• Photo by Simon Jolly (UCL)
  • he simulation is Alexey Simulation by Alexey Petrenko (CERN)
  • Measured laser-driven plasma wakefield.
  • Numerical simulation of a laser wakefield simulation in the bubble regime.

2020 Community meeting

PWASC is organizing a Wakefield Accelerator Community Meeting to be held on 8th September 2020. Please see our Community Meeting page for further information, including how to register.


The UK Plasma Wakefield Accelerator Steering Committee (PWASC) was established to represent UK groups working on plasma accelerators, and to help coordinate their activities.

Members of PWASC are drawn from UK research groups, the Central Laser Facility, and the two Accelerator Science Institutes.

The objectives of the PWASC are, in part, to:

  • Develop a coherent strategy and roadmap for the development and application of plasma acceleration in the UK
  • Consider international roadmaps and implications of large international projects and developments in the field
  • Initiate joint activities and actions supporting the goals on the UK roadmap, and to support growth of the field in the UK
  • Identify opportunities for, and support coordination of, research proposals to national and international Research Councils and agencies
  • Inform and support Research Councils in the development of targeted funding calls