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Join the HED Academic Community Forum On NNSA Ignition 2020 Report, Friday February 28, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington, DC 20008
Registration Required: https://www.orau.gov/ssap2020/hed-forum.htm
Ignition Red Team Review: The NNSA charged a Red Team review to “Determine the efficacy of NIF for ignition and credible physics-scaling to multi-megajoule yields for all methods of ignition.” Several years of work and review will culminate in a written report detailing supporting evidence, technology assessment, and uncertainty quantification.
Academic Community Forum: NNSA invites interested academic partners to a panel discussion of the Ignition 2020 findings to date, the outstanding fundamental science questions of ignition, and the role of contribution by the academic scientific community in future directions



Prospects for High-Gain IFE at The Royal Society 2nd–3rd March 2020

The scientific, technological, and programmatic evolution in ICF since the 2013 U.S. Report "An Assessment of the Prospects for IFE", motivates the Hooke Discussion Meeting "Prospects for High-Gain IFE", to be held 2–3 March 2020 at the Royal Society London. The aim is provide expert input to EUROFusion to update the European IFE RoadMap and expert advice on preparations for an IFE demonstration plant R&D roadmap. We have assembled many of the world's leading experts and policy advocates and warmly welcome you to participate in the discussion sessions. A poster session is available for scientific presentations.
Find out more at https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2020/03/inertial-fusion-energy/



Joint High-Energy-Density-Laboratory Plasma Science Funding Opportunity Announcement

  1. Announcement Number: DE-FOA-0002233
  2. Fiscal Year: 2020
  3. Post Date: 1/16/2020
  4. Close Date: 3/16/2020
  5. Submission Deadline for Letters of Intent (required): 01/30/2020
  6. Submission Deadline for Applications: 03/16/2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time


Recommend a Graduate Student to attend the 2020 Siegman International Summer School on Lasers! – Application Open

Do you know of a graduate student looking to network and expand their knowledge on the application of lasers? Then forward this message to them about the Siegman International Summer School on Lasers co-founded by the OSA Foundation and IPG Photonics.

The University of Warsaw is hosting the 7th annual school in Checiny, Poland from 18-25 July 2020 and invites any graduate student to apply today for this intense, week-long program where they will learn from peers and visionaries from around the world!