2020 High Energy Density Summer School
Foundations of High Energy Density Physics

Prof. R Paul Drake's book is available for purchase from Springer VerlagProf. R Paul Drake's book is available
for purchase from Springer Verlag

HEDSS 2020 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak      
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

High-energy-density physics is an actively growing field that exploits the ability of various modern devices to create pressures of millions of atmospheres in dynamic, high-temperature, and even relativistic systems. This field of physics is essential to inertial fusion research, to using such tools to address issues in astrophysics, and to other fundamental studies and applications.

In an effort to promote the spread of broad, fundamental knowledge in this new field, and to help train the new entrants to it, we're offering this summer school.

Topics to be covered include:

  1. Fundamental Equations and Equations of State
  2. Shocks, Rarefactions, and their Interactions
  3. Hydrodynamic Instabilities
  4. Radiative Transfer
  5. Radiation Hydrodynamics
  6. Creating High-Energy-Density Conditions
  7. Magnetized Flows
  8. Inertial Fusion
  9. Experimental Astrophysics
  10. Relativistic Systems
  11. Magnetohydrodynamics

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the field and includes 40 hours of lecture.  The lectures will be based primarily on the book on high-energy-density physics authored by Prof. R Paul Drake, available for purchase from Springer Verlag.

The course is aimed primarily at graduate students, young scientists, and experienced scientists who are just entering high-energy-density physics. Both the book and the lectures assume facility with partial differential vector calculus.

Sponsored by The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Agency and by the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan.

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