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Wednesday, August 7


SLAC’s Berryessa conference room, Bldg. 53 - 2002
Start Time Title Presenter Affiliation
08:00 am Workshop introduction, concept for a fully nonperturbative QED collider  Vitaly Yakimenko SLAC
Session on Introductory Quantum Field Theory
08:30 am Formalism for beamstrahlung in quantum regime Michael Peskin SLAC/Stanford University
09:15 am Non-perturbative methods for strong-field physics Gerald Dunne University of Connecticut 
10:00 am Coffee    
10:15 am Perturbation theory in strong field QED Antonino Di Piazza MPIK Heidelberg
Session on Fully Nonperturbative QED
11:00 am The Ritus-Narozhny conjecture: history and re-summation of QED radiative corrections in a strong constant crossed field Alexander Fedotov and Arseny Mironov (remote) MEPhI
11:45 am Photon emission probability beyond tree level: possible approaches and review of the literature Sebastian Meuren Princeton University
12:30 pm Lunch    
01:30 pm Nonperturbative calculations and open problems of QED in strong external fields Anton Ilderton University of Plymouth
02:15 pm Trident pair production and double Compton scattering in strong fields Greger Torgrimsson Helmholtz Institute Jena
03:00 pm Coffee    
03:15 pm Euler-Heisenberg effective action beyond leading order Felix Karbstein Helmholtz Institute Jena
Session on Techniques and Applications in Other Fields
04:00 pm Dimensional reduction and catalysis of dynamical symmetry breaking by a magnetic field Igor Shovkovy Arizona State University
05:30 pm Reception    


Thursday, August 8


SLAC’s Berryessa conference room, Bldg. 53 - 2002
Start Time Title Presenter Affiliation
08:00 am Potentially relevant techniques from QCD/Lattice Lance Dixon SLAC/Stanford University
08:45 am Real-time evolution of lattice gauge theories in the classical-statistical regime Valentin Kasper Harvard University
09:30 am Strong field effects in heavy ions collisions (critical magnetic field) Kirill Tuchin Iowa State University
10:15 am Coffee    
10:30 am Connection of strong field and fully nonperturbative QED physics to astrophysics and cosmology Peter Meszaros Penn State University
11:15 am Non-Perturbative QED to go Beyond the Standard Model Sebastian Ellis SLAC/Stanford University
Session on Experimental Tests
12:00 pm Plans for strong field QED experiments around the world with high intensity laser  Alexander Thomas University of Michigan
12:45 pm Lunch    
01:45 pm Plans for strong field QED experiments at FACET-II David Reis SLAC/Stanford University
02:30 pm Strong-field QED physics enabled by FELs Claudio Pellegrini SLAC
03:15 pm Coffee    
Session on Simulations
03:30 pm History and theory of beam-beam interactions in linear colliders Pisin Chen National Taiwan University
04:15 pm QED implementation and simulations with PIC codes Luis O. Silva Instituto Superior Tecnico
05:00 pm Strong-field QED simulations beyond the local constant field approximation Matteo Tamburini MPIK Heidelberg
05:45 pm Approaching highly supercritical fields with colliding high-current particle beams or high-power lasers Christopher Baumann  


Friday, August 9


SLAC’s Berryessa conference room, Bldg. 53 - 2002
Start Time Title
08:30 am

Panel discussion - "questions towards theory and plasma physics":

Which are the open questions about e+e- plasmas, SFQED calculations, especially related to non-perturbative effects, how well are simulations connect to the calculations, next questions to be answered?

Panel members: Gereld Dunne, Anton Ilderton, Sebastian Meuren, Luis O. Silva

10:00 am Coffee
10:15 am

Panel discussion - "questions towards high-energy physics applications":

What do we need to know to propose a gamma-gamma collider for a Higgs factory, how do we justify the strong-field physics that makes that possible, to what extend will scheduled experiments test that this physics is correct, is there a gap and what further experiments are needed to bridge it?

Panel members: Claudio Pellegrini, Michael Peskin, Alexander Thomas, Vitaly Yakimenko