MP3 Multi-Petawatt Physics Prioritization Workshop
Multi-petawatt laser systems can produce light pressures in the exa-Pascal regime, copious amounts of radiation, and extremely bright beams of energetic particles, including electrons, ions, neutrons, or antimatter. These novel capabilities enabled by multi-PW lasers, described in a series of recent reports shown below, open new frontiers in research and development, such as high-field physics and nonlinear quantum electrodynamics (QED), laboratory astrophysics, particle acceleration and advanced light sources, and laser-driven nuclear physics.
The Multi-Petawatt Physics Prioritization (MP3) Workshop will bring together scientific communities to focus on promising new science enabled by a new generation of ultra-intense and powerful lasers. The workshop and a series of virtual working group meetings leading to it will establish and develop networks of researchers who will recommend ways to coordinate research and broaden access to state-of-the-art facilities, diagnostics, and computational tools for high-intensity laser-based research.
Workshop Charge—The MP3 workshop will bring together leading experts to:
- Establish the most important goals and flagship experiments of promising new science enabled by present and new generations of ultra-intense and powerful lasers.
- Identify common interests and joint strategies for developing diagnostics needed for the flagship experiments.
- Discuss a vision for the optimal next-generation high-intensity laser facility to address the frontier science goals.