The International Workshop on Lasers and Nuclei
held in Karslruhe, Germany on 13-15 September, 2004 was devoted to Professor Charles Rhodes'
1988 discovery of laser light induced nuclear fission.
Through this development, nuclear reactions can now be induced and studied in the laboratory without recourse to nuclear reactors or particle accelerators. An introductory session on the laser matter interactions by Prof. Rhodes
, was followed by the "applications" sessions covering: nuclear and astrophysics, medical applications, transmutation and radiography.