WORKSHOP POSTPONED

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the associated travel and event restrictions, the OLUG workshop is postponed to September 23-25, 2020. We appreciate everyone's understanding and we look forward to seeing you at the workshop this fall in Rochester.


Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop

23–25 September | Rochester, NY

Agenda for the 11th Annual OMEGA Laser Users Workshop

 
WEDNESDAY, 23 September 2020
7:30 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast  
8:30 - 8:35 Workshop opening Mike Campbell, LLE
8:35 - 8:50 Welcome and University of Rochester remarks Sarah Mangelsdorf,
University of Rochester
8:50 - 9:05 Workshop picture
Session Chair: Maria Gatu-Johnson, MIT
9:05 - 9:15 Workshop logistics and acknowledgements Mark Koepke, WV Univ
9:15 - 9:30 Update on NLUF/LBS/LaserNetUS activities and achievements Mingsheng Wei, LLE
9:30 - 10:00 Overview of 2–3 March 2020 Royal Society meeting to update the European Union roadmap for inertial fusion energy Peter Norreys, Oxford
10:00 - 10:30 Experimental platforms using high-power optical lasers at X-ray free-electron laser facility, SACLA Toshinori Yabuuchi, JASRI
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
Session Chair: Sean Finnegan, LANL
10:45 - 11:00 NNSA perspective Ann Satsangi, NNSA
11:00 - 11:15 SC-FES perspective Kramer Akli, SC-FES
11:15 - 11:45 Summary of APS-DPP Community Planning Process findings Carolyn Kuranz, U. Michigan
11:45 - 12:00 Path and process of the 2020 FESAC strategic planning panel Tammy Ma, LLNL
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch (box lunches)  
13:30 - 15:30
Poster Session 1
Presenter Title

 
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00 - 18:00
Poster Session 2
Presenter Title

 
Tutorial
18:00 - 20:00 Title to be decided (pizza and soft drinks will be served) Engineering, LLE

THURSDAY, 24 September 2020
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast  
Session Chair: Johan Frenje, MIT
8:30 - 8:40 OLUG election results Johan Frenje, MIT
8:40 - 9:30 OMEGA Facility Update and Progress on OLUG Recommendations Sam Morse, LLE
9:30 - 10:00 Findings from the Brightest Light Initiative workshop Roger Falcone, UC-Berkeley
10:00 - 12:00
Poster Session 3
(coffee will be served at 10:00, during poster session)
Presenter Title

 
12:00 - 13:45 Lunch (box lunches) and roundtable discussion on careers in HED Science  
Session Chair: Suzanne Ali, LLNL
13:30 - 14:30 Student and postdoc panel discussion and recommendations  
Session Chairs: Liz Merritt, LANL, and Mario Manuel, GA
14:30 - 16:00 Discussions of Findings and Recommendations of the users  
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break  
16:15 - 18:00 Discussions of Findings and Recommendations of the users  
19:00 - 22:00 Workshop dinner  

Friday, 25 September 2020
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast  
Session Chair: Petros Tzeferacos, U. Chicago
8:30 - 9:00 NNSA internal 2020 review of the different ICF approaches and where we are on the road to ignition Sean Regan, LLE
9:00 - 9:30 Where's the fusion? Overcoming unexpected challenges and the road to solutions for ignition and beyond Sean Finnegan, LANL
9:30 - 10:00 Exploring Stellar Nucleo-synthesis and Basic Nuclear Science using high-energy density plasmas at OMEGA and the NIF Maria Gatu-Johnson, MIT
10:00 - 10:30 Microphysics of ultra-dense solids common to Giant planet interiors and macrophysics of hot plasmas typical of stellar interiors Rip Collins, U. Rochester (TBC)
10:30 - 10:45 Poster awards to graduate students and postdocs Sean Finnegan (LANL);
Jim Knauer, LLE
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
Session Chairs: Liz Merritt, LANL, and Mario Manuel, GA
11:00 - 12:00 Discussion of Findings and Recommendations with LLE management  
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 Workshop adjourns  
Future Dates
2020 APS-DPP OLUG meeting, Memphis: 10 November 2020, Tuesday 17:00 to 18:30 (day/time to be confirmed)
2021 OLUG Workshop: Wednesday - Friday, 28 - 30 April 2020