QED Laser Plasmas

Moved from 2020 to 2022 due to Covid-19.

International Workshop
2022, exact slot TBA

Ultra-intense lasers are indispensable tools for fundamental and applied research.
They can ionize matter, excite collective effects, accelerate particles to relativistic energies and drive nonlinear quantum effects. The aim of this workshop is to bring together laser-plasma theorists and experimentalists with nonperturbative quantum field theorists, to explore the rapidly growing new field of nonlinear relativistic multi-particle quantum dynamics.

Key questions

  • How do nonlinear relativistic quantum dynamics affect ultra-intense
    laser-plasma interactions?
  • How do multi-particle plasma effects affect nonlinear relativistic quantum dynamics?
  • In what parameter regimes do incoherent models of nonperturbative
    QED have to be amended?
  • What simplified models can include plasma dynamics in nonperturbative
    QED calculations?
  • Which experimental tests can explore relativistic quantum plasmas?
  • What novel phenomenology can be triggered by multi-particle relativistic
    quantum dynamics?
  • How can a multi-particle relativistic quantum framework be developed?

Invited speakers

A. V. Arefiev (US)
T. G. Blackburn (SE)
S. S. Bulanov (US)
S. V. Bulanov (CZ)
E. Efimenko (RU)
N. Elkina (DE)
A. M. Fedotov (RU)
P. Ghenuche (RO)
A. Gonoskov (SE)
M. Grech (FR)
K. Z. Hatsagortsyan (DE)
B. Kämpfer (DE)
C. H. Keitel (DE)
C. Kim (KR)
J. G. Kirk (DE)
K. Krajewska (PL)
R. Li (CN)
J. T. Mendonca (PT)
H. Ruhl (DE)
S. Rykovanov (DE)
T. Toncian (DE)
M. Vranic (PT)
S. Weber (CZ)
M. Zepf (DE)

Scientific Coordinators

Antonino Di Piazza
(Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany)

Felix Mackenroth
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)

Stuart Mangles
(Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

Mattias Marklund
(University of Gothenburg, Sweden)


Maria Voigt
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


Poster [pdf-file]

(original 2020 version)


The application form will be re-opened in late 2021/early 2022.


Scientific Program

The detailed scientific program of the workshop will be available in July 2022.


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