DIRECTOR OF THE COURSE
A.N. CHESTER - S. MARTELLUCCI
DIRECTORS OF THE SCHOOL
EMFCSC PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE
TOPICS AND LECTURERS
Historical diagnostics developments in view of ITER and DEMO (Part 1, 2 and 3)
•T. DONNÉ, EUROfusion, NL
•W.BIEL, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, D
•F. ORSITTO, ENEA Frascati, I
Diagnostics developments in JET for the DT campaign and potential application for ITER and DEMO
•A. MURARI, Consorzio RFX, Padova, I
•A. DINKLAGE, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, D
Neutron and gamma diagnostics developments for ITER and DEMO
•M. CECCONELLO, Uppsala University, S
•G. de TOMMASI, Università di Napoli, I
Diagnostics developments in inertial fusion
•D. BATANI, Université de Bordeaux, F
•T. WANG, Ghent University, Be
•P. MERTENS, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, D
•R. BARNSLEY, ITER Organisation
•K. MEYER, Cosylab ITER, SLO
•J. MLYNAR, IPP Prague, CZ
Overview of diagnostics developments for ITER
•M. WALSH, ITER Organisation
Microwaves diagnostic for density and temperature profile and fluctuation measurements
•R. SABOT, CEA Cadarache, F
Innovant tomography diagnostic for WEST and associated optics for application to ITER or DEMO
•D.MAZON, CEA Cadarache, F
•M. RUBEL, KTH, S
•M. NOCENTE, Milano-Bicocca University, I
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
The present way of life, unbridled population growth of the emergent countries and ineluctable scarcity of primary fuel will drive in some decades to an unavoidable catastrophic scenario in relation to the worldwide problems of energy production. Thermonuclear fusion appears to be a credible and lasting solution to this problem. Considerable efforts are nowadays devoted to attaining working fusion reactors. Among the main advantages of fusion, let us name the almost limitless character of fuel, the absence of greenhouse gas emission and the reduced radioactive waste. Diagnostic developments for a tokamak Demonstration fusion reactor (DEMO) and for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) face unprecedented challenges. In fact those machines will operate with tritium for fueling the reaction and this will induce high temperature, high energetic neutron flux and intense gamma radiation. The main consequence is that most of the present diagnostics systems installed in actual machines needs to be reconsidered and modified for being adapted to ITER or DEMO. The Course will cover areas of interest to the magnetic fusion confinement (tokamak, stellerators), Inertial Confinement Fusion laser, and plasma physics scientific communities with particular care towards measurement applications and associated Physics in view of ITER and DEMO. It is opened in particular to students and researchers wishing to enter this new field. Lectures will cover current developments in theory and experiments but are also intended to give the basics of the field. Poster sessions allowing participants to show their work are planned.
According to legend, Erice, son of Venus and Neptune, founded a small town on top of a mountain (750 metres above sea level) more than three thousand years ago. The founder of modern history — i.e. the recording of events in a methodic and chronological sequence as they really happened without reference to mythical causes — the great Thucydides (~500 B.C.), writing about events connected with the conquest of Troy (1183 B.C.) said: «After the fall of Troy some Trojans on their escape from the Achaei arrived in Sicily by boat and as they settled near the border with the Sicanians all together they were named Elymi: their towns were Segesta and Erice.» This inspired Virgil to describe the arrival of the Trojan royal family in Erice and the burial of Anchise, by his son Enea, on the coast below Erice. Homer (~1000 B.C.), Theocritus (~300 B.C.), Polybius (~200 B.C.), Virgil (~50 B.C.), Horace (~20 B.C.), and others have celebrated this magnificent spot in Sicily in their poems. During seven centuries (XIII-XIX) the town of Erice was under the leadership of a local oligarchy, whose wisdom assured a long period of cultural development and economic prosperity which in turn gave rise to the many churches, monasteries and private palaces which you see today.
In Erice you can admire the Castle of Venus, the Cyclopean Walls (~800 B.C.) and the Gothic Cathedral (~1300 A.D.). Erice is at present a mixture of ancient and medieval architecture. Other masterpieces of ancient civilization are to be found in the neighbourhood: at Motya (Phoenician), Segesta (Elymian), and Selinunte (Greek). On the Aegadian Islands — theatre of the decisive naval battle of the first Punic War (264-241 B.C.) — suggestive neolithic and paleolithic vestiges are still visible: the grottoes of Favignana, the carvings and murals of Levanzo.
Splendid beaches are to be found at San Vito Lo Capo, Scopello, and Cornino, and a wild and rocky coast around Monte Cofano: all at less than one hour’s drive from Erice.
Persons wishing to attend the Course should apply in writing to the Director of the Course:
• Didier Mazon
CEA Cadarache IRFM/SPPF
13108 St Paul Lez Durance Cedex France
Fax: +33442256222 - e-mail: Didier.Mazon@cea.fr
They should specify:
i) full name(s), address, age, nationality;
ii) academic qualifications and degree;
iii) present position and place of work;
iv) current research activity;
v) list of publications.
Participants should arrive in Erice on April 28, not later than 5 pm.
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