promoted and supported by
Leonida A. GIZZI(CNR, INO), Ralph ASSMANN (DESY)
Petra KOESTER (CNR, INO),
Francesca USALA (CNR, INO)
Ruth MUNDT (DESY)
Petra KOESTER (CNR, INO) (tbc)
NEWS - News concerning the School will be posted here
• Lectures slides available here.
• "Best Poster" prize by Applied Sciences awarded to ANGEL FERRAN POUSA.
• "Technology breakthrough" prize by Vacuum Components & Systems awarded to KAI HUANG.
• 1st Group picture available here (a 2nd picture will be taken on Thursday, 10 am)
• How to reach the venue (main entrance) from the bus top of Piazza CAPRILE in Anacapri: see gmap link.
• Submitted posters: see list;
• Participation to Social events: please fill the form to give a preliminary (non-binding) feedback;
• Accompanying persons: see registration info below;
• Link for bus and cable car details in Capri;
• Link for ferries to reach Capri from nearby main destinations;
• Poster session: poster size should be A0/portrait;
• Programme layout with speakers now online;
• Registration deadline (with request for partial financial support): April 20th, 2017 (Expired);
MOTIVATION - 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 applications to 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.
Poster - Download the poster of the school here
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME - The programme of the course will cover all aspects of plasma acceleration, including beam driven and laser driven electron acceleration and different flavours of laser-driven ion acceleration. • Leading experts will guide participants through a journey across the science and techonology of intense lasers, including advanced laser schemes for future high average power sources, fundamental aspects of laser-plasma interactions, electron beam dynamics and advanced configurations of radiation emission, from Thomson scattering to X-ray free electron laser. • Ultrafast measurements and ultimate diagnostic techniques for laser and plasma characterization will be a key part of the course, with step-by-step training on laser pulse amplification and compression, pulse duration and contrast measurement, phase control and frequency conversion, electron and ion detection. • Basic and advanced concepts of numerical modelling of laser-plasma interaction physics, radiation emission and particles and radiation transport will be presented in view of the development of full start-to-end simulation of radiation sources. • An overview will also be given of the main laser facilities featuring the most advanced high power and high energy laser sources.
A Best Poster prize of 500 € will be awarded in collaboration with Applied Sciences Journal Editors. The best poster will be selected by a committee including School Directors and Invited Lecturers. Participants willing to be considered for the prize selection should submit their poster abstract no later than June 15th, 2017.
A Technology Breakthrough prize of 500 € will also be awarded in collaboration with VCS Vacuum Components and Systems. The prize will be awarded to the author of the poster showing original, innovative technological solutions and ideas in the experimental approach to intense laser-plasma investigation. Participants willing to be considered for the prize selection should submit their poster abstract no later than June 15th, 2017.
Costa, G., Characterization of self-injected electron beams from LWFA experiments at SPARC_LAB
Ditter, E. J., Exploring Proton Acceleration through Radiation Pressure using Thin Foils: Optical Diagnostics
Ferran Pousa., A. External injection into a laser-driven plasma accelerator with sub-femtosecond timing jitter
Garland, R.J., Study of fast electron dependencies in the heating of a solid target
Gerstmayr, E., Experimental observation of strong radiation reaction effects in the interaction of a high-intensity laser with a wakefield-accelerated electron beam
Ghaith, A., Progress of PrFeB Based Hybrid Cryogenic Undulators at SOLEIL
Gruse, J.-N., Modelling of Plasma Mirrors for a Laser Plasma Wakefield Staging Experiment
Horný, V., Ultrashort betatron X-ray pulses
Huang, K., Clocking the electron beams from laser wakefield acceleration via electric-optic spatial encoding
Yi, L., Bright X-ray Source from a Laser-Driven Microplasma Waveguide
Martin, P., High energy proton acceleration from thin cryogenic hydrogen ribbons
McIlvenny, A., ‘Light Sail’ Acceleration from Ultrathin Foils
Mira, F., Impact of the dopant choice on the beam properties in the Wakefield Ionization Injection
Palla, D., Self-Injection in a Moderately Relativistic Regime
Paternò, G., Overview of the collimation and characterization system of the ELI-NP Gamma Source
