Training event on "Modelling of ultra-intense laser propagation in plasmas and laser-plasma accelerators: fundamentals" organized by GoLP

For PhD students/post-docs/researchers in laser-plasma interactions, this training event is dedicated to the fundamentals of computational modeling of intense laser pulse propagation in plasma, and applications to compact laser plasma-based accelerators. Laser plasma accelerators are one of the most exciting applications of intense lasers and computational modeling plays a critical role in the design and optimization of laser plasma accelerators.

The event, organized in collaboration with Laserlab, takes place over the course of 4 days, with a 2 hour lecture per day where participants will learn the basics of pulse propagation in plasma, and the principles of state-of-the-art laser-plasma computational tools, how to use these tools and perform data analysis.

The computational tool to be used is ZPIC, complemented by Jupyter notebooks. It is a fully relativistic, electromagnetic, and open-source particle-in-cell code. ZPIC builds on the state-of-the-art particle-in-cell OSIRIS, and it features all the basic ingredients of the particle-in-cell scheme without advanced features while keeping a very simplified code base and easy interfacing with Python/Jupyter notebooks.

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Organization: GoLP/IPFN/Instituto Superior Técnico
Coordination: Jorge Vieira, Ricardo Fonseca
Instructors: Jorge Vieira, Ricardo Fonseca, Miguel Pardal, Bernardo Malaca
Admin Support: Cláudia Romão, Ana Luísa Matias

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