Theory of Fusion Plasmas 2020




Starts 12 Oct
International Conference Theory of Fusion Plasmas

October 12 – 16

Due to the COVID-19 the meeting is moved to Autumn, in place of the FEC IAEA meeting which is being moved to May 2021.

The registration deadline is moved to August 31 but please register earlier if you know you will be coming so we can update each of you of any changes

The meeting location is in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Starling Hotel, next to SPC-EPFL


  • Swiss Plasma Center, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • “Piero Caldirola” International Center for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics, Italy
  • Istituto per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Plasmi (ISTP), Italy
  • Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Anomalous Transport (Turbulence, Coherent Structures, Microinstabilities)
  • RF Heating and Current Drive
  • Non Axisymmetric Configurations
  • Macroinstabilities and Magnetic Reconnections
  • Theoretical Aspects of Plasma-Edge Physics and Divertors
  • Theoretical issues related to burning plasmas

Presentations discussing ITER-related topics will be particularly welcomed.



D. BORBA                  (Lisbon, Portugal)

L. FIGINI                   (Milano, Italy) 

X. GARBET                (Cadarache, France) Chairman

L. GARCIA                  (Madrid, Spain)

J.P. GRAVES              (Lausanne, Switerland) co-Scientific Secretary

P. HELANDER           (Greifswald, Germany)

T. HENDER                (Culham, United Kingdom)

T. JONSSON               (Stockholm, Sweden)

Y. KISHIMOTO          (Naka, Japan)

S. MEDVEDEV           (Moscow, Russian Federation)

V.P. PASTUKHOV     (Moscow, Russian Federation)

A. PEETERS               (Bayreuth, Germany)

E. POLI                        (Garching, Germany)

T. SATO                       (Nagoya, Japan)

O. SAUTER                 (Lausanne, Switzerland) co-Scientific Secretary

A. SEN                         (Bhat, IPR, India)

P. SNYDER                 (San Diego, USA)

W.M. TANG                (Princeton, USA)

D. TSKHAKAYA        (Prague, Czech Republic)

F. WAELBROECK    (Austin, USA)

F. ZONCA                   (Frascati, Italy)

Registration Fee

Registration fee: 500 EUROS (students 300 EUROS) should be paid by bank transfer before Sept 7, 2020 to: (invoice with details for payment sent once registration form completed)


Hotel list + prices, Hotels description: see p. 2 of application form 


Registration and hotel reservation: Registration formdocxpdf

Contributed papers

In addition to invited survey papers, contributed papers (poster only) will be selected on the basis of a one-page abstract. The LateX templates required for the papers can be used for the submitted abstracts as well (see below).
Abstracts should be sent in pdf format, file name as “NAME_Varenna20_abstr.pdf”, by June 15, 2020 to:
O. SAUTER, SPC/EPFL, Station 13, PPB-Ecublens,
CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Fax +41-21-6935176    e-mail: 


As usual, papers will be published in a refereed journal with IOP. The journal will be Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion (PPCF), for the main papers, and Journal of Physics Conference Series (JPCS) for the other papers.
– The papers published in PPCF will follow the usual refereeing process of this journal and will be published as a cluster of papers related to the Varenna-Lausanne Theory of Fusion Plasmas 2020 Conference.
Follow the guidelines and then LaTeX templates. Note that YOU NEED TO PROVIDE THE PDF PAPER BY FRIDAY 21 AUGUST 2020, so that we can organize the refereeing process in due time.
– The papers published in JPCS will be refereed mainly by the scientific committee and participants of the conference, supervised by X. Garbet and O. Sauter, acting as Editors. The JPCS papers will have a header stating explicitly that the papers have been refereed. Naturally the refereeing process will be lighter (typically one referee) than the PPCF publication. Follow the guidelines and the LateX templates. Note that YOU NEED TO PROVIDE THE PDF PAPER BY FRIDAY 21 AUGUST 2020, so that we can organize the refereeing process in due time.
When submitting the paper, the author can propose a publication in PPCF or JPCS, however the final decision is under the responsibility of the scientific committee. Typically invited papers will be published in PPCF and contributed papers in JPCS.
Papers, invited (typically 10 pages but no hard limit) and contributed (typically 6-8 pages, but no hard limit), have to follow the Latex guidelines and templates provided by PPCF and by JPCS.
The deadline for the paper is the week before the conference.
Thus send the paper before August 21, 2020, by email to

Important Dates
Application, hotel reservationAugust 31, 2020
Abstract Submission August 31, 2020
Post-deadline Abstract (not included in the Book of Abstracts) may be accepted untilOctober 5, 2020
Payment of registration fee by bank transferSeptember 7, 2020
Manuscript deliveryOctober 9, 2020

Scientific Information:
Olivier Sauter
e-mail: Varenna-Lausanne at

Logistic Information:
Ms Edith Grüter, e-mail:
e-mail: Varenna-Lausanne at 

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