The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will jointly organize this Advanced School and Workshop to be held at ICTP in Trieste, Italy, from 16 to 27 March 2015.
The Advanced School in the first week will bring together experts in experimental and theoretical plasma spectroscopy to train early-career plasma scientists in the most recent developments and results in the field, and the Workshop in the second week will provide opportunities for participants to present their results and discuss current needs in plasma diagnostics techniques and motivate further developments.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the School and Workshop is to provide training and information exchange for plasma physicists, plasma spectroscopists, and other users of atomic and molecular data for fusion, astrophysics and plasma applications to expand their knowledge of plasma spectroscopy and associated atomic and molecular sciences. With rapid development of experimental and theoretical techniques for plasma spectroscopic diagnostics as well as ongoing construction and/or upgrade of international (ITER) and national fusion machines and new space observatories, a comprehensive yet reasonably compact overview of modern diagnostic methods will significantly contribute to improvement of analysis and nderstanding of plasma behaviour in fusion reactors, industrial devices, and extraterrestrial objects.
• Advances in experimental plasma diagnostic techniques
• Methods for calculation of atomic structure and collision characteristics
• Population kinetics and calculation of plasma spectra including collisional-radiative modeling
• Analysis of spectral line shapes and profiles
• Spectroscopic characteristics of non-Maxwellian and highly transient plasmas
• Effects of non-local radiation transport
• Current needs in plasma diagnostics techniques (laboratory and astrophysical plasmas)
• Computer code training (FLYCHK, CRETIN, GRASP, Cowan's codes)
The Advanced School will consist of a series of lectures and computer labs and the Workshop will consist of invited and contributed presentations and poster sessions.