Plenary Speakers

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Prof. Victor Malka

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel



Lecture title: Manipulating relativistic electrons with lasers 



Victor Malka, graduated from University of Paris XI-Orsay, did his PhD thesis at Ecole polytechnique (1987-90), is a CNRS research director at Laboratoire d’Optique Appliquée, and since 2015 a Professor at the Weizmann Institute for Science. He has also been Maître de Conference at Ecole Polytechnique (2003-2015). Victor Malka worked on different topics such as atomic physics, inertial fusion, laser plasma interaction. His works now is mainly devoted on relativistic plasmas and on laser plasma accelerators, in which he makes several breakthrough contributions. He has published about 340 articles and has been invited in more than 160 international conferences. He got several national and international prizes. Since 2002, he has coordinated many European projects structuring the laser, plasma and accelerators communities. Victor Malka, fellow of APS and EPS, got 2 Advanced and 2 Proof of Concept grants from ERC.