Livermore physicists have been named fellows of the American
Physical Society (APS). This group is among the largest from
the Laboratory to be honored in a single year.
The APS Fellowship
Program was created to recognize members who have made advances
in knowledge through original research and publication or applied
physics to make significant and innovative contributions to science
and technology. They may also have contributed significantly to
the teaching of physics or participated in numerous APS activities.
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia,
associate director for Chemistry and Materials Science, was elected
for his work in computational physics, notably his contributions
to multiscale modeling of materials and seminal research on defect
processes in solids under irradiation or high-strain-rate conditions.
Chen of the Fusion Energy Division of the Physics and Advanced
Technologies (PAT) Directorate was named for her work in revolutionizing
the achievable beam quality of linear induction accelerators and
advancing the state of the art of flash x-ray radiographic technology.
Rogers, a physicist in the PAT Directorate who has worked at
the Laboratory for more than 30 years, was nominated for his work
in plasma physics. He was cited for developing the ACTEX equation
of state and OPAL code opacity models and applying them to such
astrophysical and laboratory plasma problems as helioseismology,
variable stars, and laser shock experiments.
Lasinski, a long-time physicist in the Defense and Nuclear Technologies
Directorate, was cited for development and applications of
particle-in-cell codes for laserplasma interaction physics
and a long series of contributions to the understanding of the physics
of targets for high-power laser experiments.
Landen, acting associate program leader for ignition physics experiments
in the Inertial Confinement Fusion Program of the National Ignition
Facility Programs Directorate, was named a fellow for his work in
plasma physics, in particular, picosecond laserplasma interactions,
advanced diagnostics, x-ray-driven inertial confinement fusion implosions,
and time-dependent hohlraum symmetry control.
a physicist in the PAT Directorate for 28 years, was named a fellow
in the computational physics category for his work in completing
effective Hamiltonian parameters for copper oxides and phase transitions
of materials under high pressure and the subsequent solution of
the associated models.
a physicist in the Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and International
Security Directorate who is on leave to serve as chief science advisor
for the Department of Justice, was cited for his pioneering work
in free-electron lasers, part of the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Prosnitz was nominated in the physics and society category for accomplishments
in fundamental physics research at Livermore and for his contributions
to society through physics research supporting national security
and law enforcement technologies.