17th Direct Drive and Fast Ignition Workshop

May 3 - 5, 2022, Madrid, Spain

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The 17th Direct Drive and Fast Ignition Workshop (DDFIW) continue 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 plans in 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, including those to be performed at the European high repetition rate PW-class laser systems, such as APOLLON (Paris, FR), CLPU (Salamanca, ES), DRACCO (Dresden, GE), and ELI (Prague CZ, Szeged HU, Magurele RO). Also, 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 sciences and look for collaborations and opportunities offered by worldwide experimental, simulation, and theory groups.

The workshop is planned to be in person. However, the sanitary conditions may suggest turning the workshop into online or hybrid formats.


The meeting will be held at the School of Aerospace Engineering of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid . The location is about 15 minutes the historical city centre by public transportation. Please use the linked Word template for your abstract. Return it to ddfiw2022@gmail.com with the subject "DDFIW2022 abstract".

Local Scientific Organizing Committee:

    J. J. Honrubia (Chair), School of Aerospace Engineering, UPM
    L. Volpe (Co-chair), CLPU, University of Salamanca
    A. Díaz, School of Aerospace Engineering, UPM

Important dates

    Abstract submission opens: Feb 14, 2022
    Abstract submission closes: April 8, 2022
    Notification of programme: April 15, 2022
    Registration & fee payment (150 € for in-person participants): Feb 14 – April 20, 2022
    Deadline for submission of papers to a special issue of Laser and Particle Beams : September 30, 2022

Scientific Committee:

    S. Atzeni, Sapienza, U. Roma
    D. Batani, CELIA, U. Bordeaux
    B. Canaud, CEA, Bruyeres-le-Chatel
    V. Goncharov, LLE, U. Rochester
    J. J. Honrubia, UPM, Madrid
    J. Limpouch, FNPSE, Prague
    P. Neumayer, GSI, Darmstadt
    A. P. L. Robinson, RAL, Oxford
    K. Shigemori, ILE, Osaka
    V. Tikhonchuk, CELIA, U. Bordeaux