Starts 2 Sept


Donatella Pifferetti

Villa Monastero, Varenna (Lake Como), Italy
September 2 – 6, 2024

The Workshop is devoted to the Theory of Magnetic Confinement Systems

Organized by

– Swiss Plasma Center, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
– Piero Caldirola International Center for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics (ICPC), Milan
– Istituto per la Scienza e la Tecnologia dei Plasmi – CNR, Milan
– Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

  • 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
Scientific Committee

D. BORBA           (Lisbon, Portugal)
E. BELLI                (San Diego, USA)
I. CALVO             (Madrid, Spain)
L. FIGINI              (Milan, Italy)
G. FU                   (Zhejiang, China)
T. FÜLÖP             (Chalmers, Sweden)
X. GARBET          (Cadarache, France and NTU, Singapore)
R. GANESH         (Bhat, IPR, India)
J.P. GRAVES       (Lausanne, Switzerland and York, UK) Scientific Secretary
C. J. HAM            (Culham, UK)
P. HELANDER       (Greifswald, Germany) Chairman
S. HUDSON          (Princeton, USