Cerjan joined LLNL in 1983 and has contributed to soft-X-ray lithographic source development, magnetic materials for hard disk drive applications, intense laser field effects and, most recently, nuclear diagnostic analysis on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). His research interests include novel laser field effects, mathematical physics and developing effective numerical techniques. He received his bachelor's degrees in mathematics and chemistry from the
"I have been associated with many diverse projects at LLNL, but one recurring theme has been the universally impressive expertise of the scientific and engineering personnel," Cerjan said. "It has been an honor and pleasure to count many of my co-workers as good friends. I look forward to more exciting research and fruitful collaborations across the broad range of Laboratory projects."
Schneider joined LLNL in 1986 and has been involved in a variety of areas for both the Defense Sciences and Inertial Confinement Fusion Programs, including basic atomic physics studies at the Electron Beam Ion Trap (EBIT), opacity measurements using high-power lasers, interface instability studies and the development of hot hohlraums and ignition-scale hohlraums. Her research interests include the science of interfaces, the physics of thermal X-radiation sources and radiation transport in HED plasmas. She received her bachelor's degree in physics from
"My thesis adviser,
"I am quite honored to be selected as a fellow," Schwegler said. "I have benefitted greatly from all the people I have worked with and the environment and opportunities here at
Thompson joined LLNL in 2006, after serving as professor of physics at the University of
"It has been an interesting challenge moving from a university to a laboratory environment when I came here in 2006," Thompson said. "But here there are good opportunities for applications, with more ambitious collaborations and larger-scale calculations."
The four researchers join two recognized earlier this year, for a total of six LLNL 2013 fellows. In the past 30 years, nearly 100 LLNL employees have been elected APS fellows.
APS fellowships are awarded after extensive review and are considered a distinct honor because the evaluation process, conducted by the fellowship committees of individual divisions, topical groups and forums, relies on nomination and recommendation by one's professional peers. Election to APS fellowship is limited to no more than one half of 1 percent of APS' membership for a given year.
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