LaserNetUS 1st Annual Meeting

August 20-21, 2018
University of Nebraska Lincoln

This is the homepage for the first annual LaserNetUS meeting. The meeting will be held on August 20-21st at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. This meeting is organized to bring the U.S. High Energy Density Science community together to initiate LaserNetUS. This new FES initiative was motivated by the recently released National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine 2017 report “Opportunities in Intense Ultrafast Lasers: Reaching for the Brightest Light.”

In this meeting, FES will introduce LaserNetUS initiative and outline its vision for High Energy Density Laboratory Plasma (HEDLP) Program. The meeting will include presentations from directors of mid-scale laser facilities that are members of LaserNetUS and a poster session to promote networking. NAS recommendation-4 (“The Department of Energy should plan for at least one large-scale open-access high-intensity laser facility that leverages other major science infrastructure in the Department of Energy complex.”) will be discussed on the second day of the meeting.

We look forward to your participation!

Further Details

  • To register for the meeting, please go to the LaserNet Registration Form by August 5th, 2018
  • If you are giving a presentation (oral/poster), then please fill out Presentation Form by August 5th, 2018
  • For information regarding the meeting agenda, please see Agenda
  • To reserve your hotel room and get further details on nearby airports and travel, please see Travel Details

For questions or comments about the conference, please address them to Kramer Akli ( or Donald Umstadter (

For questions on travel reimbursement please contact Jody Crisp at ORISE (