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Ryan Rygg Elected APS Fellow

September 29, 2020
Ryan Rygg

Ryan Rygg, Senior Scientist, High-Energy-Density Physics (HEDP) Group Leader, and Assistant Professor (Research) of Mechanical Engineering and Physics, was elected a Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS). No more than one half of one percent of the APS membership is elected to Fellowship annually.  Rygg was recognized “for pioneering experiments and discoveries that have revealed a new understanding of extreme electromagnetic fields, transport mechanisms, and atomic to hydrodynamic structure in high-energy-density matter and inertial confinement fusion plasmas.” Dr. Rygg received his Ph.D. from the MIT HEDP Division for work done on the 60-beam OMEGA Laser System under the NNSA-sponsored National Laser Users Facility Program.