25 juillet 2022

11th ITER International School

The 11th ITER International School will be held from July 25-29, 2022, hosted by the US Burning Plasma Organization, University of California San Diego, and General Atomics.

School goal

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.

School history

ITER schools take place every other year in Aix-en-Provence, near ITER, and every other year at a partner abroad.

The first ITER School was organized in Aix-en-Provence, France, in July 2007 and focused on turbulent transport in fusion plasmas. Nine 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 (US), 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); and the physics and technology of power flux handling (Daejeon, Korea, 2019).

This year program

The subject of this year’s school is “ITER plasma scenarios and control” with a scientific programme coordinated by Peter de Vries (ITER Organization), David Humphreys (General Atomics) and Chris Holcomb (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). As the start of ITER operation approaches, it is timely to address this challenging multidisciplinary topic: the development of integrated operating scenarios and required plasma control to facilitate the ITER goals, particularly for plasmas self-heated by fusion-born alpha-particles.

Visit the web site of the school : https://iis2022.burningplasma.org/home

Registration information is available on our Participate page.