12th International Conference on
High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics (HEDLA)
May 27-Jun 1, 2018, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

About HEDLA:

High energy density state generated by high-power and high-intensity laser and pulsed power can realize "extreme" conditions in the pressure and temperature which does not exist on the Earth. Astrophysical plasma is one of the most interesting applications of the high energy density science. Laboratory astrophysics is expected to reveal the fundamental physics of astrophysical phenomena by "experiment" as a new research method alternative to "observation" and "theory/simulation".
The HEDLA conference was basically held in the United States since the first meeting in 1996. The 10th meeting held in France was the first time to leave the US, but the 11th in 2016 was again held in the US. The HEDLA2018 in Kurashiki is the first meeting to be held in Japan.
Past Meeting Information:

Proposed Topics:

Host Organization:

Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University

Supported by

Astronomical Society of Japan
Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
Laser Society of Japan
Physical Society of Japan
Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences

Kurashiki Convention & Visitors Bureau

Conference Program:

Scientific Program:

Latest Program (html with abstracts, pdf)
Presentation List (Updated on May 14)
Timetable (Updated on May 14)

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Paulo ALVES
Paul CAMPBELL
Fabien CASSE
Franck DELAHAYE
Will FOX
Laurent GREMILLET
Thomas GRISMAYER
Tristan GUILLOT
Jack HARE
Nicholas HARTLEY
Channing HUNTINGTON
Arpad KIS
       
Kotaro KOHNO
Ravindra KUMAR
Martin LAMING
Guillaume LOISEL
Mario MANUEL
Marius MILLOT
Yoshizumi MIYOSHI
Yasushi ONO
Guilllme REVET
Alex RIGBY
Hans RINDERKNECHT
Baifei SHEN
       
Kazunari SHIBATA
Ray SMITH
Kengo TOMIDA
Samuel TOTORICA
Petros TZEFERACOS
Martin WEIDL
Annop WONGWATHANARAT
Akifumi YOGO
Zensho YOSHIDA
Dawei YUAN
Jiayoung ZHONG

Proceedings:

Conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of High Energy Density Physics. The details about the proceedings will be announced soon.

Deadline for Paper Submission:

Jul 31, 2018

Registration:

Registration Site:

Please register at Tobu Top Tours' web site.

Registration Fee:

Early Bird, Regular Registration: 60,000 JPY
Early Bird, Student Registration: 30,000 JPY
Regular Registration: 65,000 JPY
Student Registration: 35,000 JPY

  • 1 USD ≈ 110 JPY
  • Conference Banquet fee is included in the regular and student registrations.
  • Deadline for the registration: May 7 (Please make sure of your payment by May 7.)
  • For the regarding of early bird, make sure of your payment by April 9 April 16 (extened due to a payment-system trouble).
  • After May 8, the registration fee is nonrefundable.
  • Note that on-site registration is cash only.

Abstract Submission:

Submission:

Please submit your abstract from the registration site.

  • Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format (Maximum file size: 4 MB).
  • Abstracts are limited to 1 page and should be formatted based on the HEDLA Abstract Template.
  • Abstracts are text only. No figures, images, or tables are allowed.

Deadline:

Feb 28
Mar 16 (Invited, Oral, and Poster Presentation)
Apr 9 (Only for Poster Presentation) Thank you for so many submissions!

Venue:

Conference Site:

Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel
1-1-44, Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-0046, Japan (Map)

Access:

Kurashiki Visitor's Guide
Kurashiki Travel Guide

Getting to Kurashiki from Okayama Airport (OKJ)
  • You should take a shuttle bus to Kurashiki.
  • It costs 1,130 JPY and takes 35 min directly to Kurashiki Station. The conference site is about 15 min walk from the station.
  • Timetable for the buses
Getting to Kurashiki from Kansai Airport (KIX)
  • Typical way to Kurashiki from KIX is a JR train trip.
  • It will cost about 8,000 JPY. At Kansai Airport Station (JR), you can buy the tickets for all the way to Kurashiki.
  • You need to change trains twice at Shin-Osaka station and Okayama station.
    • To Shin-Osaka Station: Take the Limited Express "Haruka".
    • To Okayama Station: Take the Shinkansen (Bullet Train).
    • To Kurashiki Station: Take a local train (JR Sanyo Line).
  • You can check the time schedule of this route at HyperDia. (From: Kansai Airport, To: Kurashiki)
  • A sample schedule

Accommodations:

Hotels in Kurashiki at tripadvisor
Hotel List:
You can book a room at Tobu Top Tours' web site.

Museum Tour:

The Ohara Museum of Art is located right next to the conference site. They offer special museum tours for the HEDLA attendee before and after the usual exhibition hours. It costs 2,000 JPY whereas the normal fee is 1,300 JPY. This is because a curator will guide us and explain the exhibitions.

  • Evening Tour: 18:30 - 19:30 on May 29
  • Morning Tour: 8:00 - 8:50 on May 31
If you are interested in these tours, please send us an email with your preference, Evening Tour or Morning Tour.

Committee:

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Tony BELL (U of Oxford, UK)
Paul BELLAN (Caltech, USA)
Serge BOUQUET (CEA, France)
Frederico FIUZA (SLAC, USA)
Pat HARTIGAN (Rice U, USA)
Ryosuke KODAMA (Osaka U, Japan) Chair
Michel KOENIG (LULI, France)
Carolyn KURANZ (Michigan U, USA)
Sergey LEBEDEV (Imperial College, UK)
       
Yutong LI (Institute of Physics, China)
Tomek PLEWA (Florida State U, USA)
Marc POUND (U of Maryland, USA)
Bruce REMINGTON (LLNL, USA)
Dongsu RYU (UNIST, Korea)
Youichi SAKAWA (Osaka U, Japan)
Hideaki TAKABE (HZDR, Germany)
Feilu WANG (NAOC, China)

Local Organizing Committee:

Yasuhiro KURAMITSU, Shuichi MATSUKIYO, Mamiko NISHIUCHI, Norimasa OZAKI,
Youichi SAKAWA (Chair), Takayoshi SANO, Keisuke SHIGEMORI, Ryo YAMAZAKI

Contact:

hedla2018 (at) ile.osaka-u.ac.jp
http://www.ile.osaka-u.ac.jp/hedla2018/