The “PALM International School 2018” aims at providing a wide and comprehensive review of the field of Attosecond Science, from the generation and characterization of attosecond light sources to their use in the study of ultrafast dynamics in different states of matter. It will cover topics spanning from the development of ultrafast sources of visible, XUV and X-ray radiation to the study of isolated quantum systems, of condensed phases and of collective attosecond dynamics. These topics will be presented by leading scientists, who will cover both the basic principles as well as the state-of-the-art of the field. The courses will aim to be accessible to students and young researchers from the master to postdoc level.
This summer school is funded by the "Laboratory of excellence" PALM (Physics : Atoms, Light and Matter, http://www.labex-palm.fr/en/presentation), a large consortium of 37 laboratories of the Paris-Saclay campus gathering more than 700 permanent physicists (researchers, university lecturers and researchers, engineers...) working on a broad set of subjects in fundamental and applied physics.
The school is also supported by the European Training Network MEDEA (http://www.medea-horizon2020.eu/project/).