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CLaSP Research Fellow earns first place award for presentation at laser conference

Posted: March 2, 2018

CLaSP Research Fellow earns first place award for presentation at laser conference

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Arijit Bose earned a first place award for a poster he presented at the 2018 User Group Meeting for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) & Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

 Arijit’s poster, which won the Poster Presentation by a Postdoctoral Scholar section, was titled, "Analysis of trends in direct drive cryogenic implosions on OMEGA, the reconstruction of the implosion core and extrapolation to National Ignition Facility Energies.”

"This year is the first time I attended this meeting," says Arijit. "It was a sort of exploration on my end. I wished to meet the scientists, post docs, and students working there, and think about future proposals for research and experiments that could be done at these facilities." 

Arijit was interviewed about his research for the Connections program on NPR. Check it out here:

The NIF - JLF user group meeting happens annually, and the aim is to bring together scientists and students doing research at the facilities. Attendees review experiments and scientific output done during the past year, as well as review proposals for the coming year. the group is also briefed about the laser facility, maintenance, and the current funding situation. 

NIF & Photon Science is a principal directorate of  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California. The directorate operates the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world’s largest and highest-energy laser.

from the NIF site: 
"The 192-beam National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world’s most energetic inertial confinement fusion (ICF) facility. The NIF laser’s unprecedented power, precision, and reproducibility, coupled with more than 50 available diagnostics and sophisticated target fabrication capability, enable a wide range of leading-edge scientific experiments. Initial experiments in areas such as materials science, nucleosynthesis, and astrophysical shocks have been conducted. Visit the Lasers Home Page.

"The Jupiter Laser Facility at LLNL consists of several laser systems with diverse capabilities. Laser time at Jupiter is provided through an open, competitive peer-review process. Users come from more than 90 institutions worldwide and more than 140 of Jupiter’s 500 users are students. Visit the Jupiter Laser Facility."

Congratulations, Arijit!