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We are pleased to announce the 9th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics, to be held April 30-May 4, 2012, on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

During the past decade, research teams around the world have developed astrophysics-relevant research utilizing high energy-density (HED) facilities such as intense lasers and z-pinches. Research is underway in many areas, such as compressible hydrodynamic mixing, strong shock phenomena, radiation flow, radiative shocks and jets, complex opacities, equations of state, dust formation, superstrong magnetic fields, and relativistic plasmas.

Meeting topics

  • laboratory experiments
  • dust and magnetized HED laboratory astrophysics
  • astrophysical disks, jets, and outflows
  • stellar, solar, and nuclear astrophysics
  • stellar explosions, supernovae, GRBs, and supernova remnants
  • radiation hydrodynamics
  • warm dense matter
  • basic plasma physics processes
  • computations in high-energy density physics applications

All conference presenters will be invited to submit their original papers or reviews for a refereed special issue of the journal Astrophysics and Space Science on the topic 'New Developments in High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics.'

Submission of manuscripts closesJune 1

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Sarbani Basu, Sergey Blinnikov, Serge Bouquet, Alexis Casner, Peter Celliers, Jungyeon Cho, Ross Falcon, Milad Fatenejad, Jonathan Ferriera, Frederico Fiuza, Will Fox, Ed Hill, Hantao Ji, Robert Kirshner, Nathan Kugland, Sergey Lebedev, Mario Livio, Berenice Loupias, Roberto Mancini, Jonathan Mackey, Burkhard Militzer, Auna Moser, Hye-Sook Park, Radu Presura, Dmitri Ryutov, Yuichi Sakawa, Farid Salama, Debra Shepherd, Vladimir Smalyuk, Anatoly Spitkovsky, Eve Stenson, Jim Stone, Michael Wiescher, Bernie Wilde

The Scientific Organizing Committee

Tina Back, John Bally, James Bailey, Paul Bellan, Nancy Brickhouse, Serge Bouquet, Werner Dappen, Melissa Douglas, Tristan Guillot, John Hillier, Carolyn Kuranz, George Kyrala, Sergey Lebedev, Hui Li, Roberto Mancini, Mikhail Medvedev, Peter Norreys, Tomasz Plewa, Marc Pound (chair), Thomas Ray, Bruce Remington, Steven Rose, Dongsu Ryu, Luis Silva, Anatoly Spitkovsky, Hideaki Takabe, Robin Williams, FeiLu Wang

The Local Organizing Committee

Timothy Handy, Peter Hoeflich, Frank Modica, Tomasz Plewa (chair)

Conference Coordinators

Tomasz Plewa, Cecelia Farmer, Jan Beltran, & Anne Johnson

Contact Information

Local Organizing Comittee HEDLA2012
Phone: (850) 644-1959
Fax: (850) 644-0098

Thanks for the support!

The HEDLA2012 conference is jointly sponsored by the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, the Tourism Development Department of the Leon County, and the Florida State University.