Location: TBD (Europe)
Date: TBD (Fall 2021)

Onsite participation of this workshop by invitation; the workshop will webcast.

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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.

Cover image of 2018 NAS Report

2018 NAS Report:
Opportunities in Intense Ultrafast Lasers: Reaching for the Brightest Light

Cover image of 2020 NAS Report: Plasma Science

2020 NAS Report
Plasma Science: Enabling Technology, Sustainability, Security, and Exploration

Cover of Powering the Future: Fusion and Plasmas Report

2020 DOE-FESAC Report:
Powering the Future –
Fusion & Plasmas

Cover image of 2018 Basic Research Needs Workshop on Compact Accelerators for Security and Medicine

2018 Basic Research Needs Workshop
on Compact Accelerators for
Security and Medicine

Cover image of 2018 NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop Report

2018 NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop:
Scientific Organizing Committee Report

Cover image of 2019 PWASC Report: Plasma Wakefield Accelerator Research 2019–2040

2019 PWASC Report:
Plasma Wakefield Accelerator Research
2019–2040

Cover image for 2009 Basic Research Needs for High Energy Density Laboratory Physics

2009 Basic Research Needs
for High Energy Density Laboratory 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.
Photo portrait of Antonino Di Piazza

Antonino Di Piazza
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany

Photo portrait of Louise Willingale

Louise Willingale
University of Michigan, USA

Photo portrait of Jon Zuegel

Jon Zuegel
University of Rochester, USA

Supported by:

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The National Science Foundation