Prize Recipient

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Philip Heimann


"For creative and novel use of the hard xray free electron laser to isochorically create high density plasmas and accurately measure the ionization potential depression, and for new theory that addresses discrepancies with long standing models and provides stimulus for continued developments."


Philip Heimann conducts research on warm and hot dense matter, in which experiments are conducted at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) and previously at the Advanced Light Source. In particular, he has pursued investigations of the electronic structure of warm and hot dense matter through x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies. Heimann is involved in the development of the LCLS-II X-ray Instruments and performed the x-ray optical design for the LCLS SXR Instrument.

Selection Committee:

Paul Terry, Chair; Mark Herrmann; Hartmut Zohm; Eric Blackman; Warren Mori