From November 13 to 16, 2012, the conference will address key topics in laser-based fundamental physics and societal applications of high-power lasers, including:
* Exawatt-Zettawatt lasers
* Laser acceleration to TeV-PeV
* The Standard Model and Beyond
* Probing the quantum vacuum
* Nuclear physics
* Medical applications.
The first day will conclude with a keynote talk from Professor Peter Higgs.
A special symposium on 15th November is devoted to * societal applications of ultrahigh intensity lasers.