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  ELI-NP Workshop: 27-28 June 2013

"Towards TDR of experiments with intense laser beams at ELI-NP"

The workshop "Towards Technical Design Reports (TDR) of experiments with intense laser beams at ELI-NP" was held in Bucharest-Magurele, on June June 27th - 28th, adjacent to a workshop "Towards Technical Design Reports (TDR) of experiments with brilliant gamma-ray beams at ELI-NP" held at the same location on June 25th - 26th, 2013.

The workshop aims to specify the main instrumentation that will be needed for experiments at the 2x10PW laser system at ELI-NP from 2016 on. It is intended that experimentalists present their research ideas and identify the necessary equipment for reaching the envisioned science program. Theoretical presentations are equally invited that would encourage and deepen possible research paths at the high power laser system of ELI-NP.

The meeting will be focused on setting up the working groups towards ELI-NP TDRs. People interested to participate should contact the workshop organizers at . Participation to the workshop is by invitation only. The material presented at the workshop will form a base for the up-coming formulation of TDR for the future experimental areas. The parameters of the ELI-NP facility can be found here.

Participants are expected to attend the full duration of the workshop and are encouraged to contribute to the formulation of the Technical Design Reports.

The workshop will intentionally be held in a largely informal style. After a presentation of the future laser system at the ELI-NP facility at IFIN-HH, Bucharest, that currently is under construction, the workshop will be organized as follows:

FIRST DAY: three topical sessions:

• Laser Delivery - convener Gilles Cheriaux (LOA, France)
• Laser Driven Radiation Sources Developments - convener Paul McKenna, (SUPA, UK)
• Laser Driven Experiments for Nuclear Physics and Particle Production - convener Peter Thirolf (LMU, Germany)

SECOND DAY: three parallel sessions dedicated to the three TDRs:

• TDR1: E1 (+E4,E5): Laser Driven Ions for Nuclear Physics and Applications
• TDR2: E6 (+E4,E5): Laser Driven High Field Physics
• TDR3: E7 (+E4,E5): Combined Laser-Gamma Beams Experiments

One or two main speakers will introduce the topic, give an overview of the subject, and raise key questions for discussion. These talks will be followed by an open discussion including short presentations (5 minutes) by the participants. The presenters should avoid introductory remarks or at least keep them to the very minimum, as the main speaker is supposed to have properly introduced the points of the short contributions to the discussion.

In order to prepare future experiments, during the second day of the workshop, working groups will be formed to define the experimental set-up necessary to carry on the physics discussed in the three sessions.

Schedule of the workshop
The scientific programme will start at 9.30 am on June 27th, 2013, and finish on June 28th, 2013, at 5.30 pm.

Important dates
The registration deadline is Friday, May 31, 2013.

Contact person:

Daniel Ursescu:

Secretary of the Workshop:

Adriana Mihai:
Phone: 0040 749 071 045

The ELI-NP project is co-funded by The European Union and the Romanian Government through the European Regional Development Fund.

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