Pisani, F., Ultrashort Surface Plasmon Generation by Rotating Wavefronts
Rozario, S., Laser wakefield acceleration in the presence of a clustered medium
Svystun, E.N., Preserving the quality of an electron beam externally injected into a laser-plasma-accelerator
Terzani, D., Numerical Investigation of the Wakefield Generation by a Resonant Train of Laser Pulses Using the PIC - Envelope Model
Riccardo TOMMASINI, LLNL, Livermore, CA,US, Plasma X-ray Imaging and Sources
Malte KALUZA, IOQ, Jena, DE, Ultrafast Plasma Imaging
Andrea MACCHI, CNR and Dip. Fisica, Pisa, IT, Basics of laser-plasma interaction
Andy BAYRAMIAN, LLNL, Livermore, CA, US, Intense Lasers: high average power
Carlo BENEDETTI, LBNL, Berkeley, CA, US, Advanced modelling tools for LWFA
Luca LABATE, CNR, Pisa, IT, Ultrafast, intense laser pulse diagnostics
Marco BORGHESI, QUB, Belfast, UK, Ion acceleration: TNSA and beyond
Dario GIOVE, INFN, Milano, IT, Ion beam diagnostics
Zulfikar NAJMUDIN, IC, London, UK, LWFA: injection and acceleration
Pablo CIRRONE, INFN-LNS, Catania, IT, Simulation of particles through matter
Bernhard HIDDING, SCAPA, University of Strathclyde, UK, Fundamentals and Applications of Hybrid LWFA-PWFA
Masaki KANDO, QST, JAEA, Kyoto, JP, LWFA electrons: staged acceleration
Massimo FERRARIO, INFN-LNF, IT, Electron beam properties and FEL
Stefan KARSCH, MPQ, Munich, DE, Advanced all-optical X-ray sources
Bernhard HIDDING, SCAPA, University of Strathclyde, UK, Plasma-based space radiation mimicking for space radiobiology and electronics testing
Ceferino OBCEMEA, Radiation Research Program, NCI, Bethesda, MD, USA, Clinical and radiobiological applications of plasma-accelerated particles
Paul MASON, Central Laser Faciolity, STFC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, UK, Intense laser developments and applications: high-energy DPSSL development for laser-driven radiation sources
Programme layout - Each session will include two units of 45 min. each for a total of 34 units. A Special Topics session will take place on Friday afternoon and will include three invited talks of 30 min each. Lunch break will include poster presentation and discussion.
* Special Topics
Venue: CNR conference center in Anacapri, Capri, Italy
VENUE - The School will take place at the CNR Conference Facility in Anacapri, on the island of Capri, in the south of Italy, off the cost of the beautiful peninsula of Sorrento. The conference facility is located at the premises of the former Solar Observatory of the Swedish Royal Academy, now owned by the Italian National Research Council. Capri is a famous destination in the Tyrrhenian Sea on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. Anacapri is located on the slopes of Mount Solaro at a higher elevation than Capri town. Points of interest include The Blue Grotto, the greatest attraction of the island, Villa San Michele, the Villas of Tiberius and the Chairlift for Mount Solaro which takes to the highest peak of the island from which you can enjoy the most stunning panoramas. A regular bus running every fifteen minutes takes to the sparkling city of Capri and its famous Piazzetta. Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver.
Transport - The nearest International Airport to Capri is Naples International Airport (http://www.aeroportodinapoli.it).
Registration fee for participants is 200€ and includes access to the conference facilities, lunches coffees and teas, training material, wifi. Partial financial support will be available for deserving students with limited access to institutional funding.
Registration fee for Accompanying persons is 200€ and includes access to the conference facilities, lunches, coffees and teas. For payment of registration fees please follow instructions included in the registration form (bank transfer to the CNR account - no credit card). Deadline for registration of accompanying persons is July 7th, 2017.
Social events - Guided excursions on the island will be organized to visit the main attractions including the Blue Grotto and the Villas of Tiberius.
Accommodation - Participants will have to book their own accommodation. A full list of hotels and additional information about Capri is available here. We strongly encourage participants to book their accommodation as early as possible.
The following list of hotels and B&B will have rooms available for the School until the March 10th. In most cases, price range is for single or double occupancy. Contact (email) information and web site is included. So please contact them directly mentioning "LPA - Capri2017", to secure your accommodation.