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First Announcement - The Joint ISTC–GSI Young Scientists School 2011 “Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications”



in cooperation with 

International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) 

First Announcement 

The Joint ISTC–GSI Young Scientists School 2011 

“Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications” 

October 10 – 15, 2011 

GSI, Darmstadt, Germany


K. Langanke (GSI) and Adriaan van der Meer (ISTC) 

Program Committee: 

N. E. Andreev (chair), V.Yu. Bychenkov, S. G. Garanin, Th. Kuehl, Yu. I. Malakhov, N. B. Narozhny, B. Sharkov, Th. Schlegel, A.M. Sergeev, V. Tikhonchuck 

Organizing Committee : 

O. Rosmej (chair), R. Bock, P. Neumayer, J. Otto, T. Rienecker, B.Schuster, J. Wiechula, Y. Molodtsova 

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH and the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) would like to invite you to participate in the Young Scientists School 2011, dedicated to “Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications”. The School will be held from October 10 through 15 October at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany. 

Students, post-graduates and post-doctorates under 35, focusing on Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications, are invited to participate at the Young Scientists School. Particularly, 

we encouraged students and young scientists engaged in research related to the subject of the School. 

In addition to the lectured sessions the program of the School will include a special section for presentations by the School participants and a contest for the best presentation. Special certificates and prizes will be awarded to the winners of the contest. 

Selection of the School candidates will be based on the analysis of their research activity and abstracts of presentations submitted by the applicants. For this purpose, in addition to personal data and abstracts of presentations, applicants are invited to indicate in their registration forms short summaries describing their educational and research priorities. 

The ISTC will provide financial support to participants from Russia /CIS and Georgia, including reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs for the period of the School. 

The working language will be English. 

Key topics of the program: 

High energy laser - plasma physics 

Non-linear optics in the relativistic regime 

Quantum electrodynamics in super-strong fields 

Absorption of intense laser radiation 

Advanced laser-plasma particle acceleration 

Relativistic nanoplasmonics 

Towards exawatt laser power 

Intense laser and particle beams 

The Russian megajoule laser facility 

We hope that these topics are of interest to you and look forward to seeing you at the Joint ISTC–GSI Young Scientists School 2011 “Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications”. 

Further details of the Joint ISTC–GSI Young Scientists School 2011 “Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications” are available online at: You can reach the ISTC–GSI Young Scientists School-2011 organizers by (for participants from Europe) and (for participants from Russia /CIS and Georgia). 

Please see attached also the poster and registration forms. Please fill out the registration form and return it to the ISTC–GSI Young Scientists School 2011 organizers by e-mail. 

The registration and abstract submission deadline is June 17, 2011. 

Successful candidates will receive confirmation before August 17, 2011

ISTC–GSI Young Scientists School 2011 organizers: Karlheinz Langanke (GSI), Adriaan van der Meer (ISTC), Nikolay Andreev (RAS JIHT), Yury Malakhov (ISTC)


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The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.


ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.

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