Quick Shots

LLE Donates Cleanroom Masks to Medical Center

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics donated about 1,000 face masks to the University of Rochester Medical Center to help fill the shortage of supplies resulting from the coronavirus.

High Power Laser Science and Engineering Paper Named Editor-in-Chief Choice Award

Laser Technology Development Group Leader, Jake Bromage's "Technology Development for Ultraintense All-OPCPA Systems," published in High Power Laser Science and Engineering (HPLSE) was awarded the "2019 Editor-in-Chief Choice Award."

Visit to ELI-NP

Jon Zuegel, Jake Bromage, Hans Rinderknecht, and Milt Shoup visited ELI Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) to tour their new laser facility constructed as one of three in the Extreme Light Infrastructure funded by the European Union.
Federica Coppari holding an x-ray diffraction image plate

Federica Coppari Named a New Leader in Space Science

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Research Scientist and LLE collaborator, Federica Coppari, was named a New Leader in Space Science by the U.S. and Chinese Academies of Sciences.

Maitrayee Ghosh Receives IBM-Zerner Graduate Student Award

Maitrayee Ghosh, Graduate Student in the High-Energy-Density Physics Theory Group and advised by Dr. Suxing Hu, was awarded the IBM-Zerner Graduate Student Award at the 60th Sanibel Symposium.

LLE Awarded a Five-Year Research Grant by DTRA

LLE, part of a multi-university team led by Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded an ~$2M, five‑year grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The LLE research funded by this grant is being led by a team that includes Rick Spielman, Sean Regan, and Cliff Thomas.

Professor Pierre Gourdain Receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Pierre Gourdain was granted the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) most prestigious award in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, in support of his research of astrophysical plasma jets using the Omega Laser Facility.

Young Women’s College Prep Visits LLE

Twenty students from the Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester (YWCP) visited LLE for the first time.

In-House First-Aid/CPR/AED Training

Medical emergencies require a deliberate and rapid response. LLE has nearly 31 staff members trained in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Semiannual training is provided at LLE by American Heart Association (AHA) certified instructors, and 171 staff members have been trained with the program since 2009.
Rip Collins presenting at LLE

Rip Collins Named Tracy Hyde Harris Professor

The Deans of the University of Rochester's School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering have recognized several faculty with named professorship titles since their last Distinguished Faculty Celebration held in January 2019. LLE's Gilbert (Rip) Collins was named the Tracy Hyde Harris Professor.
Donna Strickland with Mike Campbell filming Wired episode
Katelyn Cook at 2019 Omega Laser Users Group meeting with her poster; the inset shows her speaking
Max Neiderbach and Michael Sharpe in protective gear (upper left), Michele Lin (upper right) displaying a piece of a unique plastic, Ji-Mi Jang (lower left) using a green laser, George Morcos (lower right) looking under a crossed polarizer
Varchas Gopalaswany
Carl Heastie is greeted by Sarah C. Mangelsdorf

Visit of NYS Assemblymembers