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

27 - 28 March 2018

Hiroshima, Japan

This is a two day US-Japan workshop focused on theory and simulations of high-field and high energy density physics. 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. 

2018 US-Japan Workshop attendees


Workshop Organizers: 

Alex Arefiev (UCSD, USA)
Yasuhiko Sentoku (Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan)
Tomoyuki Johzaki (Hiroshima University, Japan)


Please download the Program.

Abstract Submission Deadline

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please submit your preliminary abstract by Feb. 2 to The organizers will try to accommodate everyone who is interested and whose presentation topic fits the scope of the workshop while keeping the number of US participants limited to about 12 in order to preserve the workshop format.

Travel Guidance

Travel information will be updated as it becomes available.