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Charlotte Rogerson

PhD Title: Investigating the impact of equation of state uncertainties on direct-drive inertial fusion energy simulations

PhD Supervisor: Tom Goffrey

About me:

For my undergraduate degree, I studied Chemical Physics at the University of Sheffield. I then studied for the MSc in Fusion Energy completing my Master's research project at the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford. My work focused on simulating and comparing OMEGA inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments using the radiation hydrodynamics code HYADES and radiative software Spect3D.

My research is focused on the development of an uncertainty quantification (UQ) framework which will be applied to computational modelling for ICF, which will help to design more efficient future experiments and interpret the results of previous ones. This framework will initially be applied to the equations-of-state models used in fluid ICF simulations. This could also be further applied to other areas of uncertainty such as opacity, emissivity and thermal transport.


International Conference on Data Driven Plasma Science, Okinawa, Japan, April 2023, Poster.

IOP Plasma Physics Conference, Oxford, March 2023, Poster.

Christmas Meeting of the High Power Laser User Community, Oxford, December 2022, Poster 'Validating Hydrodynamic codes using Gaussian Process'

HetSys Annual Summer Conference, Warwick, July 2022, Talk and Poster 'Validating Hydrodynamic Codes for Inertial Confinement Fusion using experimental Shock-timing Data'

Centre for Computational Plasma Physics Annual Meeting, Warwick, March 2022, Talk 'Validating Hydrodynamic codes with Shock-timing Data'

HetSys Annual Summer Conference, Warwick, July 2021, Poster 'Validating Hydrodynamic codes with Shock-timing Data'


MSc Fusion Energy, University of York

BSc Chemical Physics, University of Sheffield


Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant - PX149 Mathematics for Physicists

Graduate Teaching Assistant - BS349 Science Communication


Computational Toolkit seminars

Multiscale Musings Podcast

Piscopia Committee