35th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics
10th International Workshop on Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets
June 9 - 13, 2008

Europhysics Conference Abstracts Vol. 32D (2008)

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The 35thEuropean Physical Society Conference on

Plasma Physics
combined with the
10th International Workshop on Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets


was held in the

Creta Maris Conference Center, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.

The conference was organised on behalf of the European Physical Society
by the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser FORTH and Association EURATOM - Hellenic Republic

Preface of the Editors

The 35th European Physical Society (EPS) Conference on Plasma Physics was held in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, at the Creta Maris Conference Centre from 9th to 13th of June,2008.

The scientific programme of the conference and the selection of papers were the responsibility of the international Programme Committee appointed by the board of the EPS Plasma Physics Division. This committee selected 14 invited plenary talks and 68 invited parallel talks. The PC also selected 65 contributed orals and 648 posters for presentation. The 35th EPS Conference brought together 742 plasma physicists from 40 countries.

The Conference Programme had three additionally sessions : "Education in Plasmas" chaired by N. Lopes Cardoso, "ITER" chaired by Jo Lister, and "Women in Physics" chaired by S. Jacquemot.

This year's Hannes Alfvén prize was awarded to Prof. Liu Chen (University of California, Irvine, USA), who gave a talk entitled "Alfvén Waves: A Journey between Space and Fusion Plasmas".

The Plasma Physics Division of the EPS sponsored the EPS PPD PhD Research Award that recognizes exceptional quality of work carried out by young physicists as part of their PhD research in any area of plasma physics. The prize was awarded to three students: Louise Willingale (UK), Ivo Classen (NL) and Bredan Dromey (IRL).

The 2008 Plasma Physics Innovation Award was awarded to John Allen and Beatrice Annaratone "... for the development of a novel RF plasma reactor, based on the phenomenon of plasma-sheath resonance. Extensive experimental and theoretical work led to the design and production of a material proccessing reactor, withh single or dual frequencies , to produce denser plasma at low pressure."

For the fourth time, Professor Sanae-I Itoh, in agreement with the conference organisers, has offered the Itoh Project Prize in Plasma Turbulence to students presenting a poster at the conference. The prize was awarded to Stella Oldenbuerger, PhD student from Nancy University, France ("Investigation of cross-field transport in a linear magnetized plasma"). She won the opportunity to visit Kyushu University, Japan for one week, including flight tickets and living expenses. 

The invited papers have been refereed by members of the Programme Committee and invited experienced scientists. The proceedings will be published in December 2008 in a special issue of the journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. A copy will be sent to each participant that requested one with the registration and paid the correct fee. All participants who did not request a copy yet wish one are encouraged to contact the LOC  (valid only whilst copies are available).

The ELISE conference submission program was developed at the Centre des Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CRPP) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) by Ch. Nieswand and B.P. Duval.

For this conference it was operated by B.P. Duval for both the abstract submission process and the oral and poster contribution submissions. Further information on the operation of ELISE for this conference is available in [About the CDRom],

Final editing and CD-ROM production was carried out by the Local Organising Committee using the submissions processed by ELISE.

Paraskevas Lalousis and Stavros Moustaizis

International Programme Committee:

Magnetic Confinement Fusion

Carlos Hidalgo, Spain (Chair PC )
Jo Lister, Switzerland (Chair EPS PPD)
Paraskevas Lalousis, Greece (Chair LOC)
Vincent Chan, USA (APS)
Kazuo A. Tanaka, Japan (JSPF)
Xavier Garbet, France
Howard Wilson, United Kingdom
Paolo Buratti, Italy
Ralph Dux, Germany
Alberto Loarte, EFDA/EU
Fernando Meo, Denmark
Maria Puiatti, Italy

Beam Plasmas and Inertial Fusion

Sylvie Jacquemot, France
Martha Fajardo, Portugal
Kate Lancaster, United Kingdom
Manuel Perlado, Spain
Francesco Pegoraro, Italy

Dusty and Low Temperature Plasmas

Mark Bowden, United Kingdom
Hubertus Thomas, Germany
Francoise Massines, France

Basic Plasmas and Space and Astrophysical Plasmas

Fabrice Doveil, France
Michel Tagger, France
Nigel Woolsey,United Kingdom
Luis Silva, Portugal

Local Organising Committee:

Paraskevas Lalousis (Chair)
Stavros Moustaizis (Scientific Secretary)
Basil P. Duval (CH) (Elise)
Alkis Grecos
Kyriakos Hizanidis
Loukas Vlahos
Giannis Vomvoridis