Raspberry Simpson

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Richard Petrasso
  • Residencies:
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2019)
  • 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