16 -21 October, Related event: LEI 2009, Light at Extreme Intensities

  • When Oct 16, 2009 12:00 AM to Oct 21, 2009 12:00 AM (Etc/GMT+2 / UTC-200)
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The aim of the LEI 2009 conference, the first of an intended series, is to reassemble researchers of different countries with the aim of designing both the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) and the future experiments that can be carried out on the facility. ELI, hosting the most powerful, Exawatt-class laser in the world, will be able to address laser matter interaction in the hitherto unreachable intensity regime, the ultra relativistic regime >1024 W/cm2, where electrons and ions in the laser field exhibit a relativistic character.

ELI´s fundamental mission will focus on the structure of matter from solid to vacuum. It will investigate and implement a new generation of compact, laser based accelerators delivering energetic particles and radiation beams of femtosecond (10-15 s) to attosecond (10-18 s) duration. The strict synchronization between the main beam and secondary beams will open up new possibilities, extending to nonlinear QED where the field produced could polarize vacuum and challenge the vacuum critical field.

ELI will provide the society with tangible benefits ranging from improvement of oncology treatment, thorough medical imaging and fast electronics to development of new methods of nuclear waste processing. Research papers are expected from all domains of the scientific and technological fields related to ELI, including the "Grand Scientific Challenges" that will become possible to be investigated with ELI.


16-21 Oct 2009


Brasov, Romania


Registration deadline 31 Aug 2009

Organiser http://lei2009.inflpr.ro


Contact address:

Dan Dumitras National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics

P. O. Box MG-36

409 Atomistilor St.

Bucharest Romania

Tel: 0040214574467

Fax: 0040214574467

E-mail: dan.dumitras@inflpr.ro