Raspberry Simpson

  • Program Year: 3
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Lindley Winslow
  • Residencies:
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2019)
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2020)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Applied Physics, Columbia University, 2014; A.A. Physics, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 2011

Publications

1. TITLE: Comparison of polystyrene scintillator fiber array and monolithic polystyrene for neutron imaging and radiography;
AUTHORS: Raspberry Simpson, T.E. Cutler, C.R. Danly, M.A. Espy, J.H. Goglio, J. F. Hunter, A.C. Madden, D.R. Mayo, F.E. Merrill, R.O. Nelson, A.L. Swift, C.H. Wilde and T.G. Zocco,
JOURNAL: Review of Scientific Instruments
2. TITLE: Demonstration of a Time-Integrated Short Line of Sight Neutron Imaging System for Inertial Confinement Fusion;
AUTHORS: Raspberry Simpson, K. Christensen, C. Danly, V. Fatherley, D. Fittinghoff, G.Grim, N. Izumi, D. Jedlovec, F.E. Merrill, K. Skulina, P. Volegov and C. Wilde
JOURNAL: Review of Scientific Instruments, 86, 125112 (2015)

3. TITLE: On three-dimensional reconstruction of a neutron/x-ray source from very few two-dimensional projections
AUTHORS: P. Volegov, C. Danly, F.E. Merrill, Raspberry Simpson and C. Wilde
JOURNAL: Journal of Applied Physics,118, 205903 (2015)

4. TITLE: Development of Multi-GeV Electron Radiography for Measurements of Fast, Dynamic Systems
AUTHORS: F.E. Merrill, C. Danly, J. Fabritius, F. Mariam, D. Poulson, Raspberry Simpson, P. Walstrom and C. Wilde
JOURNAL: Bulletin of American Physical Society, 60 (2015)

5. TITLE: Simultaneous neutron and x-ray imaging of inertial confinement fusion experiments along a single line of sight at Omega
AUTHORS: C. Danly, T. Day, D. Fittinghoff, H. Herrmann, N. Izumi, Y. Kim, J. Martinez, F.E. Merrill, D. Schmidt, Raspberry Simpson, P. Volegov, and C. Wilde
JOURNAL: Review of Scientific Instruments, 86, 043503 (2015)

6. TITLE: Characterizing quantum-dot doped liquid scintillator for applications to neutrino detectors;
AUTHORS: L. Winslow and Raspberry Simpson
JOURNAL: Journal of Instrumentation, 7 P07010 (2012)

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1. CONFERENCE: SSAP Symposium (North Bethesda, Maryland 2018)
TITLE: Diagnosing fuel areal density asymmetries in cryogenic ICF implosions at OMEGA using knock-on deuteron spectra

2. CONFERENCE: APS Division of Plasma Physics Conference (San Jose, CA 2016)
TITLE: Exploring the effects of ion charge and mass on multi-ion and kinetic physics in DT exploding pushers at OMEGA and the NIF

3. CONFERENCE: High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics Conference (Madison, WI 2016)
TITLE: Comparison of polystyrene scintillator fiber array and monolithic polystyrene for neutron imaging and radiography
4. CONFERENCE: SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference (San Diego, CA 2015)
TITLE: Demonstration of a time-integrated short line of sight neutron imaging system for inertial confinement fusion

5. CONFERENCE: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summer Research Symposium (Cambridge, MA 2011)
TITLE: Development of quantum-dot based liquid scintillators for antineutrino detection

6. CONFERENCE: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summer Research Symposium (Cambridge, MA 2010)
TITLE: Construction and calibration of gaseous electron multiplier detectors for the OLYMPUS experiment


ORAL PRESENTATIONS

1. SEMINAR: Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Seminar Series (Los Alamos, NM 2015);
TITLE: New techniques for neutron imaging at the national ignition facility

2. SEMINAR: Columbia University/Nevis Laboratories Summer Research Seminar (New York, NY 2013)
TITLE: Investigation of FERMI-LAT unassociated source in the Milagro emission regions

3. SEMINAR: High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory Collaboration Meeting (Santa Fe, NM 87501)
TITLE: Characterization of photomultiplier tubes for HAWC-300

4. APS Contributed Talk: Diagnosing fuel areal density in cryogenic DT ICF implosions at OMEGA using knock on deuteron spectra (Portland, OR) 2018

5. APS Contributed Talk: Diagnosing fuel areal density in cryogenic DT ICF implosions at OMEGA using knock on deuteron spectra and knock on deuteron imaging (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 2019

Awards

MIT Graduate Woman of Excellence Award