23 March 2020 – 25 March 2020 Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic


HILAS addresses all aspects of strong field phenomena from the technology of high-intensity light sources to the physics of intense light-matter interaction.

The High-Intensity Sources and High-Field Phenomena (HILAS) meeting aims to assemble a multidisciplinary community to present and exchange novel ideas and breakthrough achievements relating to the physics and technology of high field sources, and high-intensity laser-matter interaction.

The conference covers both theoretical and experimental aspects of strong-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, high-intensity sources from the THz up to the X-ray spectral range, plasmas in ultrahigh fields, advances in attosecond science and relativistic nonlinear phenomena are among the topics to be discussed. 

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Committee Members

  • Constantin Haefner, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United StatesChair
  • Giuseppe Sansone, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, GermanyChair
  • Thomas Metzger, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co. KG, GermanyProgram Chair
  • Fabien Quéré, CEA Saclay, FranceProgram Chair


Constantin Haefner

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States

Giuseppe Sansone

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

Thomas Metzger

TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co. KG, Germany
Program Chair

Fabien Quéré

CEA Saclay, France
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society