First Symposium on Laser-created Plasmas
Sources & Applications

July 31 - August 1st 2019

Paris - Jussieu - Université Pierre et Marie Curie
We are pleased to announce the First Symposium on Laser-created Plasmas,
in Paris, France, July 31 - August 1st 2019, right after ICPEAC XXXI in Deauville.
poster first announcement

The symposium venue will be the campus Pierre et Marie Curie of Sorbonne University.

This workshop aims at bringing together different ICPEAC and UHI/LPI (Ultra High Intensity Laser Plasma Interaction) community in order to share the latest results in the generation of light and energetic particles sources, and in the interaction of these particles (photons, electrons and ions mainly) with various kind of targets (plasmas but also individual particles, small clusters, and solid matter).

This workshop also aims at exploring the possibility of developing/sharing, among the involved communities, common experimental and/or numerical tools to strengthen our understanding of fundamental processes in various states of matter.

Important dates:

The welcome party that will take place at 7PM on Wednesday, July 31st, in the garden close to the Charpack Amphitheater, on the Sorbonne University/Jussieu campus.

First annoncement    February 22, 2019
Second annoncement    March 11, 2019
Deadline for abstract submission    July, 5th, 2019
Deadline for registration    July, 5th, 2019

LPSA committees

Scientific committee:

  • B. Dromey (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)
  • A. Di Piazza (Max Plank Institut für Kernphysik, Germany)
  • M. Fajardo (Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, IST, Portugal)
  • D. Jaroszynski (University of Strathclyde, Scotland)
  • M. Kaluza (Universitätsklinikum Jena, Germany)
  • J.-C. Kiefer (INRS, Canada)
  • S. Weber (ELI-beamlines, Czech Republic)

Local Organizing committee:

  • C. Riconda (Sorbonne University/CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
  • M. Grech (Sorbonne University/CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
  • S. Ferri (Aix-Marseille University/CNRS, Marseille)
  • S. Jacquemot(Sorbonne University/CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)


The welcome party that will take place at 7PM on Wednesday, July 31st, in the garden close to the Charpack Amphitheater, on the Sorbonne University/Jussieu campus.

You can access the Jussieu campus by either line 7 or line 10 of the metro (stop at Jussieu). It is also a nice walk from either the Jardin du Luxembourg (20min) or Saint Michel - Notre Dame (15min).

Program outline is now available

Invited speakers:

  • Andrei Benediktovitch (DESY, Germany),XUV superfluorescence in Xe gas and amplified spontaneous emission in Xe clusters: theoretical and experimental study
  • Tom Blackburn (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Benchmarking and improving semiclassical approaches to strong-field QED
  • Mark Coughlan (Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom), Studying nascent proton-driven radiation chemistry in H2O in real time using laser-based sources
  • Victor Dinu (University of Bucharest, Romania), Trident pair production in plane waves: Coherence, exchange, and spacetime inhomogeneity
  • Mathieu Gambari (LP3 AMU/CNRS, France), Optimization and application of a hard Kalpha x-ray laboratory source driven by a multi-terawatt laser-produced plasma at high repetition rate
  • Fabrizio Gaudio (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal), Bright gamma rays source and nonlinear Breit-Wheeler pairs in the collision of high density particle beams
  • Stefan Karsch (LMU Munich, Germany), Dual-energy electron beams from a compact laser-driven accelerator
  • Andrea Macchi (University of Pisa, Italy), Extreme plasmonics for laser-driven sources
  • Alexander Macleod (University of Plymouth, United Kingdom), Cherenkov radiation from the quantum vacuum
  • Fabien Niel (LULI, Ecole Polytechnique, France), Properties of the electron, positron and photon distributions in QED cascades
  • Sergey Popruzhenko (MEPhi, Russia), Diagnostics of ultrahigh laser intensities using tunnel ionization
  • Evangelos Siminos (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Generation of isolated CEP-tunable subcycle pulses in laser-driven wakes
  • Mark Yeung (Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom), Control of attosecond dynamics in relativistic plasma dynamics using two colour fields


There will be no registration fee.
Only online registration is available and the deadline is July 5, 2019.
To register, please send an email before the deadline to

Abstract submission

Abstracts must be prepared using Word or LaTeX templates.
The length of each abstract is strictly limited to one page.
When using the templates, do not make changes or modifications to the page layout or paragraph styles. Only one figure is allowed (or zero). Before submission the abstract must be converted to the PDF format. It should look like this sample abstract.
Please send the abstract before July 5, 2019 to

Getting there

The symposium will be held in Pierre et Marie Curie campus of Sorbonne University.
The campus is located at 4 place Jussieu (GPS 48.846110,2.355071), downtown Paris in the so-called Quartier Latin.
The conferences will take place at the Amphithéâtre Charpak. It is located between the towers number 22 and 23, on the SB (or RC) floor. You can access via the door 2233-SB-02.

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