High Energy Density Physics

This fellowship supports graduate students planning to study high energy density physics and fluid dynamics, with particular emphasis on experimental investigations based on the utilization of lasers and/or pulsed power technology. This includes investigations in related areas of:

  • hydrodynamics
  • plasma physics
  • properties of materials under high energy density conditions
  • inertial fusion
  • atomic physics
  • radiation generation
  • the interaction of radiation with matter
  • physics of turbulence and fluid interfaces

Additional areas of study supported by this fellowship include the physics of turbulence and fluid interfaces, the understanding of astrophysical phenomena, and the development of novel diagnostic and measurement techniques to study phenomena under high energy density conditions.

View a list of current DOE NNSA SSGF fellows involved in this type of work.