The purpose of this satellite meeting is to demonstrate an interest in the community and a sufficient number of interested laboratories.

The idea is to create a forum under the EPS umbrella, which will bring together the community in Europe and beyond for a long term engagement for the high-field physics. As a first step, it is intended to initiate a dialogue between the experimentalists and the theoreticians working in the field and to start thinking about first realistic experiments.  Scientists doing theory and simulation need to understand better what can be measured and how. Experimentalists need to understand the capabilities of simulation. At present predictive simulations under realistic conditions are still in their infancy and need to be brought closer to the real world. Experimentalists might have to develop new kinds of detectors to measure specific signatures predicted by simulation.

At this meeting, the capabilities of the high-field infrastructures and their technology will be presented, followed by some key presentations on possible experiments and theoretical predictions. Discussion round tables are proposed to bring experiment and theory together.

The character of the workshop is supposed to be very informal. All interested people are invited to register in order to have an idea how many attendees we can expect and to make corresponding arrangements in the program.

The workshop is sponsored by Politecnico di Milano, the European Research Council grant ENSURE (ERC-2014-CoG No. 647554), and the local committee of the 46th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS 2019).

Michael Grech, Laboratoire pour l’Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, Ecole Poytechnique, Palaseu, France
Marija Vranic, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Matteo Passoni, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy