Summer School Announcement
Foundations of High Energy Density Physics
August 6-20, 2006
Registration Deadline July 1
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, Michigan
The School: 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. To promote the spread of broad, fundamental knowledge in this new field, and to help train the new entrants to it, this summer school is being offered.
Topics to be covered include:
- Fundamental Equations and Equations of State
- Shocks, Rarefactions, and their Interactions
- Hydrodynamic Instabilities
- Radiative Transfer
- Radiation Hydrodynamics
- Creating High-Energy-Density Conditions
- Inertial Fusion
- Experimental Astrophysics
- Relativistic Systems
This two-week course was previously offered in 2004. The attendees were extremely positive on the experience, and in particular valued having a connected sequence of lectures by a single presenter. For this reason, we are taking the same approach again. The course includes approximately 40 hours of lecture on 11 days, in addition to time for reading, working problems, and discussions. The lectures will be based on the book on high-energy-density physics authored by Prof. R.P. Drake, available from Springer Verlag in April. Dr. Drake will present the lectures, which are based on the previous summer school and a course taught previously at Michigan.
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 Atmospheric Oceanic and Space Science in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and perhaps others to be determined. We anticipate being able to provide support for lodging and breakfast for a number of attendees; first priority for this support will go to graduate students.
NMC and Traverse City: The summer school will be held at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, Michigan (http://www.nmc.edu). The facilities are excellent, with plenty of nice places to study or talk, good facilities for laundry, and good internet connections. Bring a laptop if you can, and we will have a computer or two available for those who need them. NMC, a beautiful campus, is located on a peninsula a few minutes walk from parks and beaches on both East and West Grand Traverse Bay. This is a spectacular place to be. Beyond these nice features, Traverse City is a major center of recreation, with extensive biking or skating trails in addition to water activities, many golf courses, and so on. There is also good hiking a little further out. Traverse City is approximately on the 45th parallel, and is normally very pleasant at this time of year.
Lodging and Meals: The student lodging will be in dormitories, with a rate of $40/night single occupancy, which includes breakfast. Each two rooms share a 3/4 bath. Arrival will be August 6, with checkout August 20. Attendees are also welcome to make their own hotel arrangements; we are now exploring reduced-rate options. Meals in the cafeteria are pay as you go: Breakfast- $4.00, Lunch-$6.00, Dinner- $7.00. All of the meals are served cafeteria style and are "all you can eat". There are also numerous restaurants in Traverse City, some within walking distance and none more than a few minutes drive. We cannot guarantee lodging unless you register by July 1.
Travel Arrangements: Traverse City has Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) (http://www.tvcairport.com/), at which one can rent a car or take a taxi to the campus (http://www.tvcairport.com/tcmaps2.html). Alternatively, one can fly to the Detroit airport (DTW) (http://www.metroairport.com/), rent a car, and take the 4-hour drive "up north" that many Michiganders do frequently.
Registration: The summer school registration fee will be $1050. To register go to the conference website, http://www.hedss.org, and click on registration. Payment by credit card is available. Information for payment by check is available there.
To pre-register and be placed on the email list, fill out the following and send it to Jan Beltran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Energy Density Summer School Pre-registration
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