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International Workshop on Laboratory Astrophysics

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  • Jul. 17, 2019

30 October-1 November 2019, Shanghai, China

Laboratory astrophysics is the study of astrophysical phenomena in the laboratory by use of advanced experimental facilities, diagnostics, as well as high performance computers. It is based upon the fact that laws governing physical processes on Earth apply throughout the Universe.

This is a frontier of interdisciplinary research, which covers broad subjects in physics and astronomy. The Workshop on Laboratory Astrophysics will be held during 30th October – 1st November, 2019, Shanghai, China, supported by the Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) ( and School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. TDLI is a newly established national research center dedicated to fundamental research in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, particle and nuclear physics, and fundamental quantum science. A few laboratories will be built in TDLI, including a research facility composed of a high energy PW laser and a multi-10 PW laser system dedicated to laboratory astrophysics studies.

This workshop aims to provide a forum to promote academic exchange and collaborations on the laboratory astrophysics. It will focus on astrophysical problems developed under extreme high energy density conditions, which could be modelled by high power lasers, high current particle beams, and other pulsed high energy drivers. The topics of the workshop include but not limited to:

(1) Astrophysical jets, high-Mach-number flows, magnetic reconnection;

(2) Supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, strong shocks, turbulent dynamo and transonic turbulence;

(3) Ultrastrong fields, particle acceleration, relativistic plasmas, electron-positron pair plasma generation, and collisionless shocks;

(4) High-pressure EOS, strongly-coupled degenerate plasmas, planetary interiors.

Registration fee is 1500 RMB for regular participants and 1000 RMB for students. The registration fee is waived for invited speakers.


Registration and abstract submission deadline: 20th September, 2019.

Details about the registration, meeting venue and accommodation will be announced in TDLI’s website soon.


Organizing Committee:

Gianluca Gregori (Univ. Oxford)

Michel Koenig (Ecole Polytech.)

Hui Li (LANL)

Zhengming Sheng (SJTU & Univ. Strath.)

Hideaki Takabe (HZDR & Osaka Univ.)

Jie Zhang (CAS & SJTU)



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