Moscow  - St.-Petersburg,

22 - 28 July 2017
Nonlinear Dynamics
and Complexity
Lasers with High Peak
and High Average Power
Nonlinear Problems in the Atmosphere and Ocean
Magnetic Fields in Laboratory High Energy Density Plasmas (LaB)

The “LaB” workshop series aims at bringing together, in a transdisciplinary forum, scientists interested in the emerging areas of coupling laboratory high-energy-density (HED) plasmas and external and internal intense magnetic fields in varied domains, including plasma astrophysics, inertial fusion, and particle acceleration. Magnetic fields have been widely recognized to have profound effects in these areas, but specific progress is hindered by limited theoretical understanding and diagnostics capabilities. The main aim of such a forum is to serve as an exchange of ideas, discussion of theoretical and experimental work that has been done, and to explore potential new collaborations in these critical areas.

Julien Fuchs, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Andrea Ciardi, Sorbonne University-UMPC, Observatoire de Paris, France
Dustin Froula, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, USA
Emmanuel d’Humières, Univ. Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA, France
Hantao Ji, Princeton University, USA
Mattias Marklund, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Sergey Pikuz, JIHT, RAS, Russia
Carlo Rizzo, U. Toulouse, LNCMI-CNRS, France

Scientific Secretary
Mikhail Starodubtsev
Institute of Applied Physics RAS
46 Ulyanov Str., 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Tel: +7 (831) 4321441, Fax: +7 (831) 4363792

Invited Speakers



Dmitry Bisikalo
Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RussiaModelling of accretion processes in magnetized binary stars

Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan
Space Research Institute Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Mechanisms of astrophysical jets formation and comparison with laboratory experiments


Simon Bolanos
Ecole Polytechniqie, LULI, France
Reconnection experiments with a guide field

Andrey Brantov
P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Relativistic laser-plasma interaction: high-energy particles, gamma and THz radiation, magnetic fields


Laura Chen
University of Oxford, UK
Magnetic field amplification and particle acceleration in laboratory astrophysics

Julien Fuchs
Ecole Polytechniqie, LULI, France
Ion interactions with dense plasmas in magnetized and unmagnetized configurations

Yuji Fukuda
National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan
Laser-driven ion accelerations with sub-micronsize cluster targets: Contributions of shocks and magnetic vortexes


Vladimir Gubchenko
Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Kinetic  approach to magnetic reconnection: from space to HED laser plasma


Masahiro Hoshino
Tokyo University, Japan
High energy particles generated by wakefield acceleration in relativistic shocks (Plenary talk)


Guangyue Hu
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Laser plasma evolution in external 10T intense magnetic field

Carolyn Kurantz
University of Michigan, USA
Astrophysically relevant, magnetized high-energy-density physics experiments at the University of Michigan (Plenary talk)

Yasuaki Kishimoto
Kyoto University, Japan
Confinement of high energy density plasma produced by the interaction between high intensity laser and structured medium


Kirill Lezhnin
Princeton University, USA
Dynamics of relativistic electron vortices in collisionless plasmas

Chikang K. Li
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Measurement of self-generated spontaneous fields and their effects on ICF ion kinetic dynamics


Quentin Moreno
Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, France
PIC simulations for the study of collisionless shocks formation in laboratory astrophysics context

Motoaki Nakatsutsumi
European XFEL GmbH, Germany
Magnetic inhibition of proton acceleration by intense lasers


Alexander Pelka
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
Experimental study of accretion processes in binary stars by combining laser-generated plasma flows with an external magnetic field

Sergey Pikuz
Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences
X-ray spectroscopy diagnostics on magnetized plasma flows with astrophysical relevance

Bin Qiao
Peking University, China
Relativistic reconnection in extreme magnetic astronomical environment

Martin Read
York Plasma Institute, University of York
Beam self-focusing and electron transport effects in magnetised laser-plasmas



Guilhem Revet
Ecole Polytechniqie, LULI, France
Magnetized accretion dynamics in the laboratory

Shohei Sakata
Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
First experimental demonstration of isochoric heating of a dense plasma core with assistance of external kilo-tesla magnetic field


Kevin Schoeffler
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Biermann vs/& Weibel: General kinetic solution for the generation of magnetic fields via density and temperature gradients

Ildar Shaikhislamov
Institute of Laser Physics, SB RAS, Russia
Collisionless super-Alfvenic interaction and generation of large amplitude pre-shock magnetosonic wave in laser plasma experiment

Mikhail Starodubtsev
Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russa
Plasma penetration across a magnetic field


Luca Volpe
Centro de Laseres Pulsados, University of Salamanca, Spain
Resistive self-induced magnetic field for electron beam collimation

Akifumi Yogo
Institute of Laser Engineering
Osaka University, Japan
Ion acceleration from the modulated electric and magnetic fields by bundled picosecond laser beams


Zhe Zhang
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Generation and application of a laser driven magnetic field in Lab-Astrophysics researches


Jiayong Zhong
Beijing Normal University, China
Magnetic reconnection experiments with Shenguang II upgrade lasers

Cremlin workshop
Key technological issues in construction and exploitation of 100 PW class lasers

The project CREMLIN (Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures) is intended to foster scientific cooperation between the Russian Federation and the European Union in the development and scientific exploitation of large-scale research infrastructures. The laser complex XCELS developed at IAP RAS provides a wonderful opportunity for establishing and enhancing scientific cooperation and strong networks between this Russian megascience facility and the European research infrastructures. Identification of key technological issues relevant to 100 PW class laser systems is the principal goal of the workshop.

Alexander Sergeev, Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia
Catalin Miron, ELI, Romania


  • Physics of petawatt and multi-petawatt lasers
  • Pump laser for final cascades of (parametrical) chirped pulse amplifiers 
  • Characterization of high power laser beams and pulses
    Increase of repetition rate of high power lasers

Cremlin project manager at IAP
Nadezhda Krivatkina
Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia
Tel: +7 (831) 4164684, Fax: +7 (831) 4363792