UNIGE team will organize the International Conference on Laser Filamentation, COFIL 2018, in Geneva on June 25- 29 2018. COFIL 2018 is the 7th of a very successful series of biennial conferences bringing together scientists working in the field of ultrashort and intense laser filamentation and its applications.
Marcos Rubinstein (HES-SO), Farhad Rachidi (EPFL), and PhD students Amirhossein Mostajabi (EPFL) and Mohammad Azadifar (EPFL) presented their work on simultaneous records of lightning current at 380 km distance associated with a bipolar flash initiated from the Säntis station during the International Symposium on Lightning Protection (XIV SIPDA) in Natale, Brazil.
Pr J-P Wolf (UNIGE) talks about the laser lightning rod on German TV.
During their 2nd meeting in Santis, Switzerland, the LLR team visited the Santis tower, where the lightning campaign will be performed. Transportation, installation and weather conditions were the main topics addressed.
Prof. Jean-Pierre Wolf from the UNIGE team gave an interview on the German National Radio about laser rods. “These laser pulses are so intense that they change the characteristics of the air, they ionize the air and create an electrically charged channel, which has a diameter of only one tenth of a millimeter, but can be very long, up to 100 meters. A kind of ultra-intense Spaghetti.” Read the full interview