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.
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: