Center Collaborates with University of Rochester to Deliver New Graduate Course

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Professor Gilbert 'Rip' Collins from the University of Rochester will teach a new graduate course focused on special topics in HED physics.

The LLNL High Energy Density Science (HEDS) Center is collaborating with the University of Rochester to offer a new graduate course focused on special topics in HED physics, as part of the Center's expanding range of educational opportunities.

This course will survey the field of HED Science, extending from ultra-dense matter to the radiation-dominated regime. Topics will include experimental and computational methods for the production, manipulation, and diagnosis of HED matter; thermodynamic equations-of-state; dynamic transitions between equilibrium phases; and radiative and other transport properties. Throughout the course, students will make connections with key HEDS applications in astrophysics, laboratory fusion, and new quantum states of matter. More information regarding course content can be found on the course syllabus.

The for-credit course will be taught by University of Rochester Professor Gilbert ‘Rip’ Collins and Assistant Professor Ryan Rygg. Collins is a former director of LLNL's HEDS Center and a fellow of the American Physical Society. Rygg is a former LLNL researcher and now serves as a senior scientist for the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester.

The course will run from August 28 to December 11, 2019. LLNL employees can participate in this professional development opportunity by enrolling as a non-matriculated student or by auditing the course. They will also be able to view recorded course lectures without officially auditing the course. LLNL employees who would like to receive more information regarding viewing course lectures should contact Ulysses Rodriguez from LLNL's training team.

To register for the course as a non-matriculated student, contact the University of Rochester. Registration ends August 26.