Arianna E. Gleason

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Arianna Gleason is a Staff Scientist in the Fundamental Physics Directorate of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and is Adjunct Faculty in the Geological Science Department, Stanford University, where she focuses on dynamic mesoscale materials properties.  She obtained her Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of California, Berkeley, working on high-pressure mineral physics and on planetary sciences. Her research applies ultrafast x-ray probes to study dynamic materials processes related to geoscience, planetary science, and fusion-energy research. She recently received a DOE’s Early Career Award.


Soft Metal Gains Hulk-Like Strength

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