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Raspberry Simpson is adapting a diagnostic for use at the National Ignition Facility and other instruments.
Rebecca Hartman-Baker was chosen for her skills in high-performance computing, building a diverse community, and communicating the potential of computational science.
Their research focuses on pulsed power, physics, materials science and engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Raspberry Simpson chose the prestigious school after attending its summer research program.
The agency's website features comments from each fellow and their formal program portraits.
The four students will serve at least two 12-week residencies at one of four DOE NNSA facilities. They begin their fellowships this fall.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) pairs multidisciplinary science and engineering with world-class experimental and computing resources to develop solutions to the nation’s most pressing national security problems. Stockpile Stewardship Program researchers seek to understand the scientific details of nuclear weapon performance through nonnuclear tests and experimentally validated computer simulations. LLNL multidisciplinary science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs in counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, domestic security and energy and environmental security.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) combines cutting-edge experimental and computational tools to meet the nation’s national security needs. LANL’s primary responsibility is to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent. To meet this duty without nuclear testing, LANL scientists and engineers acquire data and develop models to understand the performance and behavior of nuclear weapons. Their research also contributes to broader national security needs in nuclear non-proliferation and counter-terrorism, energy and climate, and biodefense.
Located in southern Nevada just north of Las Vegas, the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is the nation’s premier facility for high-hazard experimentation in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Stockpile Stewardship and Global Security missions and has a 65-year legacy of developing cutting edge, high-precision diagnostic technologies at extreme time, energy and spatial scales.
For more than 60 years, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues. Sandia's research staff works at the forefront of innovation, collaborating in research with universities and companies and pursuing discretionary research projects with significant potential impact. The Pulsed Power Sciences Center at Sandia is the steward of pulsed power science and applications for the United States. SNL scientists perform high energy density experiments on the Z facility and other facilities at Sandia and throughout the country.