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.