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Program Objectives

High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP) Program Objectives

  • Support the U.S. scientific community by funding research projects at universities in the areas of fundamental science and technology of relevance to the Stockpile Stewardship Program, with a focus on those areas not supported by other federal agencies, and for which there is a recruiting need within the National Laboratories;
  • Provide advanced research in the area of high energy density physics;
  • Provide opportunities for intellectual challenge and collaboration by promoting scientific interactions between the academic community and scientists at the National Laboratories;
  • Increase the availability of unique experimental facilities sited at the National Laboratories to the broader academic community, particularly for collaborations in areas of relevance to stockpile stewardship; and
  • Develop and maintain a long-term recruiting pipeline to the National Laboratories by increasing the visibility of the NNSA scientific activities to the U.S. faculty and student communities.