New large scale intense laser facilities with unique specifications
will be soon coming on-line, capable of laser intensities never achieved before.
At the same time, a number of dedicated laser installations are being built or
upgraded across the world to enter new regimes of laser-matter interaction for
particle acceleration and generation of radiation.
In this rapidly evolving context there is a compelling need of advanced training
for the community of young researchers involved in the various aspects of this
research, requiring theoretical, numerical and experimental skills.
The School aims at bringing together distinguished scientists and motivated young researchers,
post-doc and Ph.D students engaged or willing to enter this field, to promote advanced training
in the key areas of ultraintense lasers, interaction with matter at ultra-high field and laser-plasma
acceleration, with a focus on emerging, new, ground-breaking initiatives based on novel particle
acceleration techniques, like the EuPRAXIA project.
Novel accelerator techniques will indeed be one of the highlights of the School,
where the best expertise from the accelerator science will deliver fundamental
notions and extraordinary achievements of modern light sources based on the latest acceleration
technology, with a perspective view on novel accelerators. Also, specialists in generation of
advanced radiation will provide latest update on applications to major multidisciplinary fields,
including medicine and biology, material science and space industry.