Description
PURPOSE AND NATURE

Investigations in Plasma Physics span a vast array of intellectually exciting areas; from deep mathematical structures to state of the art technology.  This interdisciplinary branch of physics (fusion, space-astrophysics, cosmology, industry etc.), overlaps significantly with many fields, such as condensed matter physics, nonlinear dynamical systems, high energy density environments and particle physics, and  is continually evolving, conceptually as well as methodologically.  The Summer College will be an attempt to bring both the traditional and emerging aspects of this field to an audience from developing countries.  Topics to be covered include plasma waves, instabilities and heating, charge particle acceleration by strong fields, turbulence and self-organization at multi-scales, strong coupling of flows and fields, coherent nonlinear structures,  non-thermal particle and heat transport processes, and vortex theory.  Newly developed energy-related applications will also be discussed.  An important aim of the college is to bring together plasma physicists working in different areas for the purpose of reviewing and discussing the present state of the art of collective nonlinear interactions in plasmas.  The Summer College shall be interactive.  Input from participants from developing countries will be highly welcome and they will have the opportunity of interacting among themselves as well as with other senior scientists/visitors.


PROGRAMME

The Summer College has a strong pedagogical component.  The lectures will be an admixture of tutorials, reviews, and presentation of recent research.  Active collaboration will be encouraged through classroom teaching and closely interacting working groups.  It is hoped that, as in previous years, many participants will contribute to the poster sessions, and develop long-term working relations with the college lecturers and other participants.
Go to day
  • Monday, 10 August 2009
    • 08:30 - 09:15 REGISTRATION
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 08:30 REGISTRATION 45'
    • 09:15 - 09:30 Welcome by ICTP and Plasma College Directors
      • 09:15 Welcome by ICTP and Plasma College Directors 15'
    • 09:30 - 10:30 The Power of Plasmas
      • 09:30 The Power of Plasmas 1h0'
        Speaker: Friedrich Wagner (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:30 - 11:30 Relativistically Induced Self-Transparency - A Covariant formalism
      • 10:30 Relativistically Induced Self-Transparency - A Covariant formalism 1h0'
        Speaker: Swadesh M. Mahajan (The University of Texas at Austin (USA))
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Plasma physics in noninertial frames - Part I
      • 11:30 Plasma physics in noninertial frames - Part I 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Thyagaraja (UKAEA (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Electric Probes in Magnetized and Flowing Plasmas
      • 14:00 Electric Probes in Magnetized and Flowing Plasmas 1h0'
        Speaker: Ian Hutchinson (NSE, MIT (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Computer course
      Location: Computer Lab. (LB)
      • 15:00 Computer course 2h0'
        Speaker: Bengt Eliasson (Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany))
    • 18:30 - 20:30 RECEPTION
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 18:30 RECEPTION 2h0'
  • Tuesday, 11 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 A primer on gyrokinetic theory and simulation
      • 09:00 A primer on gyrokinetic theory and simulation 1h0'
        Speaker: Frank Jenko (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Plasma physics of cosmic collisionless explosions: The role of the relativistic filamentation and Weibel instabilities
      • 10:00 Plasma physics of cosmic collisionless explosions: The role of the relativistic filamentation and Weibel instabilities 1h0'
        Speaker: Reinhard Schlickeiser (Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Physics of edge transport barriers and importance for fusion experiments
      • 11:30 Physics of edge transport barriers and importance for fusion experiments 1h0'
        Speaker: Amanda Hubbard (Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Spectroscopic Plasma Diagnostics
      • 14:00 Spectroscopic Plasma Diagnostics 1h0'
        Speaker: Ian Hutchinson (NSE, MIT (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 16:00 Turbulence in magnetically confined plasmas (Part I)
      • 15:00 Turbulence in magnetically confined plasmas (Part I) 1h0'
        Speaker: George R. Tynan (University of California San Diego (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
      • 16:00 Break 30'
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Computer course
      Location: Computer Lab. (LB)
      • 16:30 Computer course 1h30'
        Speaker: Bengt Eliasson (Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany))
  • Wednesday, 12 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Plasma physics in noninertial frames - Part II
      • 09:00 Plasma physics in noninertial frames - Part II 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Thyagaraja (UKAEA (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Introduction to drift waves
