12th ITER International School announced
Alberto Loarte, Chair of the IIS Scientific Committee (ITER Organization), and Sadruddin Benkadda, Director of the IIS (Aix-Marseille University/CNRS)
The 12th ITER International School (IIS) will be held from 26 to 30 June 2023, hosted by Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Education | 12th ITER International School announced
The subject of the 2023 school is "The Impact and Consequences of Energetic Particles on Fusion Plasmas," with a scientific program coordinated by Simon Pinches (ITER Organization). As the start of ITER operations approaches, it is timely to address this multidisciplinary topic that includes plasma self-heating by fusion-born alpha-particles, the influence of energetic particles on stability, diagnosing energetic particle transport and loss, and understanding runaway electrons.
Cutting-edge predictive simulation with the ORB5 code [T. Hayward-Schneider] showing a fast ion-driven instability (n=12 Toroidal Alfvén Eigenmode) in ITER.
The ITER International School aims to prepare young scientists and engineers for working in the field of nuclear fusion and in research applications associated with the ITER Project. The adoption of a "school" format was a consequence of the need to prepare future scientists and engineers on a range of different subjects and to provide them with a wide overview of the interdisciplinary skills required by ITER.
The first ITER School was organized in Aix-en-Provence, France, in July 2007 and focused on turbulent transport in fusion plasmas. Ten successive schools have followed on a variety of subjects: magnetic confinement (Fukuoka, Japan, 2008); plasma-surface interactions (Aix-en-Provence, 2009); magneto-hydro-dynamics and plasma control (Austin, Texas, USA, 2010); energetic particles (Aix-en-Provence, 2011); radio-frequency heating (Ahmedabad, India, 2012); high-performance computing in fusion science (Aix-en-Provence, 2014); transport and pedestal physics in tokamaks (Hefei, China, 2016); physics of disruptions and control (Aix-en-Provence, 2017); the physics and technology of power flux handling (Daejeon, Korea, 2019); and ITER plasma scenarios and control (San Diego, USA, 2022).
Further information on the 2023 school will be available before the end of November at https://iis2023.sciencesconf.org/. Find out more about past schools here.
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