Arnaud Colaïtis

Dr. Arnaud Colaïtis is a theoretical and computational physicist. His research focuses on the multiscale modeling of laser–plasma interactions at fluid scales for the study of high-energy-density physics. The models he develops are used to study the physics of inertial confinement fusion, plasma photonics, and laboratory astrophysics experiments. He received his M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace in Toulouse, France in 2010. During the last year of his studies, he conducted a second M.Sc. at Imperial College London, studying astrophysics, planetology, cosmology, and plasma physics. After working for two years as a research engineer in the modeling of the Martian atmosphere, he joined the Centre d'Etudes Lasers Intenses et Applications in Bordeaux from 2012 until 2015. There, he obtained his Ph.D. under Vladimir Tikhonchuk's supervision. The title of his thesis was "Multiscale Description of the Laser–Plasma Interaction, Application to the Physics of Shock Ignition in Inertial Confinement Fusion." After his thesis, he conducted post-doctoral studies in laboratory astrophysics with Sylvaine Turck-Chièze from 2015 to 2016 at the Service d'Astrophysique in CEA/Saclay. There, he studied an experimental scheme for the measurement of spectral opacities in solar conditions. His second postdoctoral contract was conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory between 2016 and 2017. He is now working in the Theoretical Plasma Physics Group at the University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, as a Scientist.

A complete list of his papers can be found here.