High Power Laser Science and Engineering

Several tens of thousands of particle accelerators are in use today with varied applications in research, industry, medicine and other fields. Yet accelerator usage could be much more widespread, were it not limited by cost and size constraints, especially in hospitals, universities, and small and medium size companies. This would enable ground-breaking applications and innovations on a much larger scale.


A possible solution to this bottleneck is the development of more compact – and consequently more cost-efficient – accelerator technologies, a strategy that has been investigated in the past two decades bringing forth plasma accelerators as one of its most promising candidates.


Image credit: Alberto Martinez de la Ossa


This interdisciplinary school will bring together all research areas within EuPRAXIA-DN and will be held in the 'Eternal City' Rome in Italy from 22-26 April 2024. Lectures and topical talks will be presented by research leaders from academia and industry.


The school will be organized in partnership with INFN and introduce the basic principles of plasma accelerators, including basic plasma physics, laser- and beam-driven acceleration, plasma injection schemes, plasma and beam diagnostics, particle-in-cell codes, as well as specific high impact projects, including EuPRAXIA and AWAKE. Tutorial sessions in smaller problem classes will reinforce content and promote discussion. All participants will be given the opportunity to present their own research in a poster session.


Social events, an excursion to INFN-LNF, and a public talk on plasma accelerator science and technology will complement the programme.


Registration deadline: 29th February 2024


Payment deadline: 15th March 2024


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101073480 and the UKRI guarantee funds.


More information: https://agenda.infn.it/event/38913/