A Scientific Journey from Wakefields to Astrophysics and Fusion: A Symposium in Honor of Toshiki Tajima

Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
On January 25th-26th, 2018 the Laser High Field community will celebrate the 70th birthday of one of its founders, mentor and inventor Toshiki Tajima.  
 
The event is being held in the Calit2 Auditorium, BUILDING #325 on the UCI Campus [CLICK HERE FOR A UCI CAMPUS MAP].
 
This renaissance man with boundless imagination has been the driving force in building connections among the domains of ultrafast optics, plasma physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics.  However, his most acclaimed contribution has been the invention with John Dawson in 1979 of Laser Wakefield Acceleration (LWA).  The same concept was extended to electron and proton beams, few years later by P. Chen, J. Dawson, R.WW Huff, T Katsouleas.  Today, using Toshiki Tajima's invention, hundreds of groups and thousands of researchers worldwide carry the hope to revolutionize high-energy physics beyond today’s existing frontiers.
 
CLICK HERE to download the Scientific Programme.
 
PLEASE VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE TO REGISTER AND PAY YOUR FEE ONLINE:   
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A Special Joint Symposium / Colloquium presented by Barry Barish [Caltech / LIGO], will take place at 4:00 pm, on January 25th in Calit2 Auditorium, and will be available via Zoom video conferencing in RH 101.  
 
For more details, please visit the Colloquium webpage:  https://www.physics.uci.edu/node/13024