We are pleased to announce the 11th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics, to be held May 16-20, 2016 at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California.
This will mark the 20th anniversary of the HEDLA conference series and will be a great opportunity to discuss exciting recent work and future prospects in laboratory astrophysics. During the past decade, research teams around the world have developed astrophysics-relevant research utilizing high energy-density facilities such as intense lasers and z-pinches. Research is underway in many areas, such as compressible hydrodynamic mixing, shock phenomena, magnetic reconnection, turbulence, jets, dynamos, heat conduction, radiative transport, complex opacities, equations of state, warm dense matter, relativistic plasmas, pair plasmas, and QED.
Dense Plasmas (EOS, warm dense matter, planetary interiors,…)
Fluid and Collisional Plasmas (jets, turbulence, dynamos, instabilities,…)
Transport and Atomic Processes (heat conduction, anomalous resistivity, diffusion, radiative transport, opacity, line shapes, photoionization,…)
Collisionless Plasmas and Particle Acceleration (shocks, magnetic reconnection,…)
New Frontiers (QED, pair plasmas, nuclear astrophysics, new experimental facilities, computing,…)
Download the HEDLA 2016 poster here.
Confirmed Invited Speakers
Scientific Organizing Committee
Tony Bell, Paul Bellan, Roger Blandford (Chair), Jim Drake, Paul Drake, Jonathan Fortney, Stefan Funk, Frank Jenko, Hyesung Kang, Matthew Kunz, Sergei Lebedev, Christoph Pfrommer, Bruce Remington, Dmitri Ryutov, Luis Silva, Dmitri Uzdensky
Local Organizing Committee
Tom Abel, Roger Blandford, Mark Cappelli, Sigrid Close, Roger Falcone, Frederico Fiuza (Chair), Siegfried Glenzer, Mark Hogan, Wendy Mao, Bruce Remington