UC San Diego experimental team featured in Jupiter Laser Facility spotlight

June 4, 2018

The UC San Diego HEDP group frequently leads and participates in experiments at the Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) which operates three laser platforms at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Through experiments at JLF, new graduate students build hands-on skills while senior students and postdocs gain project leadership experience. In a recent experiment centered on x-ray spectroscopy of warm plasmas, the team was featured in a spotlight video produced by the lab.

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Ph. D. Candidate Rui Hua awarded poster prize at OLUG Workshop

April 27, 2018

Rui Hua of the UC San Diego HEDP group was awarded 2nd best poster among students presenting their work at the annual Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop. Rui is a Ph. D. candidate under Prof. Farhat Beg's advisement. Her thesis is focusing on the study of the self generated field structure at a strong shock front. In spite of the traditional understanding of a shock, where electric field is produced due to the electron pressure gradient, the work she led found that the self-generated magnetic field plays the most critical role from a recent shot on the Omega-EP laser. Rui's attendence was made possible by support from the US DOE/NNSA.

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UC San Diego Center for Energy Research, LPPFusion to Collaborate on Fusion Energy Research

October 5, 2017

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PhD Graduate Tammy Ma awarded prestigeous Presidential Early Career Award

February 18, 2016

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HEDP research on visualization of energy deposition in Fast Ignition published in Nature Physics journal

January 14, 2016

Nature Physics Article

Jonathan Peebles wins poster presentation award at 2016 SSAP Annual Review Symposium

February 18, 2016

PhD Graduate Tammy Ma featured in CNN mini-documentary Pioneers

December 06, 2015

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Farhat Beg appointed Director of the Center for Energy Research

December 2015

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Farhat Beg chairs 5th International Conference on High Energy Density Physics

August 23 2015

UC San Diego and LLNL collaborate on study of Matter Under Extreme Conditions

March 05 2015

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