To make this event of use to the community, we have formulated it to answer three key questions:
What is the current state of the theoretical and computational 'tool-box' to address quantum dynamics in attosecond physics?
What questions are open in attosecond physics which may be answered best by each of the methodological tools which are currently available?
Which new tools need to be developed to answer current and future questions?
1. Invited talks
Three to four leading experts each present a short (ca 30min) talk in a block of 45-60 minutes. These talks will be positioned at the start of each day in order to set the context for the ensuing "Quantum Battle".
The 'Quantum Battle' is essentially an open debate on a contentious topic involving several early career researchers ('combatants') and the entire audience of attendees. Each session will be mediated (refereed!) by a neutral party and by means of a sort of structured debate format combatants will present arguments, question each other, and field questions from the audience. We expect there to be some discussion not only of the applicability of current methodology to future questions, but also the development of new theory/experiment to tackle new questions.
Combatants will be invited to collaborate with organisers and each other before the event on the design of their battle- pre-agreeing the scope and focus of the session.
3. Contributed Clips & Twitter poster session
You are encouraged to submit a 2 minute video clip explaining an aspect of your research which will be visible on twitter before, during (and beyond) the conference. More information can be found here. Additionally, in lieu of a traditional poster session, you are asked to submit a poster via twitter. The posters should be viewable in the run up to the meeting, and during the conference we will have breakout sessions to allow people to discuss the posters and ask questions. More information, templates and examples can be found here.