Network on Extreme Intensity Laser Systems (NEILS) Meeting 2024
22 May 2024








The Network on Extreme Intensity Laser Systems  (NEILS) Meeting 2024 is taking place Monday 22nd to Tuesday 23rd July.

The meeting will be held at The Cosener's House, Abingdon, followed by tours and poster session to be held at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus on day 2.

An evening dinner will also take place on the Monday at The Cosener's House.

There will be several round table discussions which will cover the following:

  • Plasma and Lasers Diagnostics versus Beamline Flexibility
  • High Power Laser Facility as Drivers for Secondary Sources ​
  • Data Management and Control Systems
  • High Rep Rate Operations
  • Low Rep Rate Operations
  • Laser Source Technologies 

Registrations are now open and can be found here​.  The agenda for the meeting can be found below.

Day 1: Monday July 22nd 2024


Welcome remarks

Brief introductions and opening statements to welcome attendees and outline the objectives of the workshop.


Facilities Quick Updates (20 min each): 

  • GSI update 
  • AWE update 
  • CLPU update 
  • Apollon/LULI update 
  • HIBEF update 
  • CLF update 
10:45-11:00Morning break
11:00-12:30Round Table Session 1 
Plasma and Lasers Diagnostics versus Beamline Flexibility

Round Table Session 2

High Power Laser Facility as Drivers for Secondary Sources 

Round Table Side Session

Data Management and Control Systems

15:00-15:30Afternoon break

Round Table Session 3

High Rep Rate Operations

18:00Networking Dinner, The Cosener's House


Day 2: Tuesday July 23rd 2024

09:00-10:30Round Table Session 4 
Low Rep Rate Operations

Morning break



Round Table Session 5

Laser Source Technologies 

12:15-12:30Laser Facility Operation Network
13:30-14:00Coach to RAL
14:00-14:20Visit to Vulcan and Target Fabrication
14:20-15:00Visit to Gemini
15:00-16:00Poster Session and refreshments, EPAC Atrium
16:00-17:00Visit to EPAC


This event is sponsored ​by Laserlab

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Contact: Barnes, Kerry (STFC,RAL,CLF)