2008



THEORY OF FUSION PLASMAS
Joint Varenna – Lausanne International Workshop

Villa Monastero, Varenna (Lc), ItalyAugust 25 – 29, 2008

Invited talks are being decided by February-March 2008. The list will be available as soon as possible

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Organized by

– Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Association EURATOM – Confédération Suisse
–  “Piero Caldirola” International Centre for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics
–   Istituto di Fisica del Plasma del CNR, Milano

Scientific Committee

D. BORBA (Lisbon, Portugal)
M. BORNATICI (Pavia, Italy)
V.S.CHAN (San Diego, USA)
X. GARBET (Cadarache, France) Chairman
L. GARCIA (Madrid, Spain)
P. HELANDER (Garching, Germany)
T. HELLSTEN (Stockholm, Sweden)
T. HENDER (Culham, United Kingdom)
Y. KISHIMOTO (Naka, Japan)
M. LONTANO (Milano, Italy)
S. MEDVEDEV (Moscow, Russian Federation)
V.P. PASTUKHOV (Moscow, Russian Federation)P. PAVLO (Prague, Czech Republic)
A. PEETERS (Warwick, United Kingdom)
T. SATO (Nagoya, Japan)
O. SAUTER (Lausanne, Switzerland) Scientific Secretary
T.J. SCHEP (Nieuwegein, The Netherlands)
A. SEN (Bhat, IPR, India)W.M. TANG (Princeton, USA)
J.W. VAN DAM (Austin, USA)
F. ZONCA (Frascati, Italy)

Sponsored by
–  “Piero Caldirola” International Centre for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics
–  Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Association EURATOM – Confédération Suisse
–   Istituto di Fisica del Plasma del CNR, Milano
–   Università di Milano-Bicocca
–   Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente (ENEA)

“Piero Caldirola” International Centre for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics
D. Palumbo, President
E. Sindoni, Director

Application form and hotel reservation (deadline June 6, 2008):
– Applications form: pdf, word
Hotel list + prices, Hotels description

Applications
Application forms and forms for hotel reservation are given above or can be obtained from the Organizing Secretariat at the following address:
Mrs. Donatella Pifferetti
Via Nazionale, 85 – 23821  ABBADIA LARIANA (LC), Italy
Fax +39-0341-732490
e-mail: theory_at_ispp.it
website: http://www.ispp.it

Deadline for application: June 6, 2008

List of Topics
1)     Anomalous Transport (Turbulence, Coherent Structures, Microinstabilities)
2)     RF Heating and Current Drive
3)     Non Axisymmetric Configurations
4)     Macroinstabilities and Magnetic Reconnections
5)     Theoretical Aspects of Plasma-Edge Physics and Divertors
6)     Theoretical issues related to burning plasmas
Presentations discussing ITER-related topics are particularly welcome

Proceedings
Proceedings are published in the book series “Theory of Fusion Plasmas” Papers, invited (10-12 pages) and contributed (6 pages) need to follow the LateX format explained on the web site: AIP will again publish the proceedings in 2008, with online access.
Instructions for authors can be found at: http://www.aip.org/proceedings
The
format of the book is 6 x 9 inch, therefore the direct link is
http://proceedings.aip.org/proceedings/6×9.jspTo get the LaTeX templates:
ftp://ftp.aip.org/ems/tex/macros/proceedings/6×9/aipproc_6s.zip
The
files should be given at the conference or sent by email by August 22, 2008, at Varenna-Lausanne@epfl.ch. IT IS IMPORTANT THE AUTHORS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE WEB PROVIDED BY AIP (http://proceedings.aip.org/proceedings/6×9.jsp ) AND THAT YOU CHOOSE THE CORRECT FORMAT, NAMELY 6X9 INCHES
If you send the files by email, please make one zip file containing the
LateX text file, the eps Figures AND a pdf version of the paper. The
zip file should be named with: lastname_Varenna08_paper.zip. If you
have the files on a USB key for example, we shall copy them during the
conference. For the paper to be published, you will need to sign the
copyright form during the conference.
Use either the LateX templates or the MS Word template, according to
the guidelines described at http://proceedings.aip.org/proceedings/6×9.jsp
You
should send us the original files AND a pdf version of your paper named: LastName_Varenna08_paper.pdf
The deadline for the paper is the week of the conference. Thus either
you send the paper before August 22, 2008, by email to
Varenna-Lausanne@epfl.ch or you bring it to the registration desk
during the conference.
Books of previous conference (2006) can be seen and ordered or
downloaded.
Books of former conferences (2004 and before) can be ordered at: http://www.sif.it/books.php

Registration Fee
Registration fee: 360 EUROS (students 160 EUROS) should be paid in
Varenna at the registration desk.
Alternatively, the same fee can be paid by July 31, 2008, by bank transfer to:
Banca Popolare di Lecco, Division of the Deutsche Bank, Via IV Novembre, 23829 VARENNA (LC), Italy,
Account opened in favour of “International School of Plasma Physics”:
Bank codes (for Italy): ACCOUNT NO.
9500, ABI  03104, CAB 51830, CIN M
IBAN (bank codes from abroad): IT64 M031
0451 8300 0000 0009 500  –  SWIFT code: DEUTITM1029
Please, state as motivation of payment: your full name – Participation “Theory 2008”
All bank expenses are at participants’ charge.The fee covers admission to the Workshop and social events.

