Plasma Physics Group

John Palastro

John Palastro

Plasma Physics Group Leader
E-mail John Palastro

Ph.D. Physics, University of Maryland, College Park
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Clemson University

Research Interests: Short- and long-pulse laser–matter interactions, plasma-based accelerators and radiation sources

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R. W. Short

Robert Short

Senior Scientist
E-mail Robert Short

Ph.D. Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.S. Mathematics, Michigan State University

Research Interests: Parametric instabilities in laser–plasma interactions, particularly stimulated Raman scattering and two-plasmon decay, and cross-beam energy transfer

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Chuang Ren

Chuang Ren

E-mail Chuang Ren

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.S., Tsinghua University
B.S., Tsinghua University

Research Interests:High-energy-density physics, plasma astrophysics, and high-performance computing

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Arnaud Colaitis

Arnaud Colaïtis

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Ph.D. Plasma Physics, University of Bordeaux
M.Sc. Physics, Imperial College London
M.Sc. Aeronautical Engineering, Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace

Research Interests: High-energy-density physics, multiscale modeling of laser–plasma interactions, laboratory astrophysics, and plasma photonics

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R. K. Follett

Russ Follett

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Ph.D. Plasma Physics, University of Rochester
M.A. Plasma Physics, University of Rochester
B.S. Physics, Colorado State University

Research Interests: Numerical simulation of laser–plasma interactions for inertial confinement fusion applications; optical Thomson scattering

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Andrei Maximov

Andrei Maximov

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Ph.D. Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Lebedev Physics Instute of Academy of Sciences
M.Sc. Engineering Physics, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute

Research Interests: Theoretical plasma physics, thermal transport, inertial confinement fusion, high-energy-density physics

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J. G. Shaw

John Shaw

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Ph.D. Applied Physics, University of Manitoba
M.Sc. Numerical Analysis, University of Manitoba
B.Sc. Physics, University of Manitoba

Research Interests: Computational physics, high-performance computing, laser–plasma interactions, particle-in-cell and smoothed particle hydrodynamic simulations

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A. A. Solodov

Andrey Solodov

E-mail Andrey Solodov

Ph.D. Plasma Physics, École Polytechnique
M.S. Physics, Nizhny Novgorod State University
B.S. Physics, Nizhny Novgorod State University

Research Interests: Laser–plasma interaction, inertial confinement fusion, high-intensity laser–plasma interactions, plasma physics

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Jason Myatt

Jason Myatt