Invited Talks


55. M. Borghesi, Single-Shot Radiobiology Experiments Employing Laser-Driven Ions, ELIMEDICS2016, ELI Beamlines, Dolni Brezany (Czech Republic) 3-4 March 2016

54. S. Kar, LETCA: Novel target designs for guided post-acceleration of laser driven ions, First Newton-Bhabha Workshop on High Field Science, Kerala, India, March 1-3, 2016 

53. D. Neely, Plasma Optics, First Newton-Bhabha Workshop on High Field Science, Kerala, India, March 1-3, 2016 

52. S. Kar, Guided post-acceleration of laser driven protons by  a miniature,ultra-high gradient travelling-wave accelerator, 2nd International Symposium on High Power Laser and Engineering, Suzhou (China) March 15-18 2016

51. P.McKenna, Collective electron and ion dynamics driven by a relativistic plasma aperture in an ultra-thin foil, 2nd International Symposium on High Power Laser and Engineering, Suzhou (China), March 15-18 2016



50. D. Neely, High Repetition rate diagnostics for x-ray and particle beam from Ultraintense interactions, NAUUL workshop, Salamanca, Spain, 30 November 2015

49. P. McKenna, Recent results in ion acceleration from ultrathin foils, International Conference on Extreme Light (ICEL 2015), Bucharest (Romania), 23-27 November 2015

48. M. Borghesi, Advances in laser-driven ion acceleration: recent activities of the A-SAIL consortium, International Conference on Extreme Light (ICEL 2015), Bucharest (Romania), 23-27 November 2015

47. M. Borghesi, Plasma Radiography Employing Laser-driven Protons, Applications of Laser-driven Particle Acceleration (ALPA 2015), Venice, 19-21 November 2015

46. S. Kar, Laser energized traveling wave accelerator -- a novel scheme for simultaneous focusing, energy selection and post-acceleration of laser-driven ions, 57th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, Georgia (USA), 16-20 November 2015

45. K. Prise, Mapping RBE effects at the cellular level: impact for clinical radiotherapy, International Atomic Energy Agency Technical Meeting on the Radiobiology of Charged Particle Therapy, Vienna, Austria, 10-13 November 2015 

44. M. Borghesi, Recent Experimental Advances in Laser Driven Ion Acceleration and Applications, ELI Beamlines Scientific Challenges 2015, Stirin, Czech Republic, 19-22 October 2015. 

43. S. Kar, A Novel Scheme for Simultaneous Focussing, Energy Selection and Post-acceleration of Laser Driven Ions, ELI Beamlines Scientific Challenges 2015, Stirin, Czech Republic, 19-22 October 2015

42. P.McKenna, Collective Electron and Ion Dynamics in the Relativistic Transparency Regime, ELI Beamlines Scientific Challenges 2015, Stirin, Czech Republic, 19-22 October 2015

41. D. Neely, Ultra high intensity interactions and novel optics, Photonex, Coventry, UK, 14-15 Oct 2015

40. K Prise, Mapping RBE effects at the cellular level: impact for clinical radiotherapyRadiation Research Society Annual Meeting, Weston, FL, USA, 19-22 September 2015

39. P.Mckenna, Ion acceleration from ultra thin foils, 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, La Biodola, Isola d’Elba (Italy), 13-19 September 2015 (plenary talk)

38. P. McKenna, Low Temperature Resistivity Effects on Fast Electron Transport in Solids, 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, 22-26 June 2015

37. M. Borghesi, High-energy ion beams accelerated by intense lasers, 12th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions (NN2015), Catania, Italy, 21-26 June 2015

36. M. Borghesi, Experiments with ultrashort, laser-driven ion bursts, CECAM Workshop on Multi-scale Modelling of Matter under Extreme Irradiation, Dublin, 17-19 June 2015

35. M. Borghesi, Recent development and future perspectives in laser-driven ion acceleration, SPIE 2015 International Symposium on Optics + Optoelectronics 2015, Prague, Czech Republic, 13-16 April 2015

34. D. Neely, The UK A-Sail Ion acceleration collaboration, LIGHT collaboration meeting 2015, GSI Darmstadt, 12-13 January 2015



33. K. Prise, New Radiobiology for Advanced Radiotherapy, Radiation Research Society Annual Meeting,  Scholars in Transition Workshop , Las Vegas, USA, Sep 2014

32. K. Prise, The evolution of microbeam Research, Symposium  “Novel approaches for advanced radiotherapy – radiobiological challenges”, Radiation Research Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, USA, Sep 2014

31. P. McKenna, Low temperature resistivity effects in Sub-kJ fast electron transport in dense plasma, 13thInternational Workshop on Fast Ignition, Oxford, 14-18 September 2014

30. K. Prise, Mapping Ion Beam Effects at the Clinical Level: Implications for Clinical Radiotherapy, Translational Research in Ion Beam Cancer Therapy Meeting (TRIBCT), M Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, Sep 2014

29. K. Prise, Ionizing Radiation: The issue of radiation Quality, 40th COSPAR Assembly, State University of Moscow, Russia , Aug 2014

