and have inclusive conversations about an updated fusion strategy.

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IFE Strategic Planning Workshop

Feb. 22-24, 2022 | Identify opportunities in inertial fusion energy, and outline and develop a strategy for collaboration between HEDP, ICF, and IFE communities.

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Application deadline for DOE Office of Science Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards

Submit by May 12, 2022 at 5:00PM EST

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SLAC Public Lecture: Getting to the Core of Earth’s Magnetic Field

Panofsky Fellow Ben Ofori-Okai will share how LCLS can shed light on streams of molten iron in Earth's core thought to power the planet's magnetic fields.

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A new platform for ultra‑high dose rate radiobiological research using the BELLA PW laser proton beamline

J. Bin, L. Obst-Huebl, J.-H. Mao, K. Nakamura, L. D. Geulig, H. Chang, Q. Ji, L. He, J. De Chant, Z. Kober, A. J. Gonsalves, S. Bulanov, S. E. Celniker, C. B. Schroeder, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, B. A. Simmons, T. Schenkel, E. A. Blakely, S. Steinke, and A. M. Snijders. Sci. Rep. 12, 1484 (2022).

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Winter 2022 Virtual Course "Introduction to Plasma Physics" for Undergraduate Students

Introduction to plasma physics for students with no prior knowledge of plasma physics. The class is at the level of 2nd/3rd undergraduates in physics, math or engineering. Weekly, Jan. 31 to May 2 at 12:30pm EST.

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The University of Rochester welcomes the Flash Center for Computational Science

As of October 25, 2021, the Flash Center for Computational Science officially moved from the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago to the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Rochester.

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Application deadline for DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) during Summer 2022

Submit by Jan. 12, 2022 | 5:00PM EST

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Publications

Vacuum laser acceleration of super-ponderomotive electrons using relativistic transparency injection

P. K. Singh, F.-Y. Li, C.-K. Huang, A. Moreau, R. Hollinger, A. Junghans, S. Wang, A. Favalli, C. Calvi, Y. Wang, H. Song, J. J. Rocca, R. E. Reinovsky, and S. Palaniyappan. Nat. Commun. 13, 54 (2022).

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Light-scattering dynamics could inform interpretation of Big Bang remnants

By confirming certain light-scattering dynamics first proposed a half-century ago, University of Nebraska–Lincoln physicists are casting fresh eyes on the universe-birthing fireworks ignited by the Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago.

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Seeking Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) within Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) is searching for a Department Head. For full consideration, submit your application by Jan. 31, 2022.

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Dissertations

Optical Response of Plasmas From Moderate Intensity To The Relativistic Regime

A. Zingale, PhD, The Ohio State University, Advisor: D. Schumacher

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DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program

Completed applications are to be submitted by Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4pm EST

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Department of Energy Announces $6.5 Million for Research on High Energy Density Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science and DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced a plan to provide up to $6.5 million to support work related to High-Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP).

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Ion acceleration and D‐D fusion neutron generation in relativistically transparent deuterated nanowire arrays

A. Curtis, R. Hollinger, C. Calvi, S. Wang, S. Huanyu, Y. Wang, A. Pukhov, V. Kaymak, C. Baumann, J. Tinsley, V.N. Shlyaptsev, and J.J. Rocca. Phys. Rev. Research 3, 043181 (2021).

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