7th IAEA Technical Meeting on
"Physics and Technology of Inertial Fusion Energy Chambers and Targets"

18-20 March 2015, Vienna, Austria

Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold the Seventh IAEA Technical Meeting on Physics and Technology of Inertial Fusion Energy Chambers and Targets from 18 to 20 March 2015 at its Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Previous meetings in the series were held in Madrid (2000), San Diego (2002), Daejeon (2004), Kobe (2007), Vienna (2010) and Nara (2013).


In the field of fusion energy, projects oriented towards the development of the technology basis for the provision of energy from inertial confinement fusion, have started in several countries. The demonstration of an integrated reactor system including repeated target injection, tracking and firing is the nearest milestone towards Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) realization. The success of integrated systems will increase the reliability of IFE and open new applications. The IAEA plays an active role in providing the framework for catalyzing innovation and enhancing worldwide commitment to fusion energy achievement. The purpose of this technical meeting is to serve as a forum where key issues relating to the physics and technology of chambers and targets of inertial fusion energy devices are discussed. The meeting primarily aims at identifying technical solutions for closing both physics and technology gaps to an IFE power plant.


    The meeting will cover the following topics:
  1. Physics Related to Inertial Fusion Energy Reactors and Reactor Design (PRD)

  2. IFE Reactor Technology and Systems Integration (RTI)
  3. Target Fabrication with Emphasis on Mass Production (FMP)
  4. Target Injection and Tracking (TIT)
  5. Assessment of Safety, Environment and Economy Aspects of IFE (SEE)

Expenditure And Financial Support

The costs for the organization of the meeting are borne by the IAEA. No registration fee will be charged to participants. As a general rule, the IAEA does not pay travel and accommodation expenses for meeting participants. However, limited funds are available to help meet the cost of attendance of a few selected specialists, primarily those from developing countries with low economic resources. Generally, not more than one grant will be awarded to any one country. The grants awarded will be in the form of lump sums usually covering part of the cost of attendance.
Governments wishing to apply for a grant on behalf of one of their specialists should address specific requests to the Scientific Secretary responsible for this meeting to this effect. Governments should ensure that applications for grants are:

  1. received by the IAEA by 18 January 2015,
  2. accompanied by a duly completed and signed Grant Form C including the abstract of the paper to be presented,
  3. should include an estimate from an official travel agency of the travel cost.
Applications that do not comply with the conditions mentioned above will not be considered. Awards will be announced by 6 February 2015.


Participants who require a visa to enter Austria should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Austria as soon as possible. An official letter of invitation will be issued to all participants. This letter will be needed for the visa application. In case of special requirements, please contact Ms Rozanne Bojdo.


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