DOE NNSA SSGF Annual Program Review

Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30
Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Updated Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Sunday, June 26
(Tour attendees arrive throughout the day.)
3:30 – 7:00pm RegistrationVeranda AB
4:00 – 5:00pm New Attendee OrientationCanyon View A
5:00 – 7:00pm Early Bird ReceptionCanyon View A
Monday, June 27
(Non-tour attendees arrive throughout the day.)
6:00 – 7:00am BreakfastCanyon View A
7:00am – 5:30pm Nevada Test Site Tour (closed event)
Limited to preregistered fellows and alumni.
Tuesday, June 28
7:30 – 8:30am RegistrationVeranda AB
7:30 – 8:30am BreakfastVeranda C
8:45 – 8:50am Krell Institute WelcomeVeranda AB
Robert Voigt — Krell Institute
8:50 – 9:00am DOE NNSA Welcome
Ralph Schneider — Director, Office of Research & Development, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Session IVeranda AB
Moderator: Brad Beck, Los Alamos National Laboratory
9:00 – 9:45am Invited Speaker
John Edwards — ICF Program Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
“In Pursuit of Ignition at the National Ignition Facility – Progress and Challenges”
9:45 – 10:15am Mareena (Robinson) Snowden — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“The Initialization Problem: A Study of Passive Neutron-induced High-energy Gamma Warhead Signatures for Nuclear Dismantlement Verification”
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:00am J. Scott Moreland — Duke University
“Determining QGP Initial Conditions and Transport Properties With Quantitative Uncertainty”
11:00 – 11:30am Sabrina Strauss — University of Notre Dame
“Beta-Delayed Neutron Emission Using the Beta Paul Trap”
11:30am – 1:00pm LuncheonVeranda C
1:15 – 1:45pm Christopher Young — Stanford University
“Tracking Plasma Dynamics With Time-resolved Laser Diagnostics”
1:45 – 2:15pm Hong Sio — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Time-resolved Nuclear Diagnostics for Probing Implosion Dynamics and Kinetic/Multi-ion Effects on OMEGA and the NIF”
2:30 – 3:30pm Set Up: Fellows' Poster SessionVeranda C
3:30 – 5:00pm Fellows' Poster SessionVeranda C
Sarah Wilk — Deputy Director, Office of Research and Development, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
6:30 – 9:30pm Bowling & Game Room SocialRed Rock Lanes
Open to all attendees.
Wednesday, June 29
8:00 – 9:00am RegistrationVeranda AB
8:00 – 9:00am BreakfastVeranda C
8:30 – 9:00am Photo Session: Incoming Fellows & Fellow/Alumni RetakesStrip View A
Session IIVeranda AB
Moderator: Tracy Vogler, Sandia National Laboratories
9:00 – 9:45am Invited Speaker
Charles W. Nakhleh — Division Leader, Theoretical Design (XTD), Los Alamos National Laboratory
“Future Opportunities and Challenges in the Stockpile Stewardship Program”
9:45 – 10:15am Postdoc Experiences from an Alumni Perspective
  • Richard Kraus — Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; DOE NNSA SSGF Alumnus
  • Samantha Lawrence — Post-doctoral Appointee, Hydrogen & Materials Science Department, Sandia National Laboratories; DOE NNSA SSGF Alumna
10:15 – 11:15am Postdoc/Career Panel
A brief introduction by each lab about what they do, what types of positions they offer and how to obtain one, and facts about their early career programs followed by questions from the audience.
  • Jeffrey Hittinger, Moderator — Group Leader, Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Paul Bradley, Panelist — R&D Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Paul Miller, Panelist — Associate Division Leader, Design Physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • David Ampleford, Panelist — R&D Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories
11:15am – 12:15pm Planning Your Practicum
Information provided by Krell staff on how this process works as well as suggestions/comments from fellows, alumni and practicum coordinators.
12:15 – 1:15pm LuncheonVeranda C
Essay Contest Winner Announcement
Bill Cannon — Science Media Manager, Krell Institute
1:30 – 2:00pm Outgoing Fellows' Session & Informal DiscussionVeranda AB
A chance to provide outgoing fellows with the process of transitioning from fellow to alumni, and the opportunity to ask questions/make comments regarding the fellowship/guidelines/requirements. Open to all attendees.
2:15 – 2:30pm Set Up: DOE Laboratory Poster SessionVeranda C
2:30 – 4:30pm DOE Laboratory Poster SessionVeranda C
5:45pm – Bus Departs for National Atomic Testing Museum
6:30 – 8:30pm Off-site EventNational Atomic Testing Museum
Thursday, June 30
8:30 – 9:30am Closing BreakfastVeranda C
Followed by attendee departures.