Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the associated travel and event restrictions, the OLUG workshop is postponed to September 23-25, 2020. We appreciate everyone's understanding and we look forward to seeing you at the workshop this fall in Rochester.

Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop

23–25 September | Rochester, NY

We highly encourage all participants to car pool for the entire workshop.
Please use the East Entrance each day.

(entrance with the rounded glass front, NOT the entrance with the flag pole).
Parking instructions can be found here.

Please note that the maximum capacity of the main conference room is 110 people. We are not able to go above this number so please register early.

Dear OLUG Members and Colleagues:

We look forward to your participation in making the 2020 Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop a success (see the AGENDA and REGISTRATION tabs). This workshop will explore ways to enhance and extend current research and collaborations at the Omega Laser Facility as well as to help formulate further improvements to, and novel operating regimes for, the OMEGA Laser Systems. The workshop will be very informal and interactive and students and post-docs, for whom we will do our best to provide substantial support for travel and lodging and registration, are strongly encouraged to attend (see SUBSIDY tab). At the workshop, we especially encourage the presentation of nascent ideas and concepts that are not fully developed, possibly even tentative, but which could stimulate discussion and lively exchange and which could, as well, open novel and exciting vistas of new research (see TITLES tab). Students or first-time users will find this venue ideal for presenting potential experimental topics with the result of obtaining expert opinions and suggestions. In addition we will discuss in the general sessions progress in implementing OLUG Findings and Recommendations as well as formulating new ones.

Foreign Nationals: To process your registration, please bear in mind that we must have your registration submitted online no later than 17 July.

U.S. Citizens: To maximize the chances that room capacity does not become a constraint for processing your registration, we designate 24 July as your online-registration submission deadline for obtaining guaranteed registration approval. Registration submissions received after 24 July will not be guaranteed to be approved.

As space limitations at LLE prevent more than 110 people from registering, please register as soon as you decide to attend. (Last year's registration was closed two weeks before the Workshop began because the limit was reached.)

We hope that you, your colleagues, students, advisors, will join us in making this a memorable and enjoyable workshop. Bring your enthusiasm and ideas!

The OLUG Executive Committee
Mark Koepke, Chair
West Virginia University
Maria Gatu-Johnson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Suzanne Ali
Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory
James Knauer, Ex Officio
University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Alexis Casner
University of Bordeaux
Mario Manuel
General Atomics
Sean Finnegan
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Elizabeth Merritt
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Johan Frenje, Committee Vice Chair
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Petros Tzeferacos
University of Chicago


This OMEGA Users Workshop is made possible in part by the generous support of the National Nuclear Security Administration for travel expenses of students and postdocs; by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences for support of general workshop costs; by the Fusion Science Center; by the MIT/Plasma Science and Fusion Center; and by the Laboratory for Laser Energetics for the use and availability of critical resources and support.

Please contact Jean Steve (585-275-5286) or email Jean Steve if you have any questions.