Scientific Calendar Event

Description An ICTP PREPARATORY SCHOOL (29 January - 2 February 2018) will be organized the week before the Winter College (5-16 February 2018) for a limited number of selected participants.
The Preparatory School will provide background tutorials and exercises designed to help the participants in following the College lectures.

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.
Posters are encouraged from all participants and prizes will be sponsored by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

• 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


To apply to the Preparatory School and Winter College,  please click on the "Apply here" link in the left menu of this page.
Please note that it is highly recommended that only candidates NOT holding a PhD or without an appropriate background should apply to the Preparatory School. Acceptance will be at the discretion of the Organizers.

To apply to the Winter College only, please click on the "Apply here" link of the following page:
DEADLINE: 20 October 2017
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