Imperial College London

Dr. Aidan Crilly

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate in Plasma Physics



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739BBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Inertial Fusion Studies (CIFS) and my research is focused on the theory and numerical modelling of the observable signals in high energy density plasma and inertial confinement fusion experiments. The areas of particular interest to me are: neutron and radiation transport, diagnostic techniques, hydrodynamics and the properties of non-ideal plasmas.

I am also the deputy head of the 1st year undergraduate computing course which aims to teach students the basics of Python and its use in scientific computing.

PhD Thesis (Spiral)

Open source neutron spectroscopy Python code: NeSST

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Crilly AJ, Appelbe BD, Mannion OM, et al., 2020, Neutron backscatter edge: A measure of the hydrodynamic properties of the dense DT fuel at stagnation in ICF experiments, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:27, ISSN:1070-664X, Pages:012701-1-012701-11

Crilly AJ, Appelbe BD, McGlinchey K, et al., 2018, Synthetic nuclear diagnostics for inferring plasma properties of inertial confinement fusion implosions, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:25, ISSN:1070-664X

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