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Monday, 06 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:30 to 10:00 Rajesh Gopakumar (Director, ICTS): Welcome address
10:00 to 11:00 Bob Bingham Particle acceleration using lasers- Introductory talk
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 12:30 K. A. Tanaka Upcoming High Power Laser facilities
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break
14:00 to 15:00 M. Krishnamurthy Introductory talk on experimental challenges
15:00 to 16:00 Amita Das Plasma Based Particle Acceleration
16:00 to 16:30 --- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
16:30 to 17:30 Anton Ilderton Introductory talk on Physics at Extreme Intensities: Fundamental quantum physics in intense
Tuesday, 07 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 10:00 Tony Bell Plenary Talk
10:00 to 10:20 Sam Yoffe Technical talk
10:20 to 10:40 Daniel Seipt Technical talk
10:40 to 11:00 Robbie Scott Lightning Talk: A novel laser-solid interaction geometry for the creation of a convergent fast-electron source
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 12:30 -- Lightening talks by INDO - UK participants: 5 slots
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break
14:00 to 15:00 -- Lightening talks by INDO - UK participants: 5 slots
15:00 to 15:30 P. K Kaw Lightening talks
15:30 to 15:45 Alex Robinson Newton-Bhaba Theory & Simulation Workshop - Lightning Talk (Skype)
15:45 to 16:00 Tony Arbor Lightning talks (Skype)
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
16:30 to 17:30 -- Identification of few areas of common interest. Formation of sub- groups
17:30 to 19:00 -- Poster session for participants
Wednesday, 08 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 10:00 Raoul Trines Plenary Talk: Wave-kinetic theory and simulations for filamentation and modulational instabilities
10:00 to 10:20 Adam Noble Technical Talks
10:20 to 10:40 Amita Das Technical Talk
10:40 to 11:00 Sudip Sengupta Technical Talk
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 11:50 Bhooshan Paradkar Technical Talk: Electron heating in Radiation Pressure driven Acceleration (RPA)
11:50 to 12:10 Mrityunjay Kundu Technical Talk: Theory and simulations of turbulence
12:10 to 12:30 Mahendra Verma Technical Talk
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break
14:00 to 16:00 -- Multi-Round table discussions: forming potential collaborations
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
16:30 to 17:30 -- Wrap up of potential collaborations
17:30 to 18:00 -- Tea / Coffee Break
18:00 to 20:00 -- Cultural Event - Concert by Dr Prakash Sontakke's group
Thursday, 09 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 10:00 Dino Jaroszynski Plenary talk: Laser-plasma accelerators and radiation
10:00 to 11:00 Zulfikar Najmudin Plenary talk: Development of laser plasma accelerators and their applications
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 12:30 G. Ravindra Kumar Plenary talk
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break
14:00 to 14:30 Rajeev Pattathil Review of Experimental Facilities: High Power Laser Facilities in the UK
14:30 to 15:00 M. Krishnamurthy Review of Experimental Facilities: Overview of Experiments and methods
15:00 to 15:30 K. A. Tanaka Super-penetration may be good for Fast Ignition
15:30 to 16:00 Alex Robinson Thoughts on Managing International Collaborations (Skype)
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
16:30 to 17:00 Rajeev Pattathil Accessing Newton-Bhabha Funds
17:00 to 17:30 -- Summary: Strategic themes & way forward
17:30 to 19:00 -- Poster session for participants
Friday, 10 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 11:00 Kartik Patel Introduction to PIC simulations
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 12:30 Bhavesh Patel Introduction to fluid simulation in plasmas
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break
14:00 to 15:00 Sanat Tiwari Introduction to Molecular dynamics simulations (pertinent in strong coupling regime)
15:00 to 16:00 Bhargava Vaidya Use of PLUTO code for High Energy Astrophysical Problems - Skype
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
16:30 to 17:30 Sushil Samant New LPA code AGASTHI
Saturday, 11 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 10:00 Ujjwal Sinha Astrophysical shocks with PIC
10:00 to 11:00 Kartik Patel --
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 12:30 -- Hands-on sessions on Fluid/ PIC /MD simulations
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break
14:00 to 17:00 -- Hands-on sessions on Fluid/ PIC /MD simulations
15:30 to 16:00 Prashant Singh --
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
16:30 to 17:30 -- Hands-on sessions on Fluid/ PIC /MD simulations
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 10:00 G. Rajasekaran review from HEP perspective: Hundred years of Fundamental Physics and a Crisis
10:00 to 11:00 Vinod Chandra HEP talk- Strongly coupled matter in heavy-ion collisions: opportunities & challenges
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 12:30 V. Ravishankar Effective field theory approach to Laser plasma acceleration
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break
14:00 to 15:00 John Pasley Review Talk: Hydrodynamics Driven by Intense short-pulse lasers
15:00 to 15:30 Aakash Sahai Positron Acceleration using Plasma-based accelerators - Skype Talk
15:30 to 16:00 Ujjwal Sinha Modeling astrophysical plasmas using particle in cell method
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
16:30 to 17:30 V. K. Tripathi Radiation Pressure Acceleration of ions from Sub-Critical Thickness Foils and Gaseous Targets
21:00 to 22:00 Warren Mori Some thoughts on plasma-based acceleration (PBA) - Review Talk( through Skype)
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 10:00 Gagan Mohanty Challenges in high energy physics
10:00 to 11:00 Sukanya Mitra HEP talk: Generation of strong Electro-Magnetic Fields in HIC and their impact
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 11:50 Chakera Laser plasma particle acceleration activities at RRCAT, Indore
11:50 to 12:10 Moorti Laser Plasma Electron Accelerator: Experimental studies performed at RRCAT, Indore
12:10 to 12:30 Upadhyay Status of the Simulation Activity
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break
14:00 to 14:30 R. P. Sharma Turbulent magnetic field amplification in Laser Plasma interaction
14:30 to 15:00 Chris Murphy Laser Plasmas for Acceleration and Applications: Science and Sources - Skype
15:00 to 15:30 Prashant Singh Features of ion-acceleration from Petawatt femtosecond laser pulses (Skype)
15:30 to 16:00 Aakash Sahai Laser-plasma electron acceleration in a strongly-mismatched regime (Skype)
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
16:30 to 17:00 Subhendu Kahaly Surface Plasma Attosource: from electrons to high harmonics at ELI-ALPS (Skype)
21:00 to 22:00 Warren Mori Skype
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 10:00 Chan Joshi Status and plans of the PWFA Program - Skype
10:00 to 11:00 C. H. Nam Plenary talk - Skype
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 12:30 Amit Roy Conventional accelerators
11:30 to 12:30 -- Brainstorming sessions: Indian Roadmap
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break
14:00 to 15:00 Rajeev Pattathil Brainstorming sessions: US roadmap and EuPRAXIA
15:00 to 16:00 -- Brainstorming session: Indian Laser-plasma Roadmap
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
Friday, 17 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 10:00 Carl Schroeder Berkeley-Plenary talk (through Skype)
10:00 to 11:00 Raghava Varma Introducing Accelerator technology as a discipline in academic institutions
11:00 to 11:30 -- Tea / Coffee or Discussion Break
11:30 to 12:30 -- Summary and forward plan
12:30 to 14:00 -- Lunch/Discussion Break