First Announcement :

Self Organization and Transport in Electromagnetic Turbulence

2 -20 July 2001 Aix-en-Provence, France


This initiative aims at organizing theory working groups on well focused subjects in magnetized plasma physics. The meetings will gather 15 to 20 experts during three to four weeks. The objective is three fold. First, the participants will present the most recent results in the field and promote new ideas. Secondly sub-groups will be formed and start new common works on the subject. In this regard, it is expected that the participants will cover a broad spectrum of expertise. The third objective is to provide educational training for PHD and post-doc students. The first meeting will be organized from July 2nd to July 20th 2001 in Aix en Provence. The subject will be "Self Organization and Transport in Electromagnetic Turbulence". This choice is motivated by the importance of the electromagnetic effects for turbulent transport in plasmas (in particular for fusion plasmas). Self-organization via the turbulent generation of macroscopic fields is also a key issue in plasma physics.The subject covers several topics as the direct or indirect effects of magnetic fluctuations on turbulent transport, self-regulation processes in an electromagnetic turbulence, interplay between macroscopic MHD instabilities and turbulence, and turbulent generation of mesoscale magnetic and velocity fields. Participants will come from various fields of research, namely fusion, space and astrophysics. Each half-day of the meeting will start with an extensive talk or lecture given by each participant. The rest of the day will be shared between individual work and discussions in working groups. It is planned to produce written contribution(s) publishable in a journal.


These meetings will be organized jointly by the LPIIM (CNRS-University of Provence) and CEA Cadarache. The first meeting will be organized on the campus of University of Provence, located in Aix-en-Provence. Offices and microcomputers connected to the network will be available. Aix-en Provence is a nice city in Provence, close to the "Luberon" hills and vineyards. Many festivals take place in Provence on July, in particular the "Festival d'Art Dramatique" in Avignon and the "Festival d'Art Lyrique" in Aix en Provence.


Due to the Aix Festival, a limited number of rooms has been booked. Three possibilities are available within a walking distance to the campus : two hotels and one residence. The residence is suitable for a family stay.

Please send the enclosed form before Feb.15th, 2001 to :

    Ms VĂ©ronique POLI, 
    Association EURATOM - CEA
    DRFC/SIPP/GCED - Bt. 506 - CEA/Cadarache
    F-13108 Saint Paul-lez-Durance, Cedex. France
    Fax : +33 (0) - E-mail

1/ Hotel La Rotonde (***) located in the centre of Aix-en-Provence, hotel La Rotonde has 42 comfortable and air-conditionned rooms, all equiped with mini-bar, direct phone, modem plugg and satellite TV, a pleasant bar in the hall and private car park and garage.

Single room (with shower and toilets), breakfast included : 415 FF/night.

2/ Hotel Mercure Paul Cezanne (***) : available only from 9 to 20 July.

Single room (with shower and toilets) : 595 FF/night, breakfast 62 FF

3/ Hotel Residence "Les Jardins Mozart" :

3 minutes walk from the Cours Mirabeau, the residence is situated in the new residential and cultural area of Aix-en-Provence. This very new building holds 90 fully furnished flats, from one to four rooms. The residence offers services as :

    Reception desk open 6 days/7
    Mail and fax delivery, maintenance visitor assistance*
    Access to the residence with a personnal magnetic key
    Cafeteria for breakfast*
    Internet access*
    Coin-operatoed washers and dryers*
    A storage area
    A public phone in lobby*
    Linen kit (sheets and towels) and dishes kit (cooking ustensiles and dishes)
    Un underground parking*
    Microwave rental*
    Housekeeping once a week*

    *services with extra charge.
Summer 2001 short stay rate/pers**
studio (1 pers.) 
  T2 (1 or 2 pers.)
  1 week	 
  1500 FF/pers	
  1500 FF/pers 
  2 weeks 
  2150 FF/flat	
  3550 F/flat 
  3 weeks 
  2900 FF/flat	
  4300 FF/flat 
  1 month 
  3600 FF/flat	
  5500 FF/flat 
**Files fees : 500 FF


Several restaurants are available around the workshop site and downtown.


Aix-en-Provence is accessible by bus, train or car from Marseille (25 km) or Nice (180 km). Shuttles are available every 30 minutes between Marseille-Marignane airport and Aix-en-Provence bus station. Rental cars are available at the Marseille-Marignane airport or in Aix-en-Provence downtown. More details on the meeting can be found on the web site :

Further Information

The CEA-Cadarache hosts the tokamak Tore Supra, within the frame of the Euratom-CEA Association on Controlled Fusion Research. The Tore Supra programme is oriented towards the achievement of long pulse plasmas. A visit will be organised during the meeting.

Committee Members

Steering Committee

R. Pellat (CEA) 
G. Dufour (University of Provence)
Mr Dupont-Roc (CNRS)
J. Jacquinot (CEA)
K. Lackner (EFDA)

Scientific Committee

D. Biskamp (IPP Garching)
S. Benkadda (CNRS)
J. Connor (UKAEA)
Liu Chen (Irvine)
P. Diamond (UCSD)
X. Garbet (CEA)
P. Ghendrih (CEA)
W. Horton (IFS)
S.-I Itoh (U. Kyushu)
K. Itoh (NIFS)
P.K. Kaw (IPR Gandhinagar)
J.F. Luciani (CNRS)
A. Mangeney (Meudon)
F. Porcelli (Torino)
M.N. Rosenbluth (GA/UCSD)
M. Wakatani (U. Kyoto)

Local Scientific Committee

X. Garbet (CEA Cadarache)
S. Benkadda (LPIIM-University of Provence)
M. Giraud (University of Provence)
P. Ghendrih (CEA Cadarache)
R. Stamm (LPIIM-University of Provence)

Local Organizing Commitee

X. Garbet (CEA Cadarache)
P. Beyer (LPIIM-University of Provence)
J.M. Bottereau (CEA Cadarache)
Y. Buravand (CEA Cadarache)
J. Durand (LPIIM-University of Provence)
B. Franel (CEA Cadarache)
F. Hennion (CEA Cadarache)
G. Huysmans (CEA Cadarache)
V. Poli (CEA Cadarache)
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