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The 19th Direct Drive and Fast Ignition Workshop (DDFIW) contains a series of meetings dedicated to inertial confinement research in Europe. DDFIW provides a unique opportunity for European and overseas scientists working in theory, simulations, and experiments to present and discuss their latest results and future plansin an informal atmosphere. The meeting also addresses new schemes for inertial confinement fusion and related science at the cutting edge of high energy density physics research.


Representatives of leading laser user facilities will illustrate the opportunities for new experiments and the development of simulation codes and their validation with experiments will be discussed. The workshop will also give students and young scientists the chance to learn about IFE science and look for collaborations and opportunities offered by worldwide experimental, simulation, and theory groups.


As it's important to understand Laser Plasma Instabilities (LPIs) and find solutions to mitigate them in order to ensure the success of Inertial Fusion Energy, a dedicated one-day session will be held on Tuesday, May 21, as a satellite meeting of the DDFIW2024 workshop. Through presentations selected to define key aspects of laser-plasma interaction issues for directly-driven Inertial Confinement Fusion, it will allow exchanging views on the state of the art in the field and defining joint projects for progress.

More details to come.




Registration & abstract submission deadline: 7 April 2024

Abstract acceptance notification: 29 April 2024

Payment deadline: 13 May 2024

LPI satellite meeting: 21 May 2024

DDFIW workshop: 22-24 May 2024




Local Scientific Organizing Committee

Sébastien Le Pape, (chair), Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses (LULI), France

Sophie Baton, LULI

Sylvie Jacquemot, LULI


Scientific Organizing Committee

Stefano Atzeni, Focused Energy, Italy

Dimitri Batani, Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA), France

Benoit Canaud, CEA DAM-Île de France (DIF), France

Valery Goncharov, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), USA

Javier Honrubia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain

Ondrej Klimo, Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT), Czech Republic

Paul Neumayer, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany

Alex Robinson, Rutherford Appletin Laboratory (RAL), England

Keisuke Shigemori, Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE), Japan

Vladimir Tikhonchuk, ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic


News from: https://ddfiw.sciencesconf.org