Starts 27 Feb 2017
Ends 3 Mar 2017
Central European Time
Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will jointly organize this School to be held at ICTP in Miramare, Trieste, Italy, from 27 February to 3 March 2017. The event will provide advanced training in theoretical and computational methods for atomic processes in plasmas. The schedule will feature lectures by international experts, exposure to modern scientific computer codes, posters and discussion sessions, with good time available for personal interaction. We expect participants from around the world.
The conditions in laboratory and industrial plasmas, laser-produced plasmas, astrophysical plasmas, and warm and hot dense matter are determined by numerous atomic processes including electron-ion and heavy particle collisions, photon-induced processes, and radiation emission and transport. Even in fully ionized plasmas, which are typical for fusion energy research, atomic processes are very important as they underlie all impurity-based spectroscopic diagnostics.
The school will assist qualified Ph.D. students and early career researchers to develop their quantitative understanding of collisional and radiative atomic processes in plasmas with applications to fusion energy research, astrophysical science, laser-produced plasmas and other plasma environments. Participants will become acquainted with their international peers and will have a unique opportunity to establish links for their mutual support. Knowledge transfer will be facilitated between individuals from developed and developing countries.
  • Principles of spectroscopic diagnostics of plasma;
  • Collisional-radiative modelling and calculation of plasma spectra;
  • Computational methods for atomic structure and collisions;
  • Simulations of non-Maxwellian and highly transient plasmas;
  • Radiation transport effects on plasma properties and plasma diagnostics;
  • Methods for analysis of spectral line shapes and profiles;
  • Online codes for calculation of ionization distributions and spectra.
The School will consist of lectures, computer labs and participant presentations.
For the most up-to-date information please see the meeting web page at IAEA:
H.-K. Chung and B. J. Braams
(IAEA, Austria)
Yu. Ralchenko
J. Niemela
(ICTP, Trieste)
C. Ballance
(Queen’s Univ., Belfast, UK)
H.-K. Chung
(IAEA, Austria)
S. Fritzsche
(Helmholtz-Institut, Jena, Germany)
H.-J. Kunze
(Ruhr Univ., Germany)
Yu. Ralchenko
H. A. Scott
J. Seely
(Artep Inc, USA)
E. Stambulchik
(Weizmann Inst. Sci., Israel)
**DEADLINE: 30/10/2016**


Hyun-Kyung Chung (IAEA), Bastiaan J. Braams (IAEA), Yuri Ralchenko (National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)), Local Organiser: Joseph Niemela