HEDLA 2022 @ Técnico Lisboa


HEDLA 2022

The 13th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics HEDLA 2022 will be held at the Lisbon Academy of Sciences in Lisbon (Portugal) on May 23 - 27, 2022. The most recent HEDLA meetings have been organized in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan (HEDLA 2018 ) and at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California, USA (HEDLA 2016 ).

The following scientific topics will be the main focus of the conference:

  • Dense Plasmas (EOS, warm dense matter, planetary interiors,...)
  • Fluid and Collisional Plasmas (jets, turbulence, dynamos, instabilities,...)
  • Transport and Atomic Processes (heat conduction, anomalous resistivity, diffusion, radiative transport, opacity, line shapes, photoionization,...)
  • Collisionless Plasmas and Particle Acceleration (shocks, magnetic reconnection,...)
  • New Frontiers (QED, pair plasmas, nuclear astrophysics, new experimental facilities, computing,...)


The conference registration fee will be €500 for researchers and faculty and €250 for students (early birds €450 and €225, respectively). Payment will be accepted on-site, however advanced payment for registration is strongly encouraged and will save time on the first day of the conference. Registration and advanced payment of the respective fee can be done here.

The conference registration fee will cover the participation in both the conference dinner and the excursion. The conference dinner will be on Wednesday May 25th at the Geographical Society of Lisbon served by the Casa do Alentejo with traditional Portuguese food. The excursion will be a tour to Sintra, Cape Roca and Cascais, including entrances to the beautiful Quinta da Regaleira on Thursday afternoon.

Spouses are welcome to participate. Participation fees for spouses (50€ banquet and 42€ excursion) will be charged together with the registration fee.

Please note that the Local Organizing Committee will not call you to arrange your travel or accomodation. Any contact that you receive with this regard may be a scam attempt.


The best talk and poster by Ph.D. students will receive a prize sponsored by Journal of Plasma Physics supplied by their publisher Cambridge University Press.

The best talk prize was awareded to Vicente Valenzuela-Villaseca from Imperial College and the best poster to Hannah Hasson from University of Rochester. Our congratulations!

Abstract submission

Abstracts submissions are now closed.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Brian Reville, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik: Heidelberg, Germany
Frederico Fiuza, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Damiano Caprioli, University of Chicago, USA
Derek Schaeffer, Princeton University, USA
Federica Coppari, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
June Wicks, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Marija Vranic, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Adam Frank, University of Rochester, USA
Lucille Van Box Som, CEA, France
Anatoly Spitkovsky, Princeton University, USA
Salvatore Orlando, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), Italy
Dongsu Ryu, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea
Andrea Ciardi, Observatoire de Paris, France
Louise Willingale, University of Michigan, USA
Elisabete de Gouveia dal Pino, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Luca Del Zanna, Università di Firenze, Italy
Anabella Araudo, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Manel Perucho, Universitat de València, Spain
Laurent Gremillet, CEA, France
Danny Russell, Imperial College London, UK
Gianluca Gregori, University of Oxford, UK
Maria Gatu Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Vicente Villaseca, Imperial College London, UK
Amir Lenvinson, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Weipeng Yao, LULI, France
Siegfried Glenzer, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Hui Chen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Alessandra Ravasio, LULI, France
Alex Zylstra, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Important dates

  • Registration and abstract submission open: December 2nd, 2021
  • Early bird registration close: April 1st, 2022
  • Abstract submission close: April 8th, 2022
  • Late abstract submission close (posters only): May 6th, 2022
  • Registration close: May 6th, 2022
  • Conference: May 23rd - 27th, 2022

Scientific Programme Committee

Elena Amato, Paul Bellan, Alessandra Benuzzi-Mounaix, Andrea Ciardi, Marta Fajardo, Frederico Fiuza, Thomas Grismayer, Hyesung Kang, Carolyn Kuranz, Sergey Lebedev, Nuno Loureiro, Hye-Sook Park, Tomasz Plewa, Marc Pound, Bruce Remington, Luis O. Silva, Stefan Weber.

Local Organising Committee

Luís O. Silva (Chair), Marta Fajardo (Co-Chair), Thomas Grismayer (Co-Chair), João M. Dias, Fábio Cruz, Thales Silva, Ana L. Matias, Cláudia Romão.