Ultra-high Fields in Plasmas: New Models, High Performance Simulations and Experiments

Igor Kostyukov, Institute of Applied Physics RAS,
University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Tel: +7 (831) 4164831, Fax: +7 (831) 4363792

Alexander Pukhov, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Tel.: +49 (0) 211 81 13122
Fax: +49 (0) 211 81 15194

Workshop scope
Particle acceleration in plasmas
Novel radiation sources
Plasmas for laser pulse amplification
Radiative and QED effects in strong laser field
Advanced numerical methods for laser-matter interaction 

Invited Speakers

Nikolay Andreev
Joint Institute for High Temperatures RAS, Moscow, Russia

Valery Bychenkov
P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia
Optimization study for laser-triggered ion acceleration from thin targets and societal nuclear applications

Ilya Dodin
Princeton University, USA
Intense radiation as a polarizable gas subject to an effective "ponderomotive force"


Nathaniel Fisch
Princeton University, USA
Wave Compression in Plasma


Bjo"rn Manuel Hegelich
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Emmanuel d'Humie`res
University of Bordeaux, France
Ion acceleration in low density targets using ultra-high intensity lasers

Naveen Kumar
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Effect of the radiation reaction force on the parametric instabilities of a strong laser pulse in plasmas


Goetz Lehmann
Institut fur Theoretische Physik I, Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany
Non-filamentated ultra-intense and ultra-short pulses in Raman seed amplification


Sebastian Meuren
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Nonlinear QED-effects in strong laser fields


Alexander Pukhov
Institut fur Theoretische Physik I, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany and Lobachevsky National Research University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Electron trapping in laser field due to radiation reaction


Olga Rosmej
GSI, Darmstadt, Germany

Andrey Savel'ev
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Pre-pulse control of fast electrons production from solids at relativistic intensities
  Matteo Tamburini
Max-Planck-Institut fr Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
Electron dynamics controlled via self-interaction