HEDLA 2020 @ Técnico Lisboa

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HEDLA 2020

June 26

Due to the current uncertainty regarding the status of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions, we have decided to postpone HEDLA 2020 to May 2021. More info about this announcement will soon be sent over e-mail to registered participants and invited speakers.

March 12

Due to the containment efforts and the measures taken at IST and in Portugal related to the fast disseminating Covid-19 virus, we have decided to move HEDLA 2020 to September 14th - September 18th at the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.

We apologize for any inconvenience this move might have caused, but by adopting appropriate care each one of us can contribute to the limitation of the spread and to maintain our own health and the well-being of our colleagues, friends and relatives.

In case payments have already been made and you do not wish/cannot attend the meeting in September please do let us know. All submitted abstracts will still be considered - please let us know if you wish to withdraw or edit them. The deadline for abstract submission has also been postponed to June 26th.

The 13th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics HEDLA 2020 will be held at the Lisbon Academy of Sciences in Lisbon (Portugal) on September 14th-18th, 2020. The most recent HEDLA meetings have been organized in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan (HEDLA 2018 ) and at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California, USA (HEDLA 2016 ).

The following scientific topics will be the main focus of the conference:

  • Dense Plasmas (EOS, warm dense matter, planetary interiors,...)
  • Fluid and Collisional Plasmas (jets, turbulence, dynamos, instabilities,...)
  • Transport and Atomic Processes (heat conduction, anomalous resistivity, diffusion, radiative transport, opacity, line shapes, photoionization,...)
  • Collisionless Plasmas and Particle Acceleration (shocks, magnetic reconnection,...)
  • New Frontiers (QED, pair plasmas, nuclear astrophysics, new experimental facilities, computing,...)


The conference registration fee will be €500 for researchers and faculty and €250 for students (early birds €450 and €225, respectively). Payment will be accepted on-site, however advanced payment for registration is strongly encouraged and will save time on the first day of the conference. Registration and advanced payment of the respective fee can be done here.

The conference registration fee will cover the participation in both the conference dinner and the excursion. The conference dinner will be on Wednesday September 16th in Casa do Alentejo with traditional Portuguese food. The excursion will be a tour to Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais, including entrances to the beautiful Quinta da Regaleira on Thursday afternoon. More details about the conference social program here.

Spouses are welcome to participate. Participation fees for spouses (50€ banquet and 42€ excursion) will be charged together with the registration fee.

Please note that the Local Organizing Committee will not call you to arrange your travel or accomodation. Any contact that you receive with this regard may be a scam attempt.

Abstract submission

Abstracts can be submitted until June 26th, 2020 here. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at hedla at tecnico.ulisboa.pt.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Brian Reville, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik: Heidelberg, Germany
Frederico Fiuza, National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Chang Mo Ryu, Center for Relativistic Laser Science, CoReLS, Korea
Damiano Caprioli, University of Chicago, USA
Derek Schaeffer, Princeton University, USA
June Wicks, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Marija Vranic, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Sabrina Nagel, LLNL, USA
Adam Frank, Rochester University, USA
Carolyn Kuranz, Univeristy of Michigan, USA
Gilles Chabrier, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Lucille Van Box Som, CEA, France
Anatoly Spitkovsky, Princeton University, USA
Chantal Stehle, Observatoire de Paris, France
Louise Willingale, University of Michigan, USA
Salvatore Orlando, INAF, Italy
Dongsu Ryu, UNIST, Korea
Lucio Milanese, MIT, USA
Andrea Ciardi, Observatoire de Paris, France

Important dates

  • Registration and abstract submission open: November 6th, 2019
  • Abstract submission close: June 26th, 2020
  • Early bird registration close: July 24th, 2020
  • Registration close: August 28th, 2020
  • Conference: September 14th - 18th, 2020

Scientific Programme Committee

Elena Amato, Paul Bellan, Alessandra Benuzzi-Mounaix, Andrea Ciardi, Marta Fajardo, Frederico Fiuza, Thomas Grismayer, Hyesung Kang, Carolyn Kuranz, Sergey Lebedev, Nuno Loureiro, Hye-Sook Park, Tomasz Plewa, Marc Pound, Bruce Remington, Luis O. Silva, Stefan Weber.

Local Organising Committee

Luís O. Silva (Chair), Marta Fajardo (Co-Chair), Thomas Grismayer (Co-Chair), João M. Dias, Fábio Cruz, Ana L. Matias, Cláudia Romão.