Los Alamos National LaboratoryCenter for Space and Earth Science
Part of the National Security Education Center

Los Alamos Radiation Effects Summer School

Dedicated to radiation effects testing and data analysis for semiconductors exposed to a variety of radiation  environments.


June 3 – July 26, 2019

The 2019 Los Alamos Radiation Effects Summer School finished on July 26, 2019. Applications for the 2021 summer session will open in late 2020.

About the program

The summer school is dedicated to radiation effects testing and data analysis for semiconductor devices exposed to a variety of radiation environments. Students will work with Los Alamos mentors to undertake hands-on experiments at LANL accelerators to investigate radiation effects in spaceborne hardware and high performance computing applications through total ionizing dose (TID) testing, single-event effects (SEE) testing and laser testing.

Students will also attend lectures from distinguished researchers visiting from government laboratories, universities and industry. At the conclusion of the summer school, students will present their research and complete first-author abstracts ready for submission to conferences in the fields of radiation effects or high performance computing.

The program is co-sponsored by the Center for Space and Earth Sciences and the Ultrascale Systems Research Center at Los Alamos.

Research topics

Potential research topics include the radiation response of emerging electronic devices; the resilience of algorithms, machine learning and CubeSat applications exposed to harsh radiation environments; and system-level electrical behavior caused by single events and total ionizing dose.