ExHILP 2019

3rd Conference on Extremely High Intensity Laser Physics

September 3-6, 2019 Stanford

About ExHILP 2019

The third Extremely High Intensity Laser Physics Conference (ExHILP 2019) is hosted by the PULSE Institute and Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University and co-organized by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The conference combines theory, experiment and simulations of laser-matter and laser-vacuum interactions at the highest intensities. This year ExHILP is focusing on Strong Field Quantum Electrodynamics (SFQED) with applications to astrophysics and cosmology, high-luminosity colliders and physics beyond the standard model. Experiments will include PW-class laser interactions in plasmas, ultra-relativistic particle and high energy photon beams. Previous conferences were hosted in Heidelberg (2015) and Lisbon (2017).


Stanford University, Stanford, CA (USA)


September 3-6, 2019 (Tuesday morning to Friday early afternoon).
Abstract deadline: June 24, 2019. Late submissions considered until July 31

Scientific Advisory Committee

Roger Blandford (Stanford), Sergei Bulanov (ELI Beamlines), Stepan Bulanov (LBNL), Antonino Di Piazza (MPIK), Gerald Dunne (UCONN), Alexander Fedotov (MEPhI), Thomas Grismayer (IST), Beate Heinemann (DESY), Thomas Heinzl (Plymouth), Emmanuel d’Humières (Bordeaux), Christoph Keitel (MPIK), Thomas Koffas (Carleton), Kiminori Kondo (QST), Stuart Mangles (Imperial), Mattias Marklund (Chalmers), Sebastian Meuren (Princeton), Chang Hee Nam (GIST), David Reis (Stanford), Caterina Riconda (Sorbonne), Nikolai Rosanov (ITMO), Gianluca Sarri (QUB), Luís Silva (IST), Alec Thomas (Michigan), Matt Zepf (Jena)

ExHILP Steering Committee

Sergei Bulanov (ELI Beamlines), Christoph Keitel (MPIK), Mattias Marklund (Chalmers), Chang Hee Nam (GIST), Luís Silva (IST), Matt Zepf (Jena)

Local Organizing Committee

Stepan Bulanov (LBNL), Tracy Chou (Stanford), Frederico Fiúza (Stanford), Alan Fry (Stanford), Ritu Khurana (Stanford), Lori Love (Stanford), Sebastian Meuren (Princeton), David Reis (Stanford), Sheetal Singhal (Stanford), Michelle Young (Stanford).

Scientific Agenda

Tutorial/Plenary Speakers (confirmed):

Invited Speakers (confirmed):

Event Venue

The conference will be tentatively hosted at the Hewlett Teaching Center located on Stanford campus. Parking information can be found here.

Lodging Guide

Hotel recommendations are provided by the Stanford Visitor Center and Destination Palo Alto. See also booking.com and airbnb.com.

Travel Guide

Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco International (SFO) and the San Jose Mineta International (SJC) airports. An alternative option is Oakland International (OAK). More information are provided by the Stanford Visitor Center.


Registration & Abstracts

Please register here (via app.certain.com). Thanks to our sponsors the conference has no registration fee, if you register by August 15th, 2019. Late registration will be charged $150. A list of registered attendees can be found here.

Abstracts should be submitted via email to exhilp2019@gmail.com by Monday, June 24 (2019), late submissions considered until July 31; preferably a single page in Portable Document Format (PDF). LaTeX template: single column, two column. Please specify in your email whether you are applying for a contributed talk (12+3 minutes) or a poster (non-selected talks will be automatically considered for posters).

Update: Abstraction submission has now been extended to July 31. There is still room for posters and a limited number of contributed talks.

Slides should have standard 4x3 aspect ratio (not 16:9), posters should not be larger than 3 ft x 4 ft, e.g., A0 (2.8 ft x 3.9 ft).

Please email us if you need a letter of invitation.