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Dr. Wei-Min Wang Awarded IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics

Late last year, the Humboldt fellow Dr. Wei-Min Wang was awarded the 2015 Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), for "his significant achievements in computational plasma physics with applications to advanced schemes of inertial confined fusion and novel laser-plasma based particle accelerators and radiation sources". The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics has been awarded annually since 2006 to a single prize-winner in recognition of original work of outstanding scientific quality. During his two-year stay at JSC, Dr. Wang proposed and numerically demonstrated advances in the contrasting topics of magnetically assisted fast ignition for laser fusion, as well as for a novel scheme to generate terahertz radiation. He will continue to pursue these topics following his recent return to the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Physics in Beijing: we wish him every success in his future studies!
(Contact: Prof. Paul Gibbon,

JSC News, 25 January 2016