2018 US-Japan Workshop on Theory and Simulations of High-Field and High Energy Density Physics

3 - 4 November 2018

Portland, Oregon

This is a one and a half day US-Japan workshop focused on theory and simulations of high-field and high energy density physics. It will take place right before the 60th Annual Meeting of the APS DPP in Oregon Convention Center/Hilton Portland Downtown (same location as the APS DPP meeting). The workshop will start at 1pm on Saturday, November 3.


Requests to participate must be submitted online by 09/01/2018 using the Abstract Submission form under the Abstracts dropdown below. You will need to provide a presentation title and brief abstract (150-300 words).

The workshop is motivated by new regimes of laser-plasma interactions that are becoming or expect to become accessible at flagship laser facilities worldwide (LFEX, NIF ARC).

Our primary focus is on interactions at relativistic and near-relativistic intensities. In these regimes, a kinetic description becomes a necessity, which introduces an extra level of complexity into already challenging multi-scale problems. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • acceleration and radiation in super-intense laser-plasma interaction
  • ps-scale relativistic laser-matter interactions
  • magnetized laser-plasma interactions
  • proton & high Z ion acceleration by intense lasers
  • kinetic modeling in the implosion of ICF

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in the topic in order to enable an exchange of ideas and to allow them to share their expertise. Another important function of the workshop is the integration of junior researchers and students into the high energy density community.   

The workshop will consist of oral presentations and a considerable amount of time will be allocated for follow-up discussions. 

Workshop Organizers: 

Alex Arefiev (UC San Diego, USA)
Yasuhiko Sentoku (Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan)


Abstracts to present at this workshop must be submitted by September 1, 2018. Please complete the form below to submit your abstract. Your abstract will be reviewed after the deadline, and you will receive notification shortly thereafter.



The workshop will start at 1 pm on Saturday. The full agenda will be posted here, when it becomes available.

Travel Guidance

Information on the workshop venue, access, transportation, and accomodation will be posted here shortly.