Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 5 Feb 2018
Ends 16 Feb 2018
Central European Time
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The aim of the Winter College is to offer Ph.D. students a broad training on extreme light science: from ultra short and ultra intense laser pulse generation, to attosecond and Free Electron Laser (FEL) technology, focusing on applications of attosecond pulse generation in atomic and molecular physics, photo-chemistry and nanoscience, and the application of extreme light sources to matter-radiation interactions in general.
Free Electron Lasers (FELs) will be accompanied by visits to the FERMI FEL and the Elettra Syncrotron Facility located in Trieste.
In addition to lectures, there will be tutorials on simulation tools for ultrashort pulse and nonlinear optics modelling as well as hands-on laboratory sessions.
An ICTP PREPARATORY SCHOOL will be organized the week before the College (from 29 January to 2 February 2017) for a limited number of selected participants.
Posters are encouraged from all participants.

Prizes sponsored by:
• the International Commission for Optics (ICO)
• the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
• the Optical Society (OSA)

• Ultrashort laser pulse generation and characterization
• Ultrafast non-linear optics and ultrabroadband parametric amplification
• Novel low-cost mode-locked laser systems
• Principles of attosecond technology: generation and metrology
• XUV optics for attosecond beamlines
• Attosecond electron dynamics in atoms and molecules
• Attosecond spectroscopy of nanoparticles and nanostructures
• Strong field physics phenomena and high-intensity laser technologies
• Free Electron Lasers: physics, properties and recent advances

1) Orazio Svelto (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy)
2) Cristian Manzoni (IFN-CNR, Milan, Italy)
3) Marc Vrakking (MBI, Berlin, Germany)
4) Fernando Martin (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
5) Luca Poletto (IFN-CNR, Padova, Italy)
6) Katalin Varjú ( Extreme Light Infrastructure, Szeged, Hungary)
7) Luca Giannessi (ENEA-Frascati and Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
8) Claudio Maschiovecchio (Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
9) Kevin Prince (Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
10) Martina dell'Angela (CNR-IOM, Trieste, Italy)
11) Hirofumi Yanagisawa (MPQ, Garching, Germany)
12) Antonino Di Piazza (MPIK, Heidelberg, Germany)
13) Felix Karbstein (Helmholtz Institute Jena, Jena, Germany)
14) Gihan Kamel (SESAME, Jordan)
15) Thomas Cowan (Helmholtzzentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
16) Caterina Vozzi (INF-CNR, Milan, Italy)

Additional Information from the Marie Curie Library:
OSA and SPIE are granting free access to their full text online databases to all ICTP Winter College on Optics participants.
To gain access you need to log-in on ICTP intranet wireless line (credentials in your badge) and visit:
- OSA Publishing
- SPIE Digital Library
(in case of connection problems please check SETUP REQUIREMENTS)
The Marie Curie Library is available for any further assistance in consulting these or other resources.


Francesca Calegari (IFN-CNR, Milan - Italy and DESY, Hamburg - Germany), David Blaschke (University of Wroclaw - Poland; JINR Dubna and NRNU Moscow - Russia), Miltcho Danailov (Elettra-Sincrotrone, Trieste – Italy), Zhiyi Wei (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing - China), Local Organiser: Joseph Niemela