Omega Laser Facility Users Group 2010 Workshop

28–30 April 2010

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WEDNESDAY, 28 April 2010
7:15 AM Registration--East entrance (entrance with the rounded glass front) of LLE  
7:30 AM - 8:20 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:25 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome R. L. McCrory
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Workshop objectives, working groups, announcements, queries R. Petrasso
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM High Energy Density Physics: An Astrophysicist's Perspective R. Rosner
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM How Charge Particles Equilibrate in HED Plasmas, and Why We Care G. Dimonte
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Transitioning Diagnostics and Platforms from OMEGA to NIF J. Kilkenny
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break  
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Role and Importance of HED Laboratory Physics from DOE/NNSA Perspective A. Hauer
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Facility Update: Progress on 2009 OLUG Recommendations S. Morse
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EP and OMEGA Performance Improvements K. Thorp
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM EP Contrast Measurements C. Dorrer
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Target Basics B. Blue
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Workshop Photo and Student/Post Doc Photo  
12:50 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch (box lunches)/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
1:30 PM - 4:15 PM Poster Session I  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Refreshments  
4:15 PM - 7:00 PM Poster Session II  
THURSDAY, 29 April 2010
7:30 AM - 8:20 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM Announcements/Queries R. Petrasso
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Diagnostic Qualification and Infrastructure Update G. Pien
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM EP Focal Spot Characterization

B. Kruschwitz

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM 4th Harmonic Probe Status W. Theobald
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Spherical Imaging Diagnostic Progress G. Fiksel
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Laboratory Astrophysics at OMEGA and the NIF R. P. Drake
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Critical Physics Issues for Fast Ignition P. Norreys
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM Benchmarks for Achieving Ignition R. Betti
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Role and Importance of HED Laboratory Physics from DOE Perspective  
  11:30 AM - 11:45 AM -------OFES------- OFES Rep.
  11:45 AM - 12:00 PM -------Office of the Under Secretary for Science ------- K. Budil
  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM -------Panel and Open Discussion with DOE  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch (Box lunches)/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Student/Post Doc/Young Researcher's Forum and Discussion  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Refreshments  
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM Working Group Break-out Sessions and Contributed Oral Talks  
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Banquet and No Host Reception Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse
FRIDAY, 30 April 2010
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Working Group Break-out Sessions Continue  
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Presentation and Discussion of Working Group Findings with LLE Management. Executive Committee begins write-up of findings/workshop report.  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Job Fair and Interviews for Post Docs and Young Researchers  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch (box lunches)/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Job Fair and Interviews for Post Docs, Young Researchers