LPAW 2023 @ Lagos, Portugal

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LPAW 2023

The Laser and Plasma Accelerators Workshop 2023 will be held at the Vila Galé hotel in Lagos in the Algarve region, south of Portugal, from March 6-10, 2023. The Laser and Plasma Accelerators Workshop (LPAW) series is one of the leading workshops in the field of plasma-based acceleration and radiation generation. It started in the 1990s, with the first edition held in Kardamili, Greece. In 2007, the workshop was held in Portugal at the Terceira Island in Azores, and we are happy to announce its return to Portugal.

The latest editions were held in Split, Croatia (2019) ; Jeju, Korea (2017) ; Guadeloupe, French Caribbean (2015) ; Goa, India (2013) ; and Wuzhen, China (2011) . Typically a bi-annual conference, the 2021 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2023 edition will mark its return, after four years, to cover exciting advancements, novel ideas, and prospects to discuss. As is traditional in the LPAW series, the focus will be on a friendly and relaxed environment with plenty of time for discussions.

The following scientific topics will be the main focus of the conference:

  • Plasma-based lepton acceleration (experiments, simulations, theory, diagnostics, ...)
  • Plasma-based ion acceleration (experiments, simulations, theory, diagnostics, ...)
  • Secondary radiation generation and applications (experiments, simulations, theory, diagnostics, ...)

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at lpaw23@tecnico.ulisboa.pt.


The conference registration fee will be €650 for all participants. Payment will be accepted on-site; however, online registration payment is strongly encouraged. Registration and advanced fee payment are available here from November 22, 2022, until January 27, 2023.

For those who wish to stay at the conference hotel, a promotional code is available to access conference lodging rates. To access it, please contact us by email (lpaw23@tecnico.ulisboa.pt), providing enough information (name, institution, recent work from you or your research group on the conference topics, etc.). Unfortunately, this step is required so we can distinguish genuine interest in the conference from possible scams.

Please note that the Local Organizing Committee will not contact you to arrange travel or accommodation. Any contact that you receive with this regard may be a scam attempt.

Abstract submission

You can submit your abstract here up to the deadline of January 13th, 2023. Please read the instructions carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at lpaw23@tecnico.ulisboa.pt.

Confirmed Invited Speakers


Important dates

  • Abstract submission opens: November 18, 2022
  • Registration opens: November 22, 2022
  • Abstract submission closes: January 13, 2023
  • Online registration closes: January 27, 2023
  • Conference: March 6-10, 2023

International Advisory Committee

Felicie Albert, Bob Bingham, Edda Gschwendtner, Chan Joshi, Tom Katsouleas, Karl Krushelnick, Victor Malka, Alexander Pukhov, Luis Silva.

Program Committee

Ralph Assmann, Marco Borghesi, Brigitte Cros, Mike Downer, Eric Esarey, Massimo Ferrario, Maite Flores, Ricardo Fonseca, Dustin Froula, Leonida Gizzi, Dan Gordon, Chang Hee Nam, Manuel Hegelich, Bernhard Hidding, Mark Hogan, Simon Hooker, Tomonao Hosokai, Amina Hussein, Dino Jaroszynski, Stefan Karsch, Ravi Kumar, Wei Lu, Mattias Marklund, Paul McKenna, Howard Milchberg, Warren Mori, Patric Muggli, Zulfikar Najmudin, Peter Norreys, Jens Osterhoff, Charlotte Palmer, Ulrich Schramm, Luca Serafini, Zheng-Ming Sheng, Hyyong Suk, Cedric Thaury, Don Umstadter, Jorge Vieira, Louise Willingale, Chaojie Zhang.

Local Organizing Committee

Ricardo Fonseca (Co-Chair), Jorge Vieira (Co-Chair), Thales Silva (Scientific Secretary), Chiara Badiali, Bernardo Malaca, Bertrand Martinez, Mariana Moreira, Miguel Pardal, Pablo San Miguel Claveria, Camilla Willim, Ana Matias, Cláudia Romão.