• The oral presentations of the conference are now available here
  • We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the peer reviewed Laser and Plasma Accelerator Workshop 2015 Cluster Issue to be published in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. The deadline for submission will be 31st July 2015. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Please send a reply to agrt@umich.edu if you would like to submit a paper. We encourage all attendees to submit a paper to this special cluster issue.


The organizing committee would like to thank all of you for your participation to the conference!!

Please find below the group photo.



Final program

Please find here the final program in one slide and the corresponded detailed program (including oral presentations titles, posters titles, chairmen...)



Transportation from the airport

If you attend the entire conference, free transportations are organized between the airport and the Hotel of the conference. Small buses will catch you from the airport on Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th and will drive you back to the airport on Friday May 15th and Saturday May 16th.

Please find below the bus time schedule for the way from the airport to the hotel:

May 9th at about 15h
May 9th at about 18h15
May 9th at about 20h30
May 10th at about 14h
May 10th at about 15h30
May 10th at about 18h
May 10th at about 20h

If you arrive or go back at different times, this is not covered by the conference fees. Local transportation are possible, this is cheap (less than 10 Euros) but long (about 1h30) and complicated (some changes and hours not so clear). The real option is then to take a taxi. This takes about 45 mn by taxi and costs about 80 Euros. We can also book you some additionnal small buses from the hotel but this is not free. The price is about 80 euros also for one way, but up to 5 or 6 persons can be part of the trip. Please contact "guillaume.lambert@ensta.fr" if you are interested.



Dear Colleagues,

Please find below some important news:

  • It is a pleasure to announce you that we have already 130 registered persons, and this, 3 months before the Workshop! We recall you that the conference attendance is limited to 150 persons. So, we strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible.
  • Regarding the very special rate for PhD students we have satisfied 26 of them!
  • The list of invited speakers will be soon available on the website. In addition, number of other oral presentations will be distributed from the list of abstracts that we will collect. The deadline for submitting the abstracts is approaching: March 1 (2015).
  • Important information related to travelling are now on the website

The organizing committee: Guillaume Lambert, Alessandro Flacco, Victor Malka (LOA, CNRS-X-ENSTA), Alec Thomas (University of Michigan)





Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to inform you that the international workshop on laser plasma accelerator LPAW 2015 will be held in Guadeloupe in May 10-15 2015. This conference, which is the reference for that field, will gather about 150 researchers from all the laboratories and facilities all around the world.
The workshop is the latest in the series of successful workshops first held in Kardamili, Greece and the most recently held in Goa, India (2013). The workshop allows the leading groups in the field of laser plasma accelerator to present and discuss their work. In particular, five working groups will focus on:

  • Laser wakefield accelerators
  • Plasma wakefield accelerator
  • Radiation generation
  • Ion acceleration
  • Theory and computation

The workshop also offers the opportunity to present the latest developments in laser and particle beams drivers, novel accelerator concepts, diagnostics, high-field science, other particle sources, high-energy density plasmas and applications of next generation accelerators.
The aim of the meeting is to be able to exchange information and ideas in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere such as the one that can offer the wonderful French Caribbean Island « Guadeloupe ».
Thanks to the many strong support we got from academic/research agencies we are able to propose registration prizes that are extremely attractive and the possibility for 26 PhD students to participate to the workshop at half-prize for the registration cost. The 
deadline for the submission of the financial support for young scientists is January 5th 2015. Note that the conference registration covers almost everything (lodging, breakfast, lunch, diner, excursion, social diner, etc…) !
Importantly, the scientific committee program has agreed to give more invited talk to the youngest researchers.

We hope that all these efforts will convince you to participate to this workshop and we trust on your participation for contributing on your side also to the success of this workshop.
Nominations for the John Dawson prize for best Phd thesis in the area of plasma based acceleration will be also open at the same time that the website.
In order to help us in preparing the conference AND because the hosted capacity is limited, we will ask you to register soon via the website. The website will be open for abstract submission for both contributed oral and poster presentations, and for pre-registration in a couple of weeks.

We look forward to you joining us in Guadeloupe.

Victor on behalf the organizing committee

The organizing committee: Guillaume Lambert, Alessandro Flacco, Victor Malka (LOA, CNRS-X-ENSTA), Alec Thomas (University of Michigan)