Axel Huebl is a computational physicist working on manycore-driven simulations for laser-plasma acceleration. He completed his PhD in 2019 with distinction in Dresden, Germany, on laser-ion acceleration and establishing PIConGPU, an open, single-source, multi-acceleration paradigm particle-in-cell community code. Axel was a Gordon Bell Finalist at SC13 and received the ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial Fellowship at SC16, the FoMICS PhD prize at PASC17, and the IEEE PAST Doctoral Student Award at NAPAC22. He is now a research software engineer at Berkeley Lab and works on the Beam, Plasma & Accelerator Simulation Toolkit (BLAST), including the ECP code WarpX (Gordon Bell Finalist at SC22). You will see his GitHub handle @ax3l working on laser-plasma modeling, adding GPU compatibility to C++ projects, and packaging scientific software. Axel is a vivid advocate for open science and further researches community driven, self-describing, scalable I/O with the openPMD metadata project that he founded.
ACM Gordon Bell Finalist