Keynote Speakers

Since the LEI conference aims at unifying the already large scientific communities from the related fields, world leading scientists have been invited to chair the scientific committees. At the same time the scientific chairs were also asked to provide the community with keynote talks from the respective fields.

John Collier (RAL, UK)
Major challenges of short pulse high intensity lasers

Ferenc Krausz (MPQ, Germany)
Attosecond physics: status and prospects

Thomas Cowan (HZDR, Germany)
Laser-acceleration of ions and their potential for Radiation Therapy

Karel Rohlena (IoP, Czech Republic)
Laser driven X-ray sources and their applications at ELI-Beamlines

Norbert Pietralla (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Nuclear Physics with photon beams: Past, Presence and Future

Toshiki Tajima (MPQ, Germany)
High Field Science at ELI and Beyond



Plenary speakers

Katsumi Midorikawa (RIKEN, Japan)
Intense high harmonic generation and application

Wim Leemans (LBNL, California, USA)
The BELLA project

Ken Homma (University of Hiroshima, Japan)
Probing vacuum structures by combinations of high-intensity laser technologies

Philippe Zeitoun (LOA, Palaiseau, France)
Architecture of a CPA XUV chain

Dietrich Habs (LMU Munich, Germany)
Nuclear Photonics



Invited presentations - 30 min - (confirmed / under confirmation)

Alexander Pukhov (Univ. Dusseldorf, Germany)
Overview of Radiation Pressure Acceleration, and other advanced concepts

Jorge Viera (IST, Lisbon, Portugal)
Large scale Simulations of laser driven plasma based accelerators

Josef Krasa (FZU, Prague, Czech Republic)
Secondary particle production from laser-accelerated beams

Gianluca Sarri (Queens Univ. Belfast)
Employing laser-accelerated proton beams to diagnose high intensity laser-plasma interactions

Arie Zigler (Hebrew Univ, Israel)
Acceleration of protons to above 6MeV by interaction of 10^17W/cm^2 laser pulse with H2O snow nano-wire targets

Chris Hooker (CLF, RAL, UK)
Contrast degradation in pulse stretchers

Gilles Cheriaux (ILE, Palaiseau, France)
Status and implementation of Apollon-10P laser system

Jake Bromage (LLE, Rochester, USA)
OPCPA front end for high intensity lasers

Ken-ichi Ueda (UEC, Tokyo, Japan)
Coherent beam combination

Laszlo Veisz (MPQ, Garching, Germany)
Few cycle high intensity laser developmenst at MPQ

Chang Hee NAM (KAIST, Korea)
High Harmonic Generation from Gases and from Relativistic Plasmas

Ruxin Li (Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China)
Electron acceleration in a two stage laser wakefield accelerator

Matt Zepf (Queens University Belfast, UK)
Roadmap to ultraintense attosecond sources

Eleftherios Goulielmakis (MPQ, Garching, Germany)
Attosecond physics with Synthesized Light Field Transients

Uwe Thumm (Kansas State University, USA)
Attosecond time-resolved photoemission spectroscopy from solid surfaces

Silvia Cipiccia (Strathclyde University, UK)
Brilliant gamma-ray source based on a laser plasma wakefield accelerator

Stefan Kneip (Imperial College, UK)
Synchrotron Radiation from a Laser Wakefield Accelerator

Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn (MPQ, Garching, Germany
Relativistic electron sheets from nanometer foils for attosecond pulse generation

Andreas Ipp (TU Vienna, Austria)
Streaking at high energies with electrons and positrons

Hartmut Ruhl (LMU, München, Germany)
Electron, positron and photon cascades in ultra-intense laser fields

Masaki Kando (JAEA, Japan)
Recent progress of flying mirrors - towards ultra-high fields

Tony Bell (Oxford, UK)
Gamma-ray and electron-positron pair production in high intensity laser-plasma interactions

Chris Barty (LLNL,USA)
Gamma-ray production for ELI-N

Michael Jentschel (ILL Grenoble, France)
Gamma-ray optics

Luca Serafini (Uni Milano, Italy)
A European Proposal for the ELI-NP Gamma-ray Source

Deniz Savran (GSI Darmstadt, Germany)
Nuclear gamma-ray coincidence experiments in high-intensity photon beams

Toshiyuki Shizuma (JAEA, Kyoto, Japan)
Nuclear Astrophysics with Intense Photon Beams

Lorant Csige (LMU, München)
Nuclear photofission studies with monochromatic gamma-ray beams