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U of R Laser Energetics Lab Continues Funding of Geneseo Research Project

Integrated Science Center at SUNY Geneseo
The Department of Physics and Astronomy's strong relationship with the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics has benefited Geneseo faculty and student research over the years.

GENESEO, N.Y. -- The Department of Physics and Astronomy has received a $420,000 award for the 2017-18 school year from the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) in support of an ongoing collaborative research project titled “Nuclear and Plasma Diagnostics for the EP-OMEGA and MTW Laser System.”

Geneseo supports the LLE in the areas of national and energy security policy, basic research in high-energy-density physics including laboratory astrophysics, plasma nuclear physics, dynamics of materials under high stress and non-linear hydrodynamics. Faculty members also support the successful mentoring of undergraduate and high school students. 

Principal investigator and project director is Stephen Padalino, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Physics. Co-principal investigators are Charlie Freeman, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Physics and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and director of the Nuclear Physics Lab; Kurt Fletcher, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Physics; Ed Pogozelski, associate professor of physics; James McLean, associate professor of physics; and Mark Yuly, professor and dean of sciences at Houghton College.

Funds will support faculty summer effort, summer and academic year support of about 20 students, conference travel and equipment.

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