In this episode, we discuss...


  • Alec Thomas’ path to plasma physics at the University of Michigan

  • Challenges of modeling an atom

  • How laser plasma accelerators create energy

  • The interactions between charged particles and plasma wave oscillations

  • Benefits of plasma accelerators compared to high energy physics accelerators

  • Use of titanium-doped sapphire crystals in lasers

  • Plasma technology for medical applications

  • Economic advantages of laser-plasma accelerators

Alec Thomas

Associate Professor, University of Michigan

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