Further Information can be obtained from:
Dr. O. SAUTER, CRPP/EPFL, PPB-Ecublens, Station 13CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Fax +41-21-6935176
e-mail: Varenna-Lausanne_at_epfl.ch
website: http://Varenna-Lausanne.epfl.ch
or
Prof. E. Sindoni,
ISPP, Phone + 39-02-64482746   Fax +39-02-64482710
e-mail: elio.sindoni_at_unimib.it
website: http://www.ispp.it

Miscellaneous Information
The meeting is followed by the EU-US TTF workshop in Denmark:

How to get to Varenna

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2007


EVOLVABILITY: THE
EVOLUTION OF EVOLUTION

Villa Monastero,
Varenna (Lc), Italy
April 15 – 17, 2007

Conference
Presentations

Organized by
* “Piero Caldirola” International Centre for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics
* John Templeton Foundation
* Associazione EURESIS

Sponsorizzato/Patrocinato
With the Sponsorship/Patronage of:
Regione Lombardia
Provincia di Lecco
Comune di Lecco
Comune di Varenna
Fondazione CARIPLO
C.C.I.A.A. di Lecco
Banca Lecchese
Coordinamento Turistico del Lago di Como
Giornale di Lecco
Università di Milano-Bicocca

download “Purposes and Topics of the Conference”
download “Scopi e temi del convegno”

List of presenting partecipants
Chris Adami, Caltech
Uri Alon, Weizmann Insitute
Frances Arnold, Caltech
Lynn Helena Caporale
Michael Deem, Rice U
Nigel Goldenfeld, UIUC
Marc Kirschner, Harvard
Richard Lenski, Michigan State U
Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard
Amos Maritan, U Padova
Martin Nowak, Harvard
Wilson Poon, U of Edinburgh
Rob Reenan, Brown
James Shapiro, U of Chicago
Ralf Sommer, Max Planck Institute, Tübingen
Sarah Teichmann, U of Cambridge
Andreas Wagner, U of New Mexico
Günter Wagner, Yale
William Wimsatt, U. of Chicago

Lingua ufficiale del convegno è l’inglese. Non è prevista la traduzione simultanea.
The official language of the conference is English (no simultaneous translation).

Download Playbill

For scientific questions:
Prof. E. Sindoni, ISPP, Phone
+ 39 02 64482746
Fax +39 02 64482794
e-mail: elio.sindoni_atunimib.it

For organizing/logistic/administrative questions:
D. Pifferetti
isplasma_at_tin.it
phone/fax: +39 0341 732490

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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
BURNING PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS
Villa Monastero, Varenna (Lc), Italy
September 24 – 28, 2007

 Scientific Organizing Committee:

R. Boivin General Atomics, San Diego, USA
A. Costley ITER IT, Cadarache, France
F. De Marco ENEA Frascati, Italy
A. Donné FOM Instituut voor Plasmafysica, The Netherlands
H. G. Lee National Fusion Research Centre, Daejeon,Korea
C. Ingesson EFDA CSU Garching, Germany
D. Johnson Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA
A. Krasilnikov SRC RF TRINITI, Troisk, RF
Y. Kusama Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Japan
E. Lazzaro Institute of Plasma Physics, CNR, Milan, Italy
E. Marmar MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Centre, USA
S. Martellucci University of Rome II, Italy
W. Morris Association EURATOM-UKAEA, Culham, UK
A. Murari EFDA CSU Culham, UK
F. P. Orsitto ENEA Frascati, Italy
C. V. S. Rao Institute of Plasma Research, Bhat, India
A. Renieri ENEA Frascati, Italy
J. Sanchez CIEMAT, Spain
M. Sasao Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
M. Valisa Consorzio RFX, Padova, Italy
G. Vayakis ITER JWS Garching, Germany
C. Walker ITER IT Cadarache, France
B. Wan Institute Plasma Physics, Hefei, China
H. Weisen CRPP, Lausanne, Switzerland
Q. Yang Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu, China

Scientific Secretariat
F. P. Orsitto ENEA Frascati, Italy

Local Organizing Committee 

D. Pifferetti ISPP Organizing Secretary
G. Gorini Milano Bicocca University and ISPP
G. Grosso Istituto di Fisica del Plasma “Piero Caldirola”, CNR
F. P. Orsitto ENEA Frascati
E. Sindoni Milano-Bicocca University and ISPP

The approval of ITER has started a new era in the field of magnetic confinement (Tokamak) fusion. The conference is the first appointment of the diagnostic community after the approval of ITER, and it will focus on:

1. encouragement and information of young scientists ;
2. new concepts on diagnostics  for burning plasma;
3. selected topics on diagnostics for ITER : known difficult areas especially, measurements
of fast particles,  divertor diagnostics, plasma facing components,dust;

Foreward look to requirements on diagnostics  for DEMO.
The programme will include tutorial lectures, invited oral presentations and posters.

