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Topics Discussed at Laboratory Meetings

TOPICS DISCUSSED AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY

• Materials at extreme conditions

— Condensed matter

— Materials activities

• Radiation transport

• High energy density science

— Warm dense matter

— Dense plasmas

• Materials physics and chemistry and engineering issues

• Computation, computer science, modeling and simulation

— Current codes

▪ Current physics and algorithms

— Verification and validation approaches and results

— Career issues

▪ Early career and post-docs

▪ Students

— New physics under development for production

— New algorithms under development for production

— Computing requirements and out year plans

TOPICS DISCUSSED AT SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES

• Radiation effects and high energy density science

• Materials science, and nanodevices and microsystems

• Engineering sciences, and computer and information science

• Major facilities for nuclear weapons research

• MESA, Z-Pinch and environmental test facilities

• Weapons engineering and product realization

• Systems engineering and stockpile modernization overview

• Plutonium aging

• Weapons aging – annual assessment

• Advanced systems and the 120 day study

• LDRD program overview: LDRD impact on NW mission

• Weapons engineering and product realization

• Computation, computer science, modeling and simulation

— Impact of advanced computing at Sandia on national security

— Sandia’s vision and strategy for computing science



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C Topics Discussed at Laboratory Meetings TOPICS DISCUSSED AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY • Materials at extreme conditions — Condensed matter — Materials activities • Radiation transport • High energy density science — Warm dense matter — Dense plasmas • Materials physics and chemistry and engineering issues • Computation, computer science, modeling and simulation — Current codes  Current physics and algorithms — Verification and validation approaches and results — Career issues  Early career and post-docs  Students — New physics under development for production — New algorithms under development for production — Computing requirements and out year plans TOPICS DISCUSSED AT SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES • Radiation effects and high energy density science • Materials science, and nanodevices and microsystems • Engineering sciences, and computer and information science • Major facilities for nuclear weapons research • MESA, Z-Pinch and environmental test facilities • Weapons engineering and product realization • Systems engineering and stockpile modernization overview • Plutonium aging • Weapons aging – annual assessment • Advanced systems and the 120 day study • LDRD program overview: LDRD impact on NW mission • Weapons engineering and product realization • Computation, computer science, modeling and simulation — Impact of advanced computing at Sandia on national security — Sandia’s vision and strategy for computing science 57

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— Production software and computer science research — Verification, validation and uncertainty quantification — Early career staff and post-docs — Computer and information sciences/materials sciences, engineering science — Physical models for research to impact • Poster session topics — Exploring formal verification methodology for FPGA-based digital systems — New coatings for MEMS-based sensors for enhanced surveillance — Nonresonant broadband funneling of light via ultrasubwavelength channels — Use of limited data to construct Bayesian networks for probabilistic risk assessment — Richtymer-Meshkov instabilities in cylindrical and planar geometries on Z — Using magnetic fields to create and control high energy density matter — Development of ab initio techniques critical for science-based explosives research and development TOPICS DISCUSSED AT LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY • Materials physics and chemistry, and engineering issues • Materials at extreme conditions — Condensed matter — Materials activities • High energy density science — Warm dense matter — Dense plasmas • Radiation hydrodynamics • Weapon design topics — Life extension programs — Improvised nuclear devices assessment — Nuclear weapons leadership — Internal metrics and quality — Connections to basic science — PMP, PVS, Safety Suite, and Advanced Simulation and Computing — National Boost Initiative — Workforce issues  Special topics for junior designers • Computation, computer science, modeling and simulation — Mod/sim overview — Design codes — Science codes — Verification and validation — Requirements/plans — Design codes  Verification and validation — Science codes — Advanced algorithms, advanced architectures — Post-docs and early career S&Es • Poster session topics — Optical temperature diagnostics for flames and detonation events — A new approach in dynamic compression equation of state 58

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— Measurements utilizing transparent crystals — Small-scale experiments for predicting and validating thermal explosion phenomena — Development of a many-body semi-empirical local basis set approach for materials under extreme conditions — How shocks change the hydrodynamic mixing of inertial confinement fusion capsules — HYDRA simulations of recent collisionless shock — Experiments performed on OMEGA — Measuring the 239Pu(n,f)/235U(n,f) cross section ratio with the NIFFTE time projection chamber — Measuring the alpha to spontaneous fission decay — Branching ration of 252Cf with a time projection chamber — Direct numerical simulations of structure and transport in dense plasmas 59