      • 10:00 Introduction to drift waves 1h0'
        Speaker: Thomas Klinger (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Nonlinear Gyrokinetic Theory and Applications
      • 11:30 Nonlinear Gyrokinetic Theory and Applications 1h0'
        Speaker: T.S. Hahm (Princeton University (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Working Group on Magnetic Fusion
      • 14:00 Working Group on Magnetic Fusion 4h0'
  • Thursday, 13 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Gyrokinetic simulations of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas
      • 09:00 Gyrokinetic simulations of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas 1h0'
        Speaker: Frank Jenko (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Turbulence in magnetically confined plasmas (Part II)
      • 10:00 Turbulence in magnetically confined plasmas (Part II) 1h0'
        Speaker: George R. Tynan (University of California San Diego (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Physics of NTMs and their importance for tokamak confinement
      • 11:30 Physics of NTMs and their importance for tokamak confinement 1h0'
        Speaker: Abhijit Sen (Institute for Plasma Research, Gujarat (India))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Turbulent transport in fusion plasmas, effects of toroidicity and fluid closure
      • 14:00 Turbulent transport in fusion plasmas, effects of toroidicity and fluid closure 1h0'
        Speaker: Jan Weiland (Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 16:00 Experiments on drift waves
      • 15:00 Experiments on drift waves 1h0'
        Speaker: Thomas Klinger (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Fusion-Fission Hybrids - Maturing of an Old Idea
      • 16:00 Fusion-Fission Hybrids - Maturing of an Old Idea 1h0'
        Speaker: Swadesh M. Mahajan (The University of Texas at Austin (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
  • Friday, 14 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Introduction to Advanced Mathematical Methods in Nonlinear Plasma Theory
      • 09:00 Introduction to Advanced Mathematical Methods in Nonlinear Plasma Theory 1h0'
        Speaker: Zensho Yoshida (University of Tokyo (Japan))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Hamiltonian and action principles for plasma dynamics (Part I)
      • 10:00 Hamiltonian and action principles for plasma dynamics (Part I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Philip Morrison (The University of Texas at Austin (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Euler equations as an infinite dimensional Hamiltonian system: Numerical approaches (Part I)
      • 11:30 Euler equations as an infinite dimensional Hamiltonian system: Numerical approaches (Part I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Koji Ohkitani (The University of Sheffield (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 A spectral method for action-angle representation of linear waves in plasmas
      • 14:00 A spectral method for action-angle representation of linear waves in plasmas 1h0'
        Speaker: Makoto Hirota (JAEA (Japan))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 16:00 Yang Baxter Equation and Related Algebraic Structures (Part I)
      • 15:00 Yang Baxter Equation and Related Algebraic Structures (Part I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Tatiana Gateva-Ivanova (Bulgarian Academy of Science & AUBG (Bulgaria))
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
      • 16:00 Break 30'
    • 16:30 - 17:30 About nonlinear elliptic problems in plasma physics
      • 16:30 About nonlinear elliptic problems in plasma physics 1h0'
        Speaker: Fernando R. Dobarro (Università degli Studi di Trieste (Italy))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 17:30 - 18:00 Discussions
      • 17:30 Discussions 30'
  • Saturday, 15 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Hamiltonian and action principles for plasma dynamics (Part II)
      • 09:00 Hamiltonian and action principles for plasma dynamics (Part II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Philip Morrison (The University of Texas at Austin (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Yang Baxter Equation and Related Algebraic Structures (Part II)
      • 10:00 Yang Baxter Equation and Related Algebraic Structures (Part II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Tatiana Gateva-Ivanova (Bulgarian Academy of Science & AUBG (Bulgaria))
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Euler equations as an infinite dimensional Hamiltonian system: Numerical approaches (Part II)
      • 11:30 Euler equations as an infinite dimensional Hamiltonian system: Numerical approaches (Part II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Koji Ohkitani (The University of Sheffield (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 12:45 Closing of the Minisymposium on Mathematical Methods in Nonlinear Plasma Theory
      • 12:30 Closing of the Minisymposium on Mathematical Methods in Nonlinear Plasma Theory 15'
        Speaker: Zensho Yoshida (University of Tokyo (Japan))
  • Monday, 17 August 2009
    • 08:30 - 08:50 REGISTRATION
      c/o College Secretariat