28. P. McKenna, Collective plasma dynamics in near-critical density plasmas and the role of plasma density scale length,  International Conference: Laser-Optics-2014,St Petersburgh, Russia,  30 Jun - 04 Jul 2014 

27. K. Prise, Mapping ion beam effects at the cellular level: implications for therapy, Nano Radiation Processes Workshop (NARAP2), Edinburgh, UK, Jun 2014        

26. K. Prise, New Radiation Biology for Understanding Advanced Radiotherapies, 1st International Meeting, Radiation Biology and Biophysics Doctoral Training Programme (RaBBit), New University of Lisbon, Portugal, Jun 2014      

25. M. Borghesi, Laser-driven acceleration of ions:  state of the art and perspectives for biomedical applications, plenary talk at 41th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Berlin, Germany, 23-27 Jun 2014

24. M. Borghesi, Current Status and Future Prospects of Laser-driven Ion Sources, CLEO 2014 (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics), San Jose, CA, USA, 8-13 Jun 2014

23. P. McKenna, Progress in Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration towards Applications in Radiotherapy,  CLEO 2014 (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics), San Jose, CA, USA, 8-13 Jun 2014

22. K. Prise, Understanding spatial and temporal track structure effects with clinically relevant ion-beam studies in biological systems ,Challenges in micro- and nanodosimetry for ion beam cancer therapy (MiND-IBCT) Wiener Neustadt, Austria, May 2014       

21. K. Prise, Radiobiology, bystander effects and radionuclides, British Nuclear Medicine Society, Current and Future Developments in therapy using Radionuclides, British Society for Medicine, London , Apr 2014

20. P. McKenna, Towards experiments at ELI-NP, Invited talk at the  workshop ELI-NP TDRs at Midway - High Power Laser System, 2-3 Apr 2014   

19. K. Prise, BE and DNA damage variation along monoenergetic and modulated Bragg peaks of a 62 MeV therapeutic proton beam, International Conference on Translational Research in Radio-Oncology and Physics for Health in Europe (ICRT-PHE), Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 2014    



18. K. Prise, Understanding the effects of radiation and improving radiotherapy, National Physical Laboratory Linac Inauguration Ceremony, London,  Dec 2013

17. D. Neely, High efficiency laser driven ion studies, High Intensity Laser Interactions, CHILI, 2nd-4th Dec 2013

16. D Neely, Ultra high intensity interactions and applications, High power Laser Interactions with matter and applications, Plenary, Suzhou, China, 28th-30th Oct 2013


15. K. Prise, Radiation Responses of Stem cells: Targeted and Non-targeted effects, 16th Microdosimetry Symposium, Treviso, Italy, Oct 2013  

14. M. Borghesi, Recent developments in laser-driven ion acceleration from ultrathin foils, International Symposium on Ultrafast Laser Science, Salamanca (Spain), ISUILS12, 6-11 Oct 2013     

13. M. Borghesi, Ion acceleration from ultrathin foils irradiated at high laser intensities, Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications 2013, Lecce (Italy), 2-4 Oct 2013

12. D. Neely, Controlling plasma interactions for ion acceleration applications optimisation, Plasma Physics and Laser Applications, Lecce, Italy, 2nd-4th Oct 2013

11. D. Neely, Ion accelerator developments, Laser Plasma Accelerator Workshop, Goa, India, 1-5th Sep 2013

10. K. Prise, Bystander effects and their relevance to clinical radiotherapy, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA,  Sep 2013      

9. P. McKenna, Laser matter interactions at ultrahigh intensities, Photonics Ireland 2013, Belfast, 4-6 September 2013

8. K. Prise, New challenges in 2D and 3D models probing intercellular signaling and LET effects, EU DoReMi Radiation Quality Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, Jul 2013      

7. S. Kar, K.F. Kakolee, M. Borghesi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, J. Osterlholz, A. Macchi, P. McKenna, D. Neely, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, K. Quinn, O. Willi, X. Yuan, M. Zepf, Radiation pressure acceleration- transition from Hole Boring to Light Sail, 40th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Espoo, Finland 1-5 Jul 2013

6. D. Neely, Contrast needs for high intensity interactions – ion acceleration, Intense laser beams, ELI-NP workshop, Magurele, Romania, 27-28th June 2013

5. S. Kar, Radiation pressure acceleration of ions from ultrathin high Z targets, 4th International Conference on High Energy Density Physics, Jun 2013, France

4. M. Borghesi, Laser-driven Acceleration: Ion Sources, IOP Plasma Wakefield Meeting, Daresbury (UK), 18 Jun 2013

3. K. Prise, New radiation models at the physics and biology interface: future challenges, NEUDOS 12, Neutron and Ion-beam dosimetry Symposium, Aix-en-Provence, France, Jun 2013         

2. M. Borghesi, Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration: Review of Mechanisms, State of the Art and Applications, 1st European Adavanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, La Biodola (Italy), 2-7 Jun 2013 (PLENARY TALK)

1. K. Prise, New models of biological response to advanced radiotherapy: Studies with photons and protons, 2nd Nano-IBCT Conference, Sopot, Poland, May 2013