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Petros Tzeferacos Receives Department of Energy Early Career Research Program Award

June 04, 2021
Petros Tzeferacos.

Senior Scientist, Petros Tzeferacos, was selected as one of 83 scientists from across the nation to receive funding for research as part of the Department of Energy’s Early Career Research program. The Early Career Research program was created to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years. The program will award $750,000 to Tzeferacos in support of his research in high-energy-density (HED) magnetized plasma turbulence, a key process in astrophysical phenomenology. This effort will holistically study HED magnetized turbulence in regimes where plasma physics processes are important and go beyond the simplified approximations used in current theoretical models and numerical simulations. The research combines theory, high-performance computing simulations with the FLASH code, and experiments on our nation’s laser facilities to establish a basis for laboratory astrophysics investigations on the nature of magnetized HED turbulence and fluctuation dynamo.