Sponsored by
* “Piero Caldirola” International Centre for the Promotion of Science and ISPP
* Istituton di Fisica del Plasma “Piero Caldirola” CNR
* Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
* Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’ Energia e l’ Ambiente (ENEA)

Applications
Application/hotel reservation form can be downloaded from our web site www.ispp.it
or obtained from:
D.Pifferetti
diagnostics_at_ispp.it
Deadline for application is June 15, 2007.

Applicants will receive confirmation of hotel reservation by July 6, 2007
download application form
download hotel price-list

Contributed Papers
Contributed papers for the workshop will be selected by the Scientific Organizing
Committee in line with the points listed in the section ‘Purpose’  and on the basis of a one page abstract. These abstracts should be sent by June 15, 2007 to:

F. P. Orsitto
orsitto_at_frascati.enea.it
and in copy to
D. Pifferetti
diagnostics_at_ispp.it

Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent via e    mail by July 6, 2007.

Proceedings of the conference
Following a tradition started in 1975 invited and contributed papers will be published in a book of Proceedings. Manuscripts must be delivered at the Conference. Detailed instructions for authors will be published on the Conference web site by June 15, 2007.

Registration Fee
A registration fee of 330 Euro is requested to all participants.
The fee can be paid in Varenna at the registration desk.
Important: credit cards cannot be accepted for payments.
Alternatively, the same fee can be paid by August 20, 2007, by bank transfer to:
Banca Popolare di Lecco, Division of the
Deutsche Bank,    Via IV Novembre, 23829  VARENNA (LC), Italy
Account opened in favour of  “International School of Plasma Physics”:
Bank codes (for Italy): no. c/c 9500, ABI 03104, CAB 51830, CIN M
IBAN (bank codes from abroad): IT64 M031 0451 8300 0000 0009 500
SWIFT code: DEUTITM1029
Please, state as motivation of payment: your full name – Participation “Diagnostics 2007”
All bank expenses are at participants’ charge.
The fee covers admission to the conference, all the social events and one copy of the proceedings.

Important dates
Application, hotel reservation and Abstract submission:        June 15, 2007
Notification of abstract acceptance and hotel reservation:     July 6, 2007
Payment of registration fee by bank transfer:                        August 20, 2007 (otherwise cash at registration desk)
Manuscript delivery                                                               September  25, 2007

For any inquiry, please contact
For questions related to the science programme:
F. P. Orsitto     orsitto_at_frascati.enea.it

For questions related to the conference proceedings:
G. Gorini          gorini_at_ifp.cnr.it

For any other question:

D. Pifferetti       diagnostics@ispp.it
Tel/Fax: +39-0341-732490
Web site www.ispp.it

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2005

Third International Conference on superstrong fields in plasmas
Third International Conference on superstrong fields in plasmas

International Workshop on

SUPERSTRONG FIELDS IN PLASMAS

Villa Monastero, Varenna (Lc), Italy
September 19-24, 2005

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2004

“Theory  of Fusion Plasmas” Joint Varenna – Lausanne International Workshop
“Theory of Fusion Plasmas” Joint Varenna – Lausanne International Workshop

THEORY OF FUSION PLASMAS
JOINT VARENNA – LAUSANNE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy August 30 September 3, 2004

This Meeting is devoted to the Theory of Magnetic Confinement Systems

Organized by

  • Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole
    Polytechnique
    Fédérale de Lausanne, Association EURATOM –
    Confédération Suisse
  • Piero Caldirola International Centre for the Promotion of
    Science
    and International School of Plasma Physics
  • Istituto di Fisica del Plasma del CNR, Milano

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2003

ULTRASHORT HIGH-ENRGY
RADIATION AND MATTER

Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy

October, 7-10, 2003

Organized by

  • Piero Caldirola International Centre for the Promotion of
    Science
    and International School of Plasma Physics
  • University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

POSTER
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2002

THEORY OF FUSION PLASMAS
JOINT VARENNA – LAUSANNE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
 

Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy
August 27 August 30, 2002

Theory of fusion plasmas - joint Varenna - Lausanne International Workshop
Theory of fusion plasmas - joint Varenna - Lausanne International Workshop

