Sep 11 – 16, 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone


Confirmed invited speakers

Michael Bonitz (University of Kiel, Germany)
Kieron Burke (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Kay Dewhurst (MPI of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany)
Tobias Dornheim (CASUS, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
Katerina Falk (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
Martin French (University of Rostock, Germany)
Frank Graziani (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
Hardy Gross (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Nico Hoffmann (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
Dominik Kraus (University of Rostock, Germany)
Charlie Starrett (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
Siva Rajamanickam (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
Brenda Rubinstein (Brown University, USA)
Aidan Thompson (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
Julien Tranchida (CEA Cadarache, France)
Beata Ziaja-Motyka (CFEL, DESY, Germany)

Scientific scope

High energy density (HED) phenomena are induced by extreme electromagnetic fields, temperatures, and pressures. Studying them advances our fundamental understanding of astrophysical objects. For instance, it is relevant for the composition of stellar and planetary interiors, and neutron star crusts enables the modeling of planetary formation and guides the search for exoplanets. Additionally, it propels technological progress. For example, in inertial confinement fusion, radiation damage in reactor walls, and novel materials discovery.
Successful characterization of high energy density (HED) phenomena in laboratories using pulsed power facilities and coherent light sources is possible only with numerical modeling for design, diagnostic development, and data interpretation. The interplay between experiments and numerical simulations is crucial for a fundamental understanding of the physics behind HED phenomena and for the design of next-generation experimental facilities. The persistence of electron correlation in HED materials arising from Coulomb interactions and the Pauli exclusion principle is one of the greatest challenges for accurate numerical modeling and has hitherto impeded our ability to model HED phenomena across multiple length and time scales at sufficient accuracy. 

This workshop brings together experts from the spectrum of available modeling techniques relevant to matter under extreme conditions. The goal is to summarize the state of the art, identify the current caveats of each methodology, and devise strategies for achieving multiscale workflows. The outcome of this workshop will be summarized in a review article written by the invited speakers and is coordinated by the organizer.

Target audience

Experts and junior researchers (Ph.D. students and postdocs) who develop mathematical, theoretical, and computational models for matter under extreme conditions.

Conference format

 1. Invited talks (30 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A) 
 2. Contributed talks (20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A)

 3. Poster session 

There will be ample time for discussions which are highly encouraged.
The scientific talks will be complemented by a poster session and a social dinner.