The purpose of the meeting is to bring together a relatively small,
international group of leading researchers in radiative transfer, line shapes,
dense plasma spectroscopy, non-LTE population kinetics, opacity studies and
plasma processes, to identify current problems in these fields and directions
for future research. The framework will be a series of oral sessions and one
poster session in which a large fraction of the participants will make
presentations. Additional unstructured time will be included for discussions
and the development and planning of future efforts.
Further, to ensure that the diverse areas contained within the study of the radiative properties of hot dense matter are addressed, we encourage reports from other related workshops. In the past we have had reports on, e.g., the Opacity Workshops, as well as reports from meetings on Advances in Atomic Databases. This year we hope to hear reports on the NLTE Kinetics Code Comparison Workshop and the Spectral Line Shape Comparison Workshop, as well as development of efforts in Warm Dense Matter research.
Previous meetings have covered dense plasma absorption and emission spectroscopy, radiation heating, opacities, spectral line shapes, dense plasma effects and the breakdown of the isolated atom picture, non-equilibrium atomic kinetics and radiation transfer, and detailed X-ray spectra simulation. Experiments using high-intensity short-pulse lasers and z-pinch type discharges to generate and diagnose hot dense matter, VUV- and X-FEL experiments, warm dense matter studies, and, importantly high-energy laserrelated experiments, are particularly timely.
Suggestions for additional topics related to the theme of the meeting, but not specifically covered by these categories, are enthusiastically solicited by the organizers and will be considered for inclusion in the program depending on overall response and time constraints. Such suggestions should be conveyed to the organizers as early as possible.