Article source: Astronomy Department
Editor: Wang Jiaxin
On April 13, 2019, the "5th High Energy Density Physics Young Scientists Forum" was held in Pingtang, Guizhou. The conference was hosted by the Department of Astronomy of Beijing Normal University, co-organized by the School of Physics of Beijing University, the IFSA Collaborative Innovation Center, and the High Energy Density Physics Committee of the Chinese Physical Society. More than 110 experts, scholars and students from more than 20 universities, research institutes and journals in China attended the conference. Professor Zhong Jiayong, the head of the Department of Astronomy at Beijing Normal University, presided over the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.
At present, the Department of Astronomy undertakes the national major special project and the national defense challenge plan in the field of high energy density physics. It is one of the new discipline growth points in the astrophysics direction of high energy density laboratory. This conference provided a platform for young experts and students who are engaged in high-energy-density physics research. Participants had extensive exchanges on the frontier research and application of electron acceleration, new radiation mechanisms and radiation sources, new ultra-intense laser technology and laboratory astrophysics, which strongly promoted the further development of the discipline. The next High Energy Density Physics Young Scientists Forum will be held at the National University of Defense Technology.