Meeting Schedule

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Registration and Networking Reception

Location: Lobby/bar of Renaissance Washington DC Dupont Circle Hotel

1143 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20037

Monday, December 14, 2015, Science and Engineering Hall, Lehman Auditorium
8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 Introduction from GWU and ARO

Chris Barty (LLNL) "Optimized Laser-Compton Gamma-ray Sources for NuclearPhotonics”

9:45 Mike Campbell (U Rochester) “Ultra-High Brightness Lasers Developments at University of Rochester”
10:15 Discussion 
10:45 Coffee
11:00 Ying Wu (Duke U/TUNL) “HIGS: Free-Electron Laser Based Compton Gamma-Ray Source”
11:30 Calvin Howell (Duke U/TUNL) “Nuclear Physics Research at HIGS”
12:00 Lunch provided onsite
1:30 Vitaly Yakimenko (SLAC) “FACET-II Facility Overview and Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Program”
2:00 Carsten Hast (SLAC) “Gamma Ray Source at FACET-II”

Cristina Vaccarezza (INFN/Frascati) “The ELI-NP Gamma Beam System: RF LINAC optimization as a driver for

Inverse Compton source

3:00 Coffee
3:15 Andrei Afanasev (GWU) “Inverse-Compton Source of Twisted Photons”

Adriana Palffy, (MPI-Heidelberg) "New Theoretical Insights on the Physics of Compound Nuclei from

Laser-Nucleus Reactions"

4:15 James Carroll (ARL) "Nuclear Metastable States for Energy and Power"
4:45 Adjourn
 Tuesday, December 15, 2015,  Science and Engineering Hall, Lehman Auditorium  
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Joshua McNeur (Erlangen) "Accelerators on a Chip: Towards an All-optical Nanostructured Dielectric Accelerator"
9:30 C. Jing (Euclid)  “Overview of Dielectric Accelerators for compact radiation sources”
10:00 Coffee
10:15 Markus Roth (TU Darmstadt)  "Intense Ion and Neutron Beams from Relativistic Laser Matter Interaction"
10:45 Daniel Gordon (NRL) “Gigavolt Bound-Free Transitions in Extreme Light”
11:15 Coffee

Donald Umstadter (U Nebraska-Lincoln) “Nuclear Applications of Laser-Wakefield-Accelerator-Driven

Inverse-Compton X-rays”


Shouyuan Chen (U Nebraska-Lincoln) “Low-dose radiography with Laser-Wakefield-Accelerator-Driven

Inverse-Compton X-rays“

12:30 Lunch provided onsite
2:00 John Nees (U Michigan) "Diagnostics for Laser Induced Gamma Rays"
2:30 Karl Krushelnik (U Michigan) "Gamma Rays, Positrons and Pions from High Intensity Laser Interactions"

Cameron Geddes  (LBL) “Compact Quasi-Monoenergetic Photon Sources for Nuclear Applications

using Laser-Plasma Accelerators”


Enam Chowdhury  (Ohio State) “Ion acceleration with kHz Ultra-Intense Laser Interacting with

Thin Liquid Sheet Target

4:00 Closing Remarks
4:15 Adjourn

**LDRS meetings will be held in the Science and Engineering Hall, 800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052, Lehman Auditorium (Room B1220)**