10th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA2017)

  (September 11-15,2017 Saint Malo,France)

  The 10th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA 2017) will be held in Saint-Malo, France, on September 11-15, 2017. The goal of IFSA2017 is to bring together scientists and engineers in the fields of inertial fusion sciences and high-energy-density physics, of their applications and of the all the required technologies.

  IFSA2017 will be co-chaired by John Edwards (USA), Ryosuke Kodama (Japan) and Patrick Mora (France). The Organizing Chairs are Sylvie Jacquemot (France), Hiroyuki Shiraga (Japan) and Richard Town (USA). The Technical Program Committee will be co-chaired by Dimitri Batani (CELIA), Shinsuke Fujioka (Japan) and Bruce Hammel (USA).

  The scientific program will be built from invited talks, oral contributions and posters – presenting theoretical, computational and experimental results from facilities worldwide – on any of the topics listed on the webpage Program/Topics.

  The conference will provide a unique forum to discuss the latest results in all of these fields.


  • March 3, 2017: deadline for nominations for the 2017 Edward Teller medals
  • February 27 - April 14, 2017: abstract submission
  • February 27 - August 4, 2017: registration

  Papers will be welcome on theoretical, computational and experimental research on the following topics:

  I. Inertial fusion physics

  • Central ignition schemes
  • Alternative ignition schemes (fast ignition, shock ignition, etc.)
  • Laser(Beam)-plasma interaction
  • Hohlraum energetics
  • Implosion hydrodynamics (incl. equations of state & hydro-instabilities)
  • Burning plasma physics

  II. Technologies

  •   High-energy and/or short-pulse laser facilities / technology
  •   Heavy ion beam drivers
  •   Z-pinches and pulsed power machines
  •   Inertial fusion energy power plant technologies
  •   Target fabrication
  •   Diagnostics

  III. High energy density physics & applications

  •   Plasma atomic physics (incl. radiation transport & opacities)
  •   Laboratory astrophysics
  •   Condensed matter physics & laboratory planetology
  •   Particle acceleration and applications
  •   Radiation sources and applications
  •   Strong field science and applications