This Meeting is devoted to the Theory of Magnetic Confinement Systems
Organized by

  • Centre de Recherche en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Association EURATOM – Confédération Suisse
  • Piero Caldirola International Centre for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics
  • Istituto di Fisica del Plasma del CNR, MilanoScientific CommitteeM. AZUMI (JAERI, Japan)
    M. BORNATICI (Pavia, Italy)
    V.S.CHAN (San Diego, USA)
    J.W. CONNOR (Abingdon, United Kingdom) Chairman
    X. GARBET (Cadarache, France)
    L. GARCIA (Madrid, Spain)
    T. HELLSTEN (Stockholm, Sweden)
    L.M. KOVRIZHNYKH (Moscow, Russian Federation)
    M. LONTANO (Milano, Italy)
    J. NUEHRENBERG (Garching, Germany)
    V.P. PASTUKHOV (Moscow, Russian Federation)
    V. PETRZILKA (Prague, Czech Republic)
    T. SATO (Nagoya, Japan)
    O. SAUTER (Lausanne, Switzerland) Scientific Secretary
    T.J. SCHEP (Nieuwegein, The Netherlands)
    W.M. TANG (Princeton, USA)
    J. VACLAVIK (Lausanne, Switzerland)
    J.W. VAN DAM (Austin, USA)Sponsored by
  • Piero Caldirola International Centre for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics
  • Centre de Recherche en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Association EURATOM – Confédération Suisse
  • Istituto di Fisica del Plasma del CNR, Milano
  • Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano
  • Dipartimento di Scienze dellAmbiente e del Territorio, Università di Milano-Bicocca
  • Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, lEnergia e lAmbiente (ENEA)
  • Piero Caldirola International Centre for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics
  • D. Palumbo, President
  • E. Sindoni, Director

“Perché c’è qualcosa invece di nulla ?”
Vuoto, nulla, zero

Varenna, Villa Monastero 30 settembre – 2 ottobre 2002
“Opinione è il caldo, opinione è il freddo, opinione è il dolce, opinione è l’amaro..reale sono solo gli atomi e il vuoto”
La Fisica vive ancora oggi le sfide di Democrito. Ma la vicenda del “vuoto fisico” si è intrecciata con quella del “nulla filosofico” e dello “zero” in matematica (un numero per il niente).
Nello spirito del dialogo interdisciplinare che contraddistingue i convegni che dal 1992 il “Piero Caldirola International Centre for the promotion of Science” organizza a Varenna, un convegno sull’enigmatica nozione di “nulla” è un modo non solo per fare i conti con le domande di fondo della filosofia , ma anche con gli sviluppi più sconcertanti della Scienza contemporanea.

Il Convegno sarà articolato in cinque sessioni, a ognuna delle quali interverranno fisici, filosofi, teologi, matematici.

  • Il “vuoto fisico” e il nulla
  • Nulla e Mondo
  • Teologia della creazione
  • L’astrazione matematica del nulla
  • Essere o non essere : i grandi temi della filosofia dell’esistenza.

Direttori del Convegno
Giulio Giorello
Elio Sindoni

Segretari Scientifici
Pietro Adamo
Corrado Sinigaglia

Segreteria Generale, informazioni e iscrizioni
Donatella Pifferetti
Tel e Fax 0341732490
isplasma@tin.it

Relatori invitati : J.Barrow, R.Broglia, G.Coyne, R.Ruffini, R.Penrose, G.Toraldo di Francia, M.Dalla Chiara, E.Severini, C.Sini, M.Donà, F.Ayala, E.Boncinelli, P.Coda, G.Laras, U.Bottazzini, P.Odifreddi, R.Vlad, R.Escobar, L.Zanzi.

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2000

“Theory of Fusion Plasmas” Joint Varenna – Lausanne International Workshop

“Theory  of Fusion Plasmas” Joint Varenna – Lausanne International Workshop

Varenna, 28/8/– 1/9/2000

 

 

“Transport in Fusion Plasmas”

Varenna, 4/9 – 7/9/2000

 

“I Volti del Tempo” Conferenza Internazionale
“The Faces of Time” International Conference 

Varenna,
25/9 – 28/9/2000

The time of the physical world,

The time of living beings,

The time of the soul,

The time of art.

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1998

“Joint Varenna – Lausanne International Workshop on Theory of Fusion
Plasmas”

Chairman : J. Vaclavik

Proceedings  : CRPP/ISPP/SIF Bologna
(Italy) – ISPP-18

“Origine della Vita Intelligente nell’Universo” Conferenza internazionale

“Origin of Intelligent Life in the Universe” International Conference

Chairman : R. Colombo, G. Giorello, E. Sindoni

Proceedings  : New Press (Como) ,1999

Price: 80 US$ – Orders at newpress@tin.it

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