Electric fields in plasmas waves, driven by relativistic particle beams, can accelerate particles to tens of Giga-electron-volt energies on metre-scale distances. Recent conceptual and experimental breakthroughs have ushered in a worldwide effort which may be transformative for accelerators and their applications for natural, life and material sciences. This meeting discussed emerging trends and prospects of this new kind of compact accelerators.
Speaker abstracts and biographies can be found below. Recorded audio of the presentations can also be found below. Meeting papers have been published a volume of Philosophical Transactions A.
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