I am studying for a PhD at York University. My work involves the extreme shockwave studies for inertial fusion. Previously I studied an MPhys degree at the University of Manchester
Inertial confinement fusion has been investigated for 50 years since the invention of the laser. Two new variants are the Fast and Shock approaches to fusion. Thanks to the high gain of these methods they have useful applications in producing fusion energy. The project will examine the hydrodynamics related to the interaction between high energy, short pulse lasers and dense plasma. Experiments will be carried out at facilities around the world.