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KITP Conference: Attosecond Science: Status and Prospects (Aug 1-4, 2006)
Coordinators: André D. Bandrauk, Nathaniel J. Fisch, Anthony F. Starace

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Morning Session Chair: Anthony F. Starace

8:45am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8:55am Conference Coordinators Meeting Details
9:00am Ferenc Krausz
(MPI MPQ)
Attosecond Physics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Kenneth J. Schafer
(LSU)
Attosecond pulse generation and application: Theoretical perspectives from strong field physics[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
11:10am Margaret Murnane
(JILA)
Probing Vibrational Dynamics in Molecules using Coherent Electrons from High-Order Harmonic Generation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Jon Marangos
(Imperial College)
Imaging Molecular Structure and Dynamics using Laser Driven Recollisions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: John A. Nees

2:00pm Richard R. Freeman
(Ohio State Univ.)
Some of the Amazing Things That Happen to Matter When Struck by Ultra Intense, Ultra Short Laser Light[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Alexander Pukhov
(Univ. Düsseldorf)
High Harmonics and Attosecond Pulses in Relativistic Regime[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Jan-Michael Rost
(MPI PKS)
Time from Space[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Morning Session Chair: André D. Bandrauk

9:00am Marc Vrakking
(FOM)
Applications of Attosecond Lasers to Atoms and Molecules in Strong Laser Fields[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Christoph H. Keitel
(MPI-K)
Relativistic Quantum Dynamics in Strong Short Laser Pulses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:10am Donald P. Umstadter
(Univ. Nebraska)
Ultrashort Duration Radiation from Ultra-Intense Laser-Matter Interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Philip H. Bucksbaum
(Stanford)
Ultrafast X-Ray Physics at SLAC[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Chris H. Greene

2:00pm Thomas Brabec
(Univ. of Ottawa)
Multi-electron Dynamics in Strong Fields[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Chii-Dong Lin
(Kansas State Univ.)
Attosecond Pulses for Probing Two-electron Dynamics in the Time Domain[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Todd Ditmire
(Univ. Texas-Austin)
Clusters in Short Wavelength Ultrashort Pulses[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm Hamed Merdji
(CEA, Saclay)
Hot Topics Talk: Measurement of Attosecond Pulses From Aligned Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm POSTER SESSION Wine and Light Refreshments
6:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Morning Session Chair: Robert R. Jones

9:00am Anne L'Huillier
(Lund Univ.)
Atomic Physics with Attosecond Pulse Trains[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Joachim Burgdörfer
(Vienna Univ.)
Atomic Dynamics on the Attosecond Scale[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:10am Louis DiMauro
(Ohio State Univ.)
Evolution and Scaling of an Intense Laser-Atom Interaction[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am André Mysyrowicz
(LOA-ENSTA)
Optical Pulse Self-Compression by Filamentation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Joachim Ullrich

2:00pm Alexander M. Sergeev
(IAP)
Attosecond Pulse Production from Excited Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2:40pm Armin Scrinzi
(Vienna Univ.)
Strong Field Electron Dynamics in Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:50pm Alexei V. Sokolov
(Texas A&M)
Broadband Coherent Raman Generation in Gases and Solids: from nanosecond and picosecond excitation to femtosecond and attosecond pulse synthesis.[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Kieron Burke
(UC Irvine)
Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory for Attosecond Science: Promises and Challenges[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm André Bandrauk
(U. Sherbrooke)
Hot Topics Talk: Carrier Envelope Phase Dependence of Double Ionization in Molecules at High Laser Intensities[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:40pm RECEPTION Wine & Mixed Nuts
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Morning Session Chair: Nathaniel J. Fisch

9:00am Gérard Mourou
(LOA-ENSTA)
Relativistic Optics: A New Gateway to Attosecond Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Wilhelm Becker
(MBI-Berlin)
Above-threshold Ionization of Atoms and Ions by Long and by Short Pulses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:10am Eric Mével
(CELIA)
Broadband Isolated Attosecond XUV Pulses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Alexander A. Zholents
(LBNL)
Generation of Intense Attosecond X-ray Pulses Using Free Electron Lasers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Conference Organizers Closing Remarks and Conference End [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:40pm LUNCH BREAK
1:40pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Shuttle also available to the SB Airport and the SB Airbus Goleta location.

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