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ELI Summer School 2020 – almost 500 participants

26-28 August 2020

Virtual Summer School was managed by ELI-ALPS Laser Research Institute

This year ELI organized an on-line summer school. The program attracted a huge number of participants from around the world. The school was attended by almost 500 on-line participants. We were very pleased with the enormous interest in this year’s summer school.

Next year the school will be organized in the Czech republic by ELI Beamlines laser centre.

Everything is different in 2020, but the fifth ELI Summer School (ELISS) went successfully. This year the event, alternatingly hosted by the individual pillars of ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure), was again organized by ELI-ALPS (Attosecond Light Pulse Source ). Unfortunately, this time we were unable to meet participants in person, and the programmes was held in the virtual space
on 26-28 August 2020.

The main objective of ELISS was to provide young researchers with a comprehensive overview of intense laser pulses and laser-driven particle and radiation sources.

Programmes:
Virtual laboratory tour
Poster section
Lectures

Topics covered:
High-power ultrashort lasers
Particle acceleration and applications
Plasma Physics
Generation and application of attosecond
pulses
XUV and X-ray optics
ELI user experiments
Generation and applications of intense THz
radiation
Generation and amplification of ultrashort laser pulse
Generation of bright coherent and incoherent X-ray pulses using short-pulse lasers

Lecturers:
Anne L’ Huillier (Lund University, Sweden)
Martin Aeschlimann (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Louis DiMauro (Ohio State University, USA)
Sambhu Ghimire (Stanford University)
Fabien Quéré (CEA Paris-Saclay, France)
Hans-Jakob Wörner (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Laszlo Veisz (Umea University, Sweden)
Chris Phillips (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Robert Moshammer (Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany)
Christian Ott (Heidelberg University, Germany)