This workshop offers an introductory exploration of the national security dimensions of High Energy Density Science (HEDS) from technical, policy, and international perspectives. Scientists from the national laboratories, current and former policy experts from the federal agencies, and university faculty will provide a diverse array of views on the role and importance of HEDS to national security. Key issues that will be addressed in the two-day event include the stockpile stewardship program and HED science, comparing how HEDS research and development is taking place in the U.S. with China, HEDS and pulse power, and export control issues and HEDS.
The main goals of this workshop are for scientists to gain an understanding of the policy and national security implications of their research and to encourage research from social scientists to examine the national security impact of HEDS.
Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and advanced undergraduate students will be asked to provide additional information in the final section below and then will need to send in a CV and letter of support from their advisor. Limited travel funds may be available for CFHEDS students and postdoctoral researchers.