Agenda

The purpose of the Brightest Light Initiative workshop is to organize the U.S. intense ultrafast laser community and recommend responses to the five recommendations of the 2018 NAS report.  The workshop will feature plenary talks from government, academic, and industry leaders and breakout sessions on topics listed on the Organization page.

Day 1: Wednesday March 27

07:30‑8:30        Breakfast available

08:30‑9:00        Plenary session to kick off workshop
                              • Opening/keynote remarks – Roger Falcone (5 mins)
                              • Review NAS report – Phil Bucksbaum (25 mins)       

9:00-11:00        Overview of SRN breakout sessions – one per panel (20 mins each)

11:00‑12:00        Breakout sessions – six SRN topical panels (in parallel)

12:00-13:00        Working lunch in SRN breakout sessions

13:00-16:00        Continue SRN breakout sessions (in parallel)

16:00-17:00        Coffee break – topical leads collect materials for outbrief

17:00‑18:30        Plenary Outbrief – review progress in SRN breakout sessions (1st draft)
                              • Dinner – participants on their own

Day 2: Thurs, March 28

07:30-08:30         Breakfast available

08:30‑09:00        Outbrief – polished summary of SRN breakout sessions (2nd draft)

09:00‑10:20        Overview of TRN breakout sessions – one per panel (20 mins each)

10:20-11:00        Coffee break 

11:00‑12:00        Breakout sessions – four TRN topical panels (in parallel)

12:00-13:00        Working lunch in TRN breakout sessions

13:00-16:00        Continue TRN breakout sessions (in parallel)

16:00-16:30        Coffee break– topical leads collect materials for outbrief

16:30‑17:30        Plenary Outbrief – review progress in TRN breakout sessions (1st draft)
                              • Dinner – participants on their own

Day 3: Fri, March 29

07:30-08:30         Breakfast available

08:30‑09:00        Outbrief – polished summary of TRN breakout sessions (2nd draft)

09:00‑12:00        Revisit SRN topical panels with inputs from TRN panels (in parallel)

12:00-13:00        Working lunch with quick updates on progress by topical panels

13:00‑14:00        Plenary session to summarize final conclusions & closing remarks

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14:00-15:00        Closeout and workshop report organization – limited group
                             (chairs, topical panel co-leaders) update workshop report
                             outline (if necessary) and review workflow to prepare
                             workshop report