      • 08:30 REGISTRATION 20'
    • 08:50 - 09:00 Welcome by the Plasma College Directors
      • 08:50 Welcome by the Plasma College Directors 10'
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Laser Wakefield Accelerator: the Concept, Scope, and Future
      • 09:00 Laser Wakefield Accelerator: the Concept, Scope, and Future 1h0'
        Speaker: Toshiki Tajima (Ludwig Maximilian University (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Electromagnetic energy density manipulation and enhancement in a relativistic plasma: the role of relativistic nonlinearities (Part I)
      • 10:00 Electromagnetic energy density manipulation and enhancement in a relativistic plasma: the role of relativistic nonlinearities (Part I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Francesco Pegoraro (Università di Pisa (Italy))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Laser-driven ion acceleration and applications
      • 11:30 Laser-driven ion acceleration and applications 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Borghesi (The Queen's University of Belfast (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Relativistic Laser-Plasma Interactions (Part I)
      • 14:00 Relativistic Laser-Plasma Interactions (Part I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Milos Skoric (National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 16:00 Resonant MHD waves in one-dimensional equilibrium
      • 15:00 Resonant MHD waves in one-dimensional equilibrium 1h0'
        Speaker: Mikhail S. Ruderman (The University of Sheffield (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
      • 16:00 Break 30'
    • 16:30 - 17:30 Collective interactions between non-neutral plasmas and electromagnetic waves
      • 16:30 Collective interactions between non-neutral plasmas and electromagnetic waves 1h0'
        Speaker: Adrian Cross (SUPA, University of Strathclyde (UK))
    • 18:30 - 20:30 RECEPTION
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Terrace
      • 18:30 RECEPTION 2h0'
  • Tuesday, 18 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Tutorial on the theory of plasma turbulence (Part I)
      • 09:00 Tutorial on the theory of plasma turbulence (Part I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Peter H. Yoon (University of Maryland (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Collective effects of intense ion and electron flows propagating through a background plasma
      • 10:00 Collective effects of intense ion and electron flows propagating through a background plasma 1h0'
        Speaker: Igor D. Kaganovich (Princeton University (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 The physics of laser-assisted ion acceleration and applications
      • 11:30 The physics of laser-assisted ion acceleration and applications 1h0'
        Speaker: Vladimir Tikhonchuk (CELIA, Université de Bordeaux 1 (France))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Electromagnetic energy density manipulation and enhancement in a relativistic plasma: the role of relativistic nonlinearities (Part II)
      • 14:00 Electromagnetic energy density manipulation and enhancement in a relativistic plasma: the role of relativistic nonlinearities (Part II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Francesco Pegoraro (Università di Pisa (Italy))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Creation of Magnetic Fields by Electrostatic and Thermal Fluctuations
      • 15:00 Creation of Magnetic Fields by Electrostatic and Thermal Fluctuations 30'
        Speaker: Hamid Saleem (Quaid-i-Azam University (Pakistan))
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Break
      • 15:30 Break 30'
    • 16:00 - 16:30 HiPER Laser Fusion (Fast Ignition)
      • 16:00 HiPER Laser Fusion (Fast Ignition) 30'
        Speaker: Robert Bingham (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK))
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Presentations by Selected Participants
      • 16:30 Presentations by Selected Participants 1h30'
  • Wednesday, 19 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Relativistic multiphoton dynamics in super-strong laser fields: from ionization and high-order harmonic generation to pair production and vacuum polarization effects
      • 09:00 Relativistic multiphoton dynamics in super-strong laser fields: from ionization and high-order harmonic generation to pair production and vacuum polarization effects 1h0'
        Speaker: Karen Z. Hatsagortsyan (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany))
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Relativistic Laser-Plasma Interactions (Part II)
      • 10:00 Relativistic Laser-Plasma Interactions (Part II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Milos Skoric (National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Proton radiography: studies of relativistic interactions and nonlinear dynamics
      • 11:30 Proton radiography: studies of relativistic interactions and nonlinear dynamics 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Borghesi (The Queen's University of Belfast (UK))
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Presentations by Selected Participants
      • 14:00 Presentations by Selected Participants 1h30'
