Archive for August, 2017

Professor R. Paul Drake won the Teller Medal

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

R. Paul Drake, Professor of Space Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor has won the the 2017 American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division’s Teller Medal. This medal is given for his seminal work in radiation hydrodynamics and laser-plasma interactions, and for educational contributions, advancing fundamental high-energy-density physics and its applications to astrophysics.  The medal recognizes pioneering research and leadership in the use of laser and ion-particle beams to produce unique high-temperature and high-density matter for scientific research and for controlled thermonuclear fusion.

Read our interview with Professor Drake here.