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Pulsed Power Technology &
Radiation Effects Science

For Information please contact:

Thomas Mattsson
High Energy Density Physics Theory

Laveryn Apodaca
Logistics POC
(505) 284-6727

Fundamental Science with Pulsed Power: Research Opportunities and User Meeting

Sandia National Laboratories is sponsoring a research opportunities and user meeting in Albuquerque, NM on July 20-23, 2014



Over the last few years, our ability to drive matter to unprecedented pressure / temperature states has produced significant new insights across many fields, including material science, planetary science, astrophysics, fusion science, radiation science, and plasma physics. Sandia’s Z facility is the premier facility in the world in the area of pulsed-power science and has unique capabilities to deliver high-precision data at extreme conditions. The Z facility is available to the academic community for fundamental science experiments and a first call for proposals was issued in 2010. Following the call was a review process and six projects were awarded experimental time – together they constitute the fundamental science program on Z. Close interactions with the international research community are crucial for continued success and improvements of the fundamental science program. The workshop is the fifth of a series of yearly workshops held on the topic of fundamental science in extreme environments.


Workshop Objectives

The workshop will focus on discussing opportunities for high-impact research using Sandia’s Z machine, a future 100 GPa class facility, and possible topics for growing the academic (off-Z-campus) science relevant to the Z Fundamental Science Program (ZFSP) and related projects in astrophysics, planetary science, MagLIF-relevant magnetized HED science, and materials science. The user meeting is for Z collaborative users to:

a) Hear about the Z accelerator facility status and plan.

b) Present the status of their research.

c) Be provided with a venue to meet and work as groups.

d) Invited speakers

Professor Yogi Gupta, Washington State University
Professor Stein Jacobsen, Harvard University
Professor Yue Ying Lau, University of Michigan
Professor Kanani Lee, Yale University
Professor Anil Pradhan, The Ohio State University
Professor Ronald Redmer, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Professor Charles Seyler, Cornell University
Dr. Dylan Spaulding, Harvard University
Professor Renata Wentzcovitch, University of Minnesota
Professor Don Winget, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Jim Bailey, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Daniel Sinars, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Sebastien Hamel, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dr. Marcus Knudson, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Thomas Mattsson, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Russ Olson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. Bruce Remington, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Workshop Agenda

The workshop will be held at the Andaluz Hotel in downtown Albuquerque (see below for details).  Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the hotel as part of the workshop, along with snack and drinks during breaks.  There are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel for dinners. 



Registration Information

Registration costs (includes reception, breakfasts, lunches, and snacks during morning and afternoon breaks):

             Registration Fee: $150.00

Payment must be done online using the Sandia WebPay system. Select the following event name from the "Event Information" dropdown menu:

Register Here


Hotel Information

Hotel Andaluz

125 Second Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Note: The "cut-off date" for accepting reservations into this room block is Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Hotel Andaluz will be offering complimentary valet parking for conference attendees.

Book Hotel Here