21st International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion (HIF2016)

July 18-22, 2016
Astana, Kazakhstan
Location of symposium: Nazarbayev University, 53 Kabanbay ave., 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan.

This symposium continues the series of workshops and symposia that began in Berkeley in 1976. The most recent symposia occurred in in Lanzhou, China (2014), Berkeley, USA (2012), Darmstadt , Germany (2010), Tokyo, Japan (2008), Saint-Malo, France (2006), and Princeton, New Jersey, USA (2004).

The purpose of the symposium is to review the status of heavy ion fusion (HIF) research, and to stimulate further progress in understanding inertial fusion energy production and the science and technology needed for its implementation.

Heavy-ion accelerators are promising candidate drivers for energy production due to their high repetition rate and high efficiency. We also expect to critically access the PW-laser applications in ICF. A positive emphasis will be also given to the ongoing heavy ion accelerator projects at large institutions located in Europe, Russia, China, Japan, USA and others.

Topics of HIF2016 will cover:

  • Heavy-Ion Inertial Fusion and other ICF programs

  • Properties of Warm Dense Matter: Theory, experiments, and advanced diagnostic techniques

  • Ion sources and high power accelerators

  • Fusion target physics, Hydrodynamic instabilities

  • Beam-plasma interactions, Atomic processes in plasma + laser plasma interactions

  • Pulsed Power (pulsed energy), Applications of ICF

  • TOKAMAK, Nuclear Science (related to the Kazakhstan activities)

  • Dark Energy and Dark Matter research

Important dates and deadlines:

  • Second Announcement – March 2016

  • Abstract submission deadline – May 20, 2016

  • Registration fee due (early registration rate) – June 1, 2016

  • Manuscript submission – July 22, 2016

The symposium email address is hif2016astana@gmail.com, please feel free to contact us if needed.

Website: www.hif2016astana.org.