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9th ITER International School (IIS 2017)

From the 20th to the 24th of March 2017, the 9th ITER International School will take place in Aix en Provence, France. It will focus on disruptions – violent events that terminate a magnetically confined plasma.

Topics of 2017: MHD stability, disruptions and mitigation methods

The international ITER school aims to prepare young scientists for working in the field of nuclear fusion and its application in research subjects associated to the ITER project.

This year’s edition will focus on the physics of disruptions and their active control methods. Disruptions are violent events that can terminate a magnetically confined plasma, usually as a consequence of a rapidly growing MHD instability.

During such a disruption, the temperature drops sharply and heat and particles are released from confinement on a short timescale and dumped on the vessel wall, causing damage to the stored energy. This loss of confinement is associated with the production of runaway electrons, which may enhance the damage. ​

The 2017 ITER school will be a good opportunity for reviewing the recent progresses in this field and for promoting the interaction between the various communities involved (different branches of Plasma Physics, Computational Physics, Applied Mathematics).

Intended for Master, PhD and Post-Docs

  • First of all: PhD students and Post-Docs aiming working in the field of magnetically confined fusion.
  • Secondary: Master students in Physics or Engineering.


You can subscribe for the ITER school 2017 before March 7, 2017 - through the official website:

20 March, 2017 to 24 March, 2017
Aix en Provence, France
Organizing Institution: 
ITER Organization, France