UC Los Angeles Collaborator, Christoph Niemann, Receives 2020 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research
Christoph Niemann, professor of physics and UCLA collaborator, has been awarded the 2020 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. Citation: "For generating Weibel-mediated collisionless shocks in the laboratory, impacting a broad range of energetic astrophysical scenarios, plasma physics, and experiments using high energy and high power lasers conducted at basic plasma science facilities."
UC Los Angeles Site Lead, Warren Mori, Receives James Clerk Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics
Warren Mori, professor of physics and UCLA site lead, has been awarded the 2020 APS Maxwell Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of plasma physics. Citation: "For leadership in and pioneering contributions to the theory and kinetic simulations of nonlinear processes in plasma-based acceleration, and relativistically intense laser and beam plasma interactions."
Grad Student, Shu Zhang, Wins Best Poster at SSAP Symposium
Shu Zhang, graduate student at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Center of Energy Research won one of the best poster awards at the 2020 Stewardship Science Academic Program symposium held in Washington DC from February 26-27. One hundred and twenty students presented posters. Shu’s best poster award was on his work on shock ignition of Inertial Confinement fusion with a title "Pump-Depletion Dynamics and Saturation of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Shock Ignition Relevant Experiments". He carried out his thesis work at the Omega laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Shu has been advised by Professor Beg of University of California San Diego and Dr. Mingsheng Wei of LLE.