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Nuclear Seminars 2014 Fall


  Title: Special Nuclear Seminar:
New frontiers of high energy density science on the NIF laser
  Speaker: Dr. Bruce Remington
  Institute: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
  Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST
  Place: Nieuwland Science Hall, Room 124

  Abstract:

Over the past 3 decades there has been an exponential increase in the newly emerging field of high energy density (HED) science. With the commissioning of the National Ignition Facility laser at LLNL, this field can now access new regimes of HED conditions in matter. I will describe a selection of examples of the HED science being pursued on NIF and on supporting facilities, drawing from inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and the ignition effort, applied HED science for the labs, and very recent progress in fundamental science on NIF. Areas of interest include probing the properties of matter in deep planetary interiors, stellar birth dynamics, supernova turbulent explosion dynamics, collisionless astrophysical shock formation and evolution, and nuclear reactions in dense HED plasma environments. In conclusion, I will describe the new Discovery Science program on NIF, with a look to the future.

* This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.


Topic

Date

Speaker

The reactions 12C(α,γ)16O and 12C+12C
in direct experiments – Present status
and perspectives
August 18 Dr. Frank Strieder
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Labor Day September 1
Fundamental Symmetries and
Quantum Chaos
September 8 Prof. Vladimir Zelevinsky
NSCL, MSU
High-precision Penning trap mass spectrometry of stable and long-lived isotopes September 15 Prof. Mathew Redshaw
Central Michigan University
Special Nuclear Seminar:
New frontiers of high energy density
science on the NIF laser
September 23 Dr. Bruce Remington
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Science in a melting pot - TRIUMF's efforts to advance the field of isotope production September 29 Dr. Paul Schaffer
TRIUMF, Canada
Fall Break October 20
TBA November 3 Prof. Graham Peaslee
Hope College, MI
TBA November 10 Dr. Daniel Bemmerer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
TBA November 17 Dr. Alain Lapierre
NSCL/MSU
TBA December 8 Prof. Con Beausang
University of Richmond, VA





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