Sarah Chase

  • PhD Candidate in Computational Plasma Physics
  • UCLA

Sarah Chase studied Physics and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, before coming to UCLA for her PhD in Computational Plasma Physics. At UCLA, she joined the Particle-in-Cell and Kinetic Simulation Software Center (PICKSC) and uses powerful supercomputers to study laser plasma interactions. As a teaching associate, Sarah has taught multiple undergraduate courses in the Physics & Astronomy department.


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