HEDS Latest News
New experiments on the Draco laser (Germany) and the Texas Petawatt have successfully completed indicating high-energy laser produced protons. These experiments are motivated by large-scale 3D particle in cell simulations. The simulations indicate that the interaction of an intense short-pulse laser beam with a cryogenic hydrogen target is capable of producing a proton beam with energies up to 60 MeV.
The NIF user office announced 10 new discovery science awards for NIF shot time beginning in the spring of 2018. Two of these experiments, selected from among 26 proposals submitted last summer, are led or co-led by SLAC scientists investigating cosmic ray acceleration and brown dwarfs physics.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University has become an Institutional Member of Fusion Power Associates (FPA). Professor Siegfried H. Glenzer, Director of HED science at SLAC, will be the Institute's representative to FPA.
HEDS Division Director Siegfried Glenzer in Google self-driving car after presentation at the Google X Science Fair.
HPL 2016 will take place October 3-4, 2016 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, USA
A member of our Science Directorate’s High Energy Density Science (HEDS) division, Frederico Fiuza, is among the 49 winners of the Department of Energy’s 2016 Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge.
October 5-6, 2015
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Menlo Park, CA
Dr. Will Schumaker and Dr. Bhuvanesh Ramakrishna were awarded a USD$2,000.00 travel grant through the American Physical Society's International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP).
This program, established in 2004, seeks to promote international scientific collaborations between APS members and physicists in developing countries.
From SLAC Office of Communications
Shock Wave Experiment at SLAC’s X-ray Laser Tracks Formation of a Mysterious Type of Matter
In an experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists precisely measured the temperature and structure of aluminum as it transitions into a superhot, highly compressed concoction known as “warm dense matter.”