    • 15:30 - 18:00 Computer course
      Location: Computer Lab. (LB)
      • 15:30 Computer course 2h30'
        Speaker: Bengt Eliasson (Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
  • Thursday, 20 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Solitary electrostatic waves in space plasmas with dust size distributions
      • 09:00 Solitary electrostatic waves in space plasmas with dust size distributions 1h0'
        Speaker: Frank Verheest (Universiteit Gent (Belgium))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 11:00 X-ray scattering to study planetary interiors and laboratory astrophysics
      • 10:00 X-ray scattering to study planetary interiors and laboratory astrophysics 1h0'
        Speaker: Christopher Murphy (University of Oxford (UK))
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Electrostatic solitary waves in superthermal plasmas
      • 11:30 Electrostatic solitary waves in superthermal plasmas 1h0'
        Speaker: Ioannis Kourakis (The Queen's University of Belfast (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 17:00 Working Group on Plasma Turbulence
      • 14:00 Working Group on Plasma Turbulence 3h0'
    • 17:00 - 18:30 Round Table Discussions
      • 17:00 Round Table Discussions 1h30'
  • Friday, 21 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Transverse oscillations of coronal loops
      • 09:00 Transverse oscillations of coronal loops 1h0'
        Speaker: Mikhail S. Ruderman (The University of Sheffield (UK))
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Tutorial on the theory of plasma turbulence (Part II)
      • 10:00 Tutorial on the theory of plasma turbulence (Part II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Peter H. Yoon (University of Maryland (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Nonlinear vortical structures and light-plasmon turbulence in quantum plasmas
      • 11:30 Nonlinear vortical structures and light-plasmon turbulence in quantum plasmas 1h0'
        Speaker: Bengt Eliasson (Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 15:30 - 17:00 ICTP Diploma Programme Ceremony
      For further details please contact diploma@ictp.it.
      • 15:30 ICTP Diploma Programme Ceremony 1h30'
  • Sunday, 23 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 09:10 Welcome by the ICTP and Symposium Directors
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Welcome by the ICTP and Symposium Directors 10'
        Speaker: Mattias Marklund & Padma K. Shukla
    • 09:10 - 09:50 Nonlinear photon, electron and neutrino interactions in plasmas
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:10 Nonlinear photon, electron and neutrino interactions in plasmas 40'
        Speaker: Robert Bingham (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK))
    • 09:50 - 10:30 High-intensity physics: current and future possibilities
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:50 High-intensity physics: current and future possibilities 40'
        Speaker: Mattias Marklund (Umea University (Sweden))
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Nonlinear dynamics of mirror instability: solitons and cnoidal waves
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 10:30 Nonlinear dynamics of mirror instability: solitons and cnoidal waves 30'
        Speaker: Oleg A. Pokhotelov (UIPE, RAS (Russia))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:00 Localized and periodic waves of the generalized nonlinear Schroedinger equation by means of the Madelung's fluid method
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 11:30 Localized and periodic waves of the generalized nonlinear Schroedinger equation by means of the Madelung's fluid method 30'
        Speaker: Renato Fedele (University of Naples (Italy))
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Spin kinetics: Quantum plasma effects in new regimes
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 12:00 Spin kinetics: Quantum plasma effects in new regimes 30'
        Speaker: Gert Brodin (Umea University (Sweden))
    • 12:30 - 13:00 Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons by relativistic radiation pressure on an ultra-thin foil
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 12:30 Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons by relativistic radiation pressure on an ultra-thin foil 30'
        Speaker: Bengt Eliasson (Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 13:00 - 13:30 Periodic nonlinear surface waves in plasmas
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 13:00 Periodic nonlinear surface waves in plasmas 30'
        Speaker: Fernando Haas (Universidade Do Vale Do Rio Dos Sinos (Brazil))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 13:30 - 13:40 Closing the Minisymposium
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 13:30 Closing the Minisymposium 10'
        Speaker: Robert Bingham (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK))
  • Monday, 24 August 2009
    • 08:30 - 08:50 REGISTRATION
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 08:30 REGISTRATION 20'
    • 08:50 - 09:00 Welcome by the ICTP & Plasma College Directors
      • 08:50 Welcome by the ICTP & Plasma College Directors 10'
