International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers - September 2020 Report to IUPAP

On behalf of the committee and as Chairman of the International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers (ICUIL), I submit this report of ICUIL-related activities and events over the past 13 months to IUPAP. Obviously the biggest news in this time period has been the global Covid-19 pandemic. While the ICUIL is happy to report that we are not aware of any illness effecting directly the members of its committee, the pandemic has certainly effected the operations and activities of the committee. The late summer of the even number years is the general meeting time of the International Conference on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers which is sponsored and organized by ICUIL (the committee). ICUIL 2020 was scheduled to be held on Jeju Island in South Korea. The host organization for the meeting was to be the Guangju Institute of Science and Technology which is the home of one of the premier ultrahigh intensity laser facilities in the world today. In early spring the organizing committee decided to postpone the meeting and move the dates from early September 2020 to June of 2021.