High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS)

High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS)

20 - 22 March 2016
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA

HILAS is a topical meeting highlighting the dramatic recent advances in research on high field optical science and high intensity sources.

The aim of the High-Intensity Sources and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS) meeting is to assemble a multidisciplinary group of participants to present and exchange breakthrough ideas relating to the physics and applications of high field sources, and related developments in high intensity lasers and related technology.
The conference topics include both fundamental experimental and theoretical aspects as well as applications of high field phenomena. The latest research results in terawatt/petawatt lasers, amplification of few-cycle pulses, laser fusion technologies, EUV and X-ray sources based on lasers, plasmas in ultrahigh fields, advances in attosecond science and relativistic nonlinear phenomena are among the topics to be discussed.

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Gunter Steinmeyer
Max Born Institute

Amelle Zaïr
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

Jean-Claude Kieffer
INRS-Energie Materiaux et Telecom

Program Chair
Tamas Nagy
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Program Chair

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Hotel Reservation 17 February 2016 00:00 EST
Hotel Reservation 17 February 2016
Advanced Registration 22 February 2016 00:00 EST
Advanced Registration 22 February 2016
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 1 March 2016 12:00 EST
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 1 March 2016
Schedule at a glance

Tor Raubenheimer,SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University, USA, The Future of Compact Accelerator Technology for Compact EUV and Ex-ray Sources, Plenary

Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, Compression of High Energy Pulses to the Sub-attosecond Regime: Route to Exawatt Laser Subatomic Physics, Plenary

Louis DiMauro, Ohio State University, United States, Wavelength Scaling of Strong-Field Atomic Physics, Invited

Baptiste Fabre, Université de Bordeaux I, Probing Ultrafast Molecular Chirality, Invited

Matthias Fuchs, University of Nebraska Lincoln, United States, Anomalous Nonlinear X-ray Compton Scattering, Invited

Chandrashekar Joshi, University of California Los Angeles, Electron, Ion and X-ray Beams Produced by Wakes and Shocks in High-Power Laser Plasma Interactions , Invited

Jens Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, Coherent Temporal Pulse-stacking Approaches for Peak-power Scaling of Ultrafast Laser Systems, Invited

Shuji Sakabe, Kyoto University, Japan, Generation of Sub-THz Surface Waves on a Metal Wire by Intense Femtosecond Laser Pulses , Invited

Olga Smirnova, Max Born Institute, Germany, Invited

Giulio Vampa, University of Ottawa, Canada, Crystal Band Structure Revealed by High Harmonic Spectroscopy, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Plenary Session

Sunday, 20 March, 08:00 - 10:00
High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress will feature two highly regarded plenary speakers during this Congress wide session. Visit the Plenary Speaker page for complete information.

Tor Raubenheimer,SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University, USA
Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Welcome Reception

Sunday, 20 March, 18:00 - 19:30
Join your fellow attendees for the Welcome Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to all full Congress attendees. Congress attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guests.

Poster Session

Monday, 21 March, 16:00 – 70:00
Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussion between presenters and interested viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with the presenters.

Postdeadline Sessions

Monday, 21 March, 18:30 - 19:30
Postdeadline sessions are an opportunity to showcase the most late-breaking innovations in the field.


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