DOE NNSA SSGF Annual Program Review Agenda

Wednesday, July 25 – Friday, July 27
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA

Wednesday, July 25 (Pre-conference Activities)
7:00am – 9:00pm RegistrationGrand Registration Desk
7:00 – 8:00am Breakfast Buffet (for HPC Workshop Attendees)Salons H & J
8:30am – 4:45pm HPC Workshop (Optional)Salons A, B & C
4:30 – 5:00pm New Fellows' Photo Session & Incoming Class PhotoJefferson
6:00 – 7:30pm New Attendee DinnerSalon H
James Corones — President, Krell Institute

Introduction to the DOE NNSA SSGF Program
John Ziebarth — DOE NNSA SSGF Program Manager, Krell Institute
7:30 – 9:00pm Fellows & Alumni Event
Thursday, July 26
7:00am – 7:00pm RegistrationGrand Registration Desk
7:00am – 1:30pm Poster Set UpSky View at Gateway
7:30 – 9:00am Breakfast BuffetSalons H, J & K
9:00 – 9:15am Krell Institute WelcomeSalons E, F & G
9:15 – 9:30am WelcomeSalons E, F & G
Ralph Schneider — Director, Office of Defense Science, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Session ISalons E, F & G
Moderator: J. Bradley Beck — Los Alamos National Laboratory
9:30 – 10:15am KeynoteSalons E, F & G
Victor Reis — Senior Advisor, Office of Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy
“Sputnik, Climate, Fukushima and Small Modular Reactors: Innovation and Planning to 'Change the Game'”
10:15 – 10:45am BreakFoyer, Salons E, F & G
Session IISalons E, F & G
Moderator: Alan Wan — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
10:45 – 11:15am Jordan McDonnell — University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Microscopic Theory of Fission at Finite Temperature”
11:15 – 11:45am Paul Davis — University of California, Berkeley
“Investigating Warm Dense Matter with X-ray Scattering”
12:00 – 1:30pm LuncheonSalon K
Angelo Signoracci — Postdoctoral Researcher, CEA/Saclay (France)
“Improving Via the Postdoc”
Session IIISalons E, F & G
Moderator: Paul Miller — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1:30 – 2:15pm Invited Speaker
J. Bradley Beck — National Security Office Program Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory
“Stockpile Stewardship Challenges: Los Alamos National Laboratory Highlights”
2:15 – 3:15pm Fellows & Alumni Discussion SessionSalons E, F & G
4:00 – 6:00pm Fellows' Poster SessionSky View at Gateway
Welcome & Opening Remarks (4:00 p.m.)
Ralph Schneider — Director, Office of Defense Science, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Friday, July 27
7:00am – 6:00pm RegistrationGrand Registration Desk
8:30 – 9:30am Breakfast BuffetSalon H & J
Session IVSalons E, F & G
Moderator: Ray Leeper — Sandia National Laboratories – New Mexico
9:30 – 10:15am Invited Speaker
Kimberly Budil — N Program Manager, Global Security Principal Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
“National Security ST&E at LLNL”
10:15 – 10:45am Patrick O'Malley — Rutgers University
“Nuclear Physics Reactions of Astrophysical Importance”
10:45 – 11:15am Poster & Essay Contest Winners AnnouncementSalons E, F & G
11:45am – 1:30pm Lunch & DOE Laboratory Poster SessionSalon K
Session VSalons E, F & G
Moderator: Kimberly Budil — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1:30 – 2:15pm Invited Speaker
Ray Leeper — Manager, Diagnostics and Target Physics Department, Sandia National Laboratories – New Mexico
“High Energy Density Physics Research at Sandia National Laboratories”
2:15 – 2:45pm Richard Kraus — Harvard University
“From Janus to Z to the Moon and Mercury: Laboratory Shock and Release Experiments to Study Giant Planetary Collisions”
2:45 – 3:45pm Practicum Coordinator SessionSalons E, F & G
  • Paul Bradley — Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Ray Leeper — Sandia National Laboratories – New Mexico
  • Paul Miller — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Michael Veilleux — Sandia National Laboratories – California
Saturday, July 28 (Optional Leadership Workshop)
7:30 – 9:00am Breakfast Buffet (for Leadership Workshop Attendees)Salons H & J
9:00am – 4:30pm DOE CSGF Leadership Workshop (Optional)Salons A, B & C

Leadership in Science and Engineering:
C3 - Communication, Collaboration, Creativity

The goal of this workshop is to advance the careers of fellows and alumni by providing them with insights, information and tools to become leaders within the computational science community through increased creativity in their research and through enhanced communication and collaboration skills.

Please note: A component of the DOE CSGF Annual Conference, this workshop is also open to DOE NNSA SSGF fellows. For event specifics, please view the DOE CSGF conference agenda for Saturday, July 28. Those planning to attend should indicate such on the DOE NNSA SSGF conference registration form.