Preliminary agenda for the Workshop on "Intense Laser and Beam Plasma Interactions" in Honor of Professor Chan Joshi's 60th Birthday

Friday July 19, 2013, De Neve Plaza, Room B

Session I: Broad Perspectives (Chair: Warren Mori)

1:30 - 2:10pm Laser Electron Acceleration: Bob Byer, Stanford

2:10 - 2:50pm On Youthful Years: What Were We Thinking? Andy Sessler, LBNL

2:50 - 3:20pm Refreshment break (De Neve Foyer)

3:20 - 4:00pm ICF Research: Past, Present, and Beyond: Ed Moses, LLNL

4:00 - 4:40pm Labs vs. Nature-made Acceleration of Particles: Roald Sagdeev, University of Maryland

4:40 - 5:00pm Break

Session II: Early Days of Plasma-based Acceleration Research: What lessons were learned that can be used to guide the future research? (Chair: Bob Bingham)

5:00 - 5:25pm How Did Advanced Accelerator Program Get Started and What Lessons Were Learned?: Dave Sutter, University of Maryland

5:25 - 5:50pm Past and Future of Plasma/Laser Based Accelerator Research: Claudio Pellegrini, UCLA

5:50 - 6:30pm Social hour (De Neve Plaza A)

7:00 - 8:00pm Dinner at De Neve Dining

Saturday July 20, 2013, De Neve Plaza, Room B

Session III: High Intensity Laser-Plasma Interactions: Where are we now and where are we going? (Chair: Tom Katsouleas)

8:30 - 8:55am How Did We Get to BELLA and What Might Be Next?: Wim Leemans, LBNL

8:55 - 9:20am Future Research Directions in High Energy Density Laser Plasma Interactions Phyiscs: Peter Norreys, Oxford/Rutherford Labs

9:20 - 9:45am Direct-drive Inertial Confinement Fusion: Where We Started (60 kJ), Where We Stand (1.5 MJ), and Where We Will Be in 50 Years (100 kJ): Dustin Froula, LLE

9:45 - 10:10am The worldwide development of the plasma accelerator field and UCLA's role in it: Bob Bingham, Rutherford Labs

10:10 - 10:40am Refreshment break (De Neve foyer)

Session IV: High Intensity Beam-Plasma Interactions: Where are we now and where are we going? (Chair: Ken Marsh)

10:40 - 11:05am Plasma Wakefield Acceleration, Early Days and Perspective: Jamie Rosenzweig, UCLA

11:05 - 11:30pm How Did We Get to FACET and What Might be Next?: Mark Hogan, SLAC

11:30 - 11:55am How Have Experiments, Theory, and Simulations Worked Together to Shape the Plasma Accelerator Research: Tom Katsouleas, Duke University

11:55 - 1:30pm Lunch (De Neve Dining)

Session V: Chan Joshi and laser beam plasma interactions viewed from abroad (Chair: Sergei Tochitsky)

1:30 - 1:55pm Fast Ignition Realization Experiment (FIREX) for Inertial Fusion Energy: Hiroshi Azechi, Director, ILE, Osaka, Japan

1:55 - 2:20pm On the Close Relationship Between IST and UCLA: Luis Silva, IST, Portugal

2:20 - 2:45pm On the Close Relationship Between Tsinghua University and UCLA: Wei Lu, Tsinghua University, China

2:45 - 3:15pm Refreshment break

Session VI: The nonlinear optics of plasmas (Chair: Chris Clayton)

3:15 - 3:40pm Laser Acceleration of Protons in Plasma with Gaseous Targets: Chuan Liu, University of Maryland

3:40 - 4:05pm Lasers and Plasmas: Pathway to Cutting-edge Science and Applications : Bill Kruer, LLNL

4:05 - 4:30pm Progress Toward Ignition at the National Ignition Facility: Denise Hinkel, LLNL

6:00 - 7:00pm Social hour, West Gallery (Bradley Hall)/p>

7:00 - 10:00pm Banquet (Bradley Hall)

Last update: July 17, 2013.