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Title: Laser-Driven High Energy Density Physics    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 02/10/2014
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: 1 LeConte Hall
Speaker: David Meyerhofer
Affiliation: Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, University of Rochester
Contact Person: Sarah Wittmer   (510) 642-3034

High-Energy Density (HED) physics is loosely defined as the response of matter to pressures of one million atmospheres and higher. This is a pressure range that is important for inertial confinement fusion, many astrophysical systems, and nuclear weapons. This talk will describe how high energy and high intensity lasers can create HED conditions in the laboratory and how these systems are diagnosed to understand their properties.