2nd High-Power Laser Workshop

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October 7 - 8, 2014

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

This workshop will bring together the international science community to discuss recent experimental results from matter in extreme conditions (MEC) enabled by the combination of high-power laser drivers with the world-class LCLS X-ray beam. We will discuss novel experiments in the high-pressure regime created by nanosecond lasers and in particular discuss results obtained with the recently commissioned 25 TW-laser. We will describe the scientific opportunities at the MEC instrument and provide time to discuss important physics proposals and experimental needs for cutting-edge research with the upcoming 200 TW-laser that is expected to become available shortly after the workshop.

The workshop will provide opportunities for presentations by students and postdocs in discussion and poster sessions. Sponsor exhibits will be on display throughout the duration of the workshop.


Dr. Roger Falcone
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Siegfried Glenzer (Chair)
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Dr. Stefan Hau-Riege
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Philip Heimann
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


Confirmed Speakers

Farhat Beg University of California, San Diego
Tom Boehly University of Rochester
Cindy Bolme Los Alamos National Laboratory
Thomas Fennel University of Rostock, Germany
Sean M. Finnegan U.S. Department of Energy
Frederico Fiuza Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Eliseo Gamboa SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Yogendra Gupta Washington State University
Jim Hawreliak Washington State University
Chi-Chang Kao SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Hae Ja Lee SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
David D. Meyerhofer University of Rochester
Bob Nagler SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Richard Sandberg Los Alamos National Laboratory
Alec Thomas University of Michigan
G.R. Tynan University of California, San Diego


Parallel Events (separate registration required)

October 8-11, 2014: SSRL / LCLS Annual Users' Meeting & Workshops
Program chairs: Christoph Bostedt (SLAC LCLS), Stosh Kozimor (LANL, SSRL UEC), Johanna Nelson Weker (SLAC SSRL), Philippe Wernet (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, LCLS UEC)
Register at:  https://conf-slac.stanford.edu/ssrl-lcls-2014/