Joined the WCI/DP Directorate in 2019

Seth Davidovits

Degree: Ph.D. from Princeton University
Research: Plasma physics
Joined LLNL: October 2019


Research at LLNL: Seth’s research is centered on turbulence in compressing systems, ranging from laboratory experiments to astrophysical systems. Laboratory experiments compressing plasma in pursuit of fundamental high-energy-density physics, x-ray or neutron production, or fusion, may become turbulent, with important impacts. Using theory and simulation, Seth aims to predict the behavior of such turbulence, including how it may be avoided. He also works on innovative ways turbulence in compressions could be utilized to produce desired high-energy-density states. With colleagues, Seth develops data analysis techniques useful for gaining insight into turbulence in compression experiments.

Bio: Seth Davidovits earned a B. S. in applied physics from Columbia University. He then entered the Ph.D. program in plasma physics at Princeton University. His Ph.D. thesis, completed in 2017 under the direction of Professor Nathaniel Fisch, focused on the theory and simulation of turbulence in compressing fluids, with an emphasis on effects unique to plasma. Prior to joining LLNL, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton. Seth Davidovits was chosen as a 2018 Howes Scholar and received the 2018 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.

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Joined the WCI/DP Directorate in 2019