Description
Since much of the known universe is in plasmas state, the study of the plasma state is  one of the imperatives in Physics pedagogy and research. The primary objective of  this college is advanced pedagogical training for students and researchers from the  developing countries. Student and researcher participation from "north countries" is  also encouraged. 

The college program is designed: 

1) to teach and stimulate the participants to develop an advanced understanding and perspective of elementary and basic ideas on plasma physics, and 

2) to familiarize and train students and researchers in recent developments and advances in experiments, design, theory, modeling, and numerical computation so that their research and dissemination abilities are honed. 

Topics: 

• Elementary as well as advanced treatment of fundamental processes in plasma physics: Plasma confinement, Collective phenomena, instabilities, Coherent nonlinear phenomena, self- organization, plasma turbulence. 

• Their applications to Magnetic Fusion (theory, experiments, design, and simulations) laser generated plasmas, astrophysical and cosmic plasmas (solar, planetary magnetospheres, jets etc.), and exotic plasmas (relativistic, quantum, quantum-relativistic). Fusion applications will be particularly emphasized. 

• A poster session to highlight participant research will be organized. 
Go to day
  • Monday, 18 August 2014
    • 08:30 - 22:00
      • 08:30 REGISTRATION 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 09:30 For administrative formalities 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:00 OPENING 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Directors: R. KAMENDJE, S. MAHAJAN, Z. YOSHIDA; - Local Organizer: J. NIEMELA
      • 11:30 Elementary Ideas-Advanced Perspective-Plasma, Fusion, Confinement 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: S. MAHAJAN (Univ. of Texas, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 14:00 Planning/beginning Afternoon Activities 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Directors/Faculty
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 19:00 RECEPTION (Terrace weather permitting) 3h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 19 August 2014
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Topics in Theoretical Physics 1 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Z.YOSHIDA (Tokyo Univ., Japan)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 10:00 Structure/Dynamics of Fluctuations in Fusion Plasmas 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Y. KISHIMOTO (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:30 Elementary Ideas-Advanced Understanding-Conservation Laws 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: S. MAHAJAN (Univ. of Texas, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 14:00 Discussion 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: S.MAHAJAN & Z. YOSHIDA (Univ. of Texas; Univ. of Tokyo)
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 15:30 Lecture on computation 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: B. ELIASSON (Strathaclyde Univ., Glasgow)
        Material: lecture notes
  • Wednesday, 20 August 2014
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Nonlinear Instability and Plasma Dynamics 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Y. KISHIMOTO (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 10:00 Path to Ignition-National Ignition Facility (NIF) 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: T. ANKLAM (LLNL, California - USA)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:30 Currents, Electric Fields and Rotation in Tokamaks 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. TENDLER (Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm - Sweden)
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 14:00 Discussion with Y. Kishimoto (Kyoto University) 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Y. KISHIMOTO/Directors
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 15:30 Computational Physics 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: B. ELIASSON (Strathaclyde Univ., Glasgow)
        Material: lecture notes
  • Thursday, 21 August 2014
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Fundamental High Energy Science at NIF 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: T. ANKLAM (LLNL, California - USA)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 10:00 Interaction between Different Scales 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Y. KISHIMOTO (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:30 Topics in Theoretical Physics 2 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Z. YOSHIDA (Tokyo Univ., Japan)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 14:00 Participant(s)/Faculty Exchange 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Z. YOSHIDA (Tokyo Univ., Japan)
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 15:30 Computational Physics 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: B. ELIASSON (Strathaclyde Univ., Glasgow)
        Material: lecture notes
  • Friday, 22 August 2014
    • 09:00 - 16:00
      • 09:00 LFEnergy, Science, Technology,Commercialization 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: T. ANKLAM (LLNL, California - USA)
      • 10:00 Topics in Theoretical Physics 3 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Z. YOSHIDA (Tokyo Univ., Japan)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:30 Currents, Electric Fields and Rotation in Tokamaks 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. TENDLER (Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm - Sweden)
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 14:00 Discussion 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. TENDLER/T.ANKLAM (LLNL; KTH)
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
  • Monday, 25 August 2014
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Fusion Plasmas-Macroscopic Dynamics 1 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. WAELBROECK (Texas Univ., USA)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 10:00 The Tokamka Principle-magnetic Fusion 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. WISCHMEIER (IPP, Munich - Germany)
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:30 A Primer in Turbulence 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. JENKO (IPP, Munich - Germany)
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 14:00 POSTER SESSION 3h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Judges to be chosen
      • 17:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
  • Tuesday, 26 August 2014
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Fusion Plasmas-Macroscopic Dynamics 2 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. WAELBROECK (Texas Univ., USA)
      • 10:00 Progressing Performance - Tokamaks Core Physics 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. WISCHMEIER (IPP, Munich - Germany)
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:30 Models for Turbulence in Tokamaks 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. JENKO (IPP, Munich - Germany)
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 14:30 Talks for 8 Selected posters (10 minutes + questions) 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. KAMENDJE/Z.YOSHIDA (IAEA; Univ. of Tokyo)
      • 16:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
  • Wednesday, 27 August 2014
    • 09:00 - 22:00
      • 09:00 Fusion Plasmas-Macroscopic Dynamics 3 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. WAELBROECK (Texas Univ., USA)
      • 10:00 Power Exhaust-Walls - Materials for Tokamaks 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. WISCHMEIER (IPP, Munich - Germany)
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:30 Turbulence Transport for Fusion Energy 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. JENKO (IPP, Munich - Germany)
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 14:30 Discussion 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. WAELBROECK/M. WISCHMEIER/F. JENKO (Texas Univ.; IPP Munich.)
      • 16:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 19:00 RECEPTION/Buffet and poster prize distribution 3h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
  • Thursday, 28 August 2014
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Computer Simulations as a Tool to Understand Properties of Exotic Plasmas 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. GANESH (Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar - India)
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:00 Flows and Physics in Stellar Atmospheres 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: N. SHATASHVILI (Tbilisi State Univ., Georgia)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 14:30 Discussion Questions-Answers 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Present Faculty
      • 16:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
  • Friday, 29 August 2014
    • 09:00 - 13:00
      • 09:00 Classical and Quantum Aspects of the Self-consistent Charged-particle Beam-plasma Interaction 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. FEDELE (Univ. of Naples, Italy)
      • 10:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 10:30 Inertial Electrostatic Confinement; Small Scale Nuclear Fusion for Non-energy Applications 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel KNAPP (Medical University & Wilhelm Bratwurst Institute, South Carolina - USA)
        Material: lecture notes
      • 11:30 ICTP/IAEA Collaboration 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. KAMENDJE (IAEA, Vienna)
      • 12:30 Closing 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. KAMENDJE & Other Directors