    • 09:00 - 09:40 Plasma Physics at the Abdus Salam ICTP
      • 09:00 Plasma Physics at the Abdus Salam ICTP 40'
        Speaker: K. R. Sreenivasan (ICTP Director)
    • 09:40 - 10:40 Positron-Plasma Interactions
      • 09:40 Positron-Plasma Interactions 1h0'
        Speaker: Chandrashekhar Joshi (UCLA (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:40 - 11:00 Break
      • 10:40 Break 20'
    • 11:00 - 11:30 A Possible Interpretation of Dark Energy and Matter of the Expanding Universe
      • 11:00 A Possible Interpretation of Dark Energy and Matter of the Expanding Universe 30'
        Speaker: Bo Lehnert (KTH (Sweden))
    • 11:30 - 12:00 Beam-plasma interactions - experiment and theory
      • 11:30 Beam-plasma interactions - experiment and theory 30'
        Speaker: Robert Alan Cairns (University of St Andrews (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration
      • 12:00 Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration 30'
        Speaker: Allen Caldwell (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Germany))
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 14:30 Compression of Wave Energy in Plasma
      • 14:00 Compression of Wave Energy in Plasma 30'
        Speaker: Nathaniel Fisch (Princeton University (USA))
    • 14:30 - 15:00 Long wavelength free electron lasers: modelling and experiments
      • 14:30 Long wavelength free electron lasers: modelling and experiments 30'
        Speaker: Alan D. R. Phelps (University of Strathclyde (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 15:30 The Plasma Universe
      • 15:00 The Plasma Universe 30'
        Speaker: Robert Bingham (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK))
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Break
      • 15:30 Break 30'
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Turbulence and scaling in the solar wind
      • 16:00 Turbulence and scaling in the solar wind 30'
        Speaker: Sandra Chapman (CFSA, University of Warwick (UK))
    • 16:30 - 17:00 Wave breaking of electrostatic waves in warm plasma
      • 16:30 Wave breaking of electrostatic waves in warm plasma 30'
        Speaker: Raoul Trines (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 18:30 - 20:30 RECEPTION
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Terrace
      • 18:30 RECEPTION 2h0'
  • Tuesday, 25 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Discoveries in Dusty Plasmas
      • 09:00 Discoveries in Dusty Plasmas 1h0'
        Speaker: Padma K. Shukla (Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Wave-particle micro-dynamics in self-organized nonlinear dust acoustic waves
      • 10:00 Wave-particle micro-dynamics in self-organized nonlinear dust acoustic waves 30'
        Speaker: Lin I (National Central University (Taiwan))
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Break
      • 10:30 Break 30'
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Dust Crystal Interaction with Plasma Jets
      • 11:00 Dust Crystal Interaction with Plasma Jets 30'
        Speaker: Catalin Mihai Ticos (INFLPR, Bucharest (Romania))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:00 Dust in fusion devices
      • 11:30 Dust in fusion devices 30'
        Speaker: Svetlana Ratynskaia (KTH (Sweden))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Cyrogenic Complex Plasma Experiment
      • 12:00 Cyrogenic Complex Plasma Experiment 30'
        Speaker: Osamu Ishihara (Yokohama National University (Japan))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 14:30 Neutrinos and Supernovae
      • 14:00 Neutrinos and Supernovae 30'
        Speaker: Robert Bingham (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 14:30 - 15:00 Physics of ion-particle collisions and the ion drag force in complex plasmas
      • 14:30 Physics of ion-particle collisions and the ion drag force in complex plasmas 30'
        Speaker: Sergey Khrapak (Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany))
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Plasma Processes in Earth's Environments Containing Nano- and Microscale Grains
      • 15:00 Plasma Processes in Earth's Environments Containing Nano- and Microscale Grains 30'
        Speaker: Sergey I. Popel (Institute for Dynamics of Geospheres RAS (Russia))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Break
      • 15:30 Break 30'
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Effective interaction potentials and some physical properties of a complex plasmas
      • 16:00 Effective interaction potentials and some physical properties of a complex plasmas 30'
        Speaker: Tlek Ramazanov (Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan))
    • 16:30 - 17:00 Sachs-Wolfe Effect, the Role of Plasma
      • 16:30 Sachs-Wolfe Effect, the Role of Plasma 30'
        Speaker: Jose Tito Mendonça (IPFN (Portugal))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 17:00 - 17:30 Nonlinear evolution of intense ion-cyclotron turbulence generated by artificial plasma could release
      • 17:00 Nonlinear evolution of intense ion-cyclotron turbulence generated by artificial plasma could release 30'
        Speaker: Wayne Scales (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (USA))
    • 17:30 - 18:00 Ionization properties of the dusty Earth's ionosphere
      • 17:30 Ionization properties of the dusty Earth's ionosphere 30'
        Speaker: Boris Klumov (Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany))
        Material: lecture notes
  • Wednesday, 26 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 KAM theorem, Chaos and Plasma Turbulence
      • 09:00 KAM theorem, Chaos and Plasma Turbulence 1h0'
        Speaker: Roald Z. Sagdeev (University of Maryland (USA))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Aspects of momentum transport and zonal flow generation in magntized plasmas
      • 10:00 Aspects of momentum transport and zonal flow generation in magntized plasmas 30'
        Speaker: Jens Juul Rasmussen (Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy (Denmark))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Break
      • 10:30 Break 30'
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Information theory and plasma turbulence
      • 11:00 Information theory and plasma turbulence 30'
        Speaker: Richard Dendy (CFSA, University of Warwick & UKAEA (UK))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:00 Recent progress on ultra-cold and Rydberg plasmas
      • 11:30 Recent progress on ultra-cold and Rydberg plasmas 30'
        Speaker: Jose Tito Mendonça (IPFN (Portugal))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Alfvén wave filamentation and dispersive phase mixing
      • 12:00 Alfvén wave filamentation and dispersive phase mixing 30'
        Speaker: Pierre-Louis Sulem (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 18:00 POSTER SESSION
      • 14:30 POSTER SESSION 3h30'
    • 20:00 - 22:30 COLLEGE DINNER
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 20:00 COLLEGE DINNER 2h30'
  • Thursday, 27 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 09:30 Simulation and modeling of nonlinear mirror modes
      • 09:00 Simulation and modeling of nonlinear mirror modes 30'
        Speaker: Thierry Passot (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 09:30 - 10:00 Nonlinear dynamics in gas discharges due to coupled ionization and transport
      • 09:30 Nonlinear dynamics in gas discharges due to coupled ionization and transport 30'
        Speaker: Amnon Fruchtman (LPTP (France))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Wave-Wave Interactions in Plasmas
      • 10:00 Wave-Wave Interactions in Plasmas 30'
        Speaker: Lennart Stenflo (University of Umea (Sweden))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Some mathematical criteria in solving the controlled nonlinear Schroedinger equation by means of the controlling potential method
      • 10:30 Some mathematical criteria in solving the controlled nonlinear Schroedinger equation by means of the controlling potential method 30'
        Speaker: Renato Fedele (University of Naples (Italy))
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
      • 11:00 Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:00 A Novel Charged Medium Consisting of Gas-Liquid Interfacial Plasmas
      • 11:30 A Novel Charged Medium Consisting of Gas-Liquid Interfacial Plasmas 30'
        Speaker: Rikizo Hatakeyama (Tohoku University (Japan))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:00 - 12:30 MHD and Hall-MHD instabilities in thin astrophysical disks
      • 12:00 MHD and Hall-MHD instabilities in thin astrophysical disks 30'
        Speaker: Michael Mond (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel))
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 14:30 Beam-plasma interaction in strongly non-homogeneous space plasmas: Cluster, Wind and Stereo discoveries versus theoretical models
      • 14:00 Beam-plasma interaction in strongly non-homogeneous space plasmas: Cluster, Wind and Stereo discoveries versus theoretical models 30'
        Speaker: Vladimir Krasnoselskikh (LPC2E, CNRS-Université d'Orleans (France))
    • 14:30 - 15:00 A new approach to the problem of the solar corona heating
      • 14:30 A new approach to the problem of the solar corona heating 30'
        Speaker: Jovo Vranjes (LMCC, Leuven (Belgium))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Break
      • 15:00 Break 30'
    • 15:30 - 17:30 Round Table Discussions
      • 15:30 Round Table Discussions 2h0'
  • Friday, 28 August 2009
    • 09:00 - 09:30 Drift turbulence and structure generation
      • 09:00 Drift turbulence and structure generation 30'
        Speaker: Madalena Vlad (National Institute of Laser Plasmas and Radiation Physics (Romania))
        Material: lecture notes
    • 09:30 - 10:00 Electron Acoustic Waves: Imaging Phase-Space Kinetic Effects
      • 09:30 Electron Acoustic Waves: Imaging Phase-Space Kinetic Effects 30'
        Speaker: Charles Frederick Driscoll (University of California La Jolla (USA))
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Studies of nonlinear interactions between Alfven waves and drift-Alfven waves in a laboratory plasma
      • 10:00 Studies of nonlinear interactions between Alfven waves and drift-Alfven waves in a laboratory plasma 30'
        Speaker: Troy Carter (UCLA (USA))
    • 10:30 - 10:45 CLOSING CEREMONY
      • 10:30 CLOSING CEREMONY 15'