Imperial College London

George Hicks

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 7643g.hicks11




733Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Plasma Physics group and the John Adams Institute at Imperial College

Research Interests

Ion Acceleration from High Intensity Laser Plasma Interactions

  • Exploring novel regimes of ion and proton acceleration from high intensity laser plasma interactions, specifically gas targets
  • Experiments at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Numerical Particle-In-Cell simulations of laser plasma interactions



Consoli F, De Angelis R, Robinson TS, et al., 2019, Generation of intense quasi-electrostatic fields due to deposition of particles accelerated by petawatt-range laser-matter interactions, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322

King M, Butler NMH, Wilson R, et al., 2019, Role of magnetic field evolution on filamentary structure formation in intense laser-foil interactions, High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol:7, ISSN:2095-4719

Robinson TS, Consoli F, Giltrap S, et al., 2017, Low-noise time-resolved optical sensing of electromagnetic pulses from petawatt laser-matter interactions, Scientific Reports, Vol:7, ISSN:2045-2322


McIlvenny A, Doria D, Romagnani L, et al., 2019, Absolute calibration of microchannel plate detector for carbon ions up to 250 MeV, 5th International Conference on Frontiers in Diagnostics Technologies, IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ISSN:1748-0221

Martin P, Doria D, Romagnani L, et al., 2017, Transition to light sail acceleration using ultraintense femtosecond pulses

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