High Energy Density Summer School
Foundations of High Energy Density Physics
June 2024 dates to be announced
Presented at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
High-energy-density physics is an actively growing field that exploits the ability of various modern devices to create pressures of millions of atmospheres in dynamic, high-temperature, and even relativistic systems. This field of physics is essential to inertial fusion research, to using such tools to address issues in astrophysics, and to other fundamental studies and applications. To promote the spread of broad, fundamental knowledge in this new field, and to help train the new entrants to it, this summer school is being offered in virtual format for 2022.
Topics to be covered include:
- Fundamental Equations and Equations of State
- Shocks, Rarefactions, and their Interactions
- Hydrodynamic Instabilities
- Radiative Transfer
- Radiation Hydrodynamics
- Creating High-Energy-Density Conditions
- Inertial Fusion
- Experimental Astrophysics
- Relativistic Systems
This course provides an in-depth introduction to the field and includes approximately 25 hours of lecture on 10 days. Instruction by Carolyn Kuranz, Alec Thomas, Louise Willingale, Ryan McBride, Eric Johnsen, and Scott Baalrud. The lectures will be based primarily on the book High-Energy-Density Physics (2nd ed.) authored by Prof. R Paul Drake, available from Springer Verlag or Amazon.
The course is aimed primarily at graduate students, young scientists, and experienced scientists who are just entering high-energy-density physics. Both the book and the lectures assume familiarity with partial differential vector calculus.
This year the course will be entirely virtual and there is no charge to participate. All participants MUST register. The virtual link will be provided only upon completion of registration and will be sent closer to the start of the course.
Registration opens soon.
For more information contact: Jan Beltran at 734-936-0494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is made possible by the National Nuclear Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan.