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Climate and Space researchers receive NIF & Photon Science Award

Posted: March 3, 2016

Climate and Space researchers receive NIF & Photon Science Award Matthew Trantham, Willow Wan and Carolyn Kuranz (Credit: Jan Beltran)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently selected three Climate and Space researchers to receive the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Photon Science Award.

The awardees are Research Scientist Dr. Carolyn Kuranz, Research Engineer Matthew Trantham and Graduate Student Willow Wan. They are being recognized for “Outstanding Persistence in Acquiring Data on the Effect of Radiative Shocks on Instability Growth.”

This project started in 2009 and involved many scientists from multiple national labs, academic institutions and private businesses. Kuranz led the effort while Trantham focused on radiation hydrodynamics simulations of the experiment using the CRASH code. Wan provided key data analysis for x-ray radiographic data from the NIF experiments.

NIF & Photon Science is a principal directorate of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The directorate operates the NIF, the world’s largest and highest-energy laser.

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