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Festival de Théorie 2009

Rotation and Momentum Transport
in Magnetised Plasmas

6 - 24 July 2009,  Aix-en-Provence, France

  Beginning at 8h45 on July, 6th


Scope of the meeting

The 5th Festival de Théorie is an initiative that aims at organising theory working groups on well-focused subjects in magnetised plasma physics. The international meetings will gather 25 to 35 experts during three weeks.

The objective is threefold. 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 work 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 fifth meeting of the "Festival de Théorie" will be organised from July 6th to July 24th 2009 in Aix-en-Provence.

The subject will be "Rotation and Momentum Transport in Magnetised Plasmas".

Participants will come from various fields of research, namely fusion, space and astrophysics.

Participants will be invited by the Scientific Committee and notified in the coming weeks. Your contribution and suggestion to the scientific organisation is welcomed.

Scientific organisation

Each half-day of the meeting will start with a presentation given by a participant. Morning presentations will be dedicated to tutorial lectures. Blackboard presentations and discussions will be promoted. Most of the time will be shared between individual work and discussions in working groups.

This invitation covers the 3 weeks of the venue. We strongly encourage a participation of 2 weeks minimum. The number of participants is limited to about 35 senior scientists. We wish to keep the Festival de Théorie open to less experienced theoreticians, Post-docs and PhD students.

Financial support was offered to several participants for the previous venues of the Festival. Such a support will be available for the present meeting; priority will be given to the longer stays with an increased effort to support the students.


These meetings are organised jointly by the Universities of Aix-Marseille and CEA Cadarache The present meeting will be organised at the :
Centre de Montperrin, 6 avenue du Pigonnet
on the campus of University Paul Césanne (Aix-Marseille III) located in Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en Provence is a beautiful 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.
Offices and computers connected to the network will be available.

Previous Festivals

Information on the previous Festivals, on accommodation, transportation, scientific activity, etc. will be found on the following WEB.

Festival 2001 Festival 2003 Festival 2005 Festival 2007

Local Organising Committee

Laurence Azcona   (  Laurence.Azcona@cea.fr  , secretary e-mail)

Philippe Ghendrih   (  Philippe.Ghendrih@cea.fr)