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Investigating the physics of plasmas produced in a laboratory allows to advance the understanding of key processes of broad relevance to astrophysical contexts, as well as testing fundamental theories of radiation matter interaction. By harnessing the power of very intense laser pulses interacting with plasmas, one can develop novel sources of radiation and particles driving innovative applications within science as well as in practical contexts, including the biomedical area. Advanced applications are also pursued by employing discharge-driven, low temperature plasmas, and through the interaction of ultrashort laser pulses with molecules and gases.

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WARM DENSE MATTER

Between Condensed Matter and Hot plasmas

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Particle Acceleration and secondary sources

NOVEL, COMPACT ACCELERATION TECHNIQUES

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X-Ray and Attosecond sources

ULTRABRIGHT AND ULTRASHORT PULSES

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High-Field Physics

THE SCIENCE OF EXTREME INTENSITIES

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INTERACTION OF RADIATION WITH MATTER

ULTRAFAST DOSE DELIVERY

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LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS

FROM SPACE TO THE LABORATORY

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TECHNOLOGICAL PLASMAS

APPLICATION-DRIVEN RESEARCH

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ULTRAFAST MOLECULAR DYNAMICS

LASER-CONTROLLED MOLECULAR PROPERTIES

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