27 February 2019
ELI Beamlines
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Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop

Laboratory Astrophysics is the study of astrophysical phenomena on a laboratory scale
using high-power lasers. The physics explored in high power laser experiments address    questions that are relevant to understand astrophysical phenomena. In particular, Laboratory
Astrophysics is becoming a very popular field among Laboratory Plasma physicists and
High Energy astrophysicists, due to the rapid growth in the overlap between common areas
of interest. High-power facilities are already being used to study, for example:


  •  Magnetic reconnection (e.g. Nishizuka et al. 2012)
  •  Collisionless shocks (e.g. Medvedev & Spitkovsky 2008, Liang et al. 2012)
  •  Particle acceleration and cosmic ray physics (e.g. Fox et al. 2017)
  •  Coherent nonlinear structures (e.g. Marklund & Shukla 2006)
  •  Magnetic field generation (e.g. Tzeferacos et al. 2018)
  •  Jet formation (e.g. Ciardi 2010, Li et al. 2016)
  •  Rayleigh-Taylor and Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities (e.g. Harding et al. 2009)
  •  Radiation hydrodynamic physics (Ryutov et al. 1999)
  •  Radiative shocks (e.g. Suzuki-Vidal et al. 2015)

With the ultra-high power laser at ELI Beamlines new opportunities to explore, among
others, QED processes and high-field astrophysics will emerge. By bringing together experts
in areas where there exists a clear potential for future collaborations, this workshop aims to
enhance the collaboration between astrophysicists, plasma physicists, and experimentalists
in the Czech Republic

Starts 27 Feb 2019 08:30
Ends 27 Feb 2019 18:30
ELI Beamlines
Conference Hall 1
5. května 835, 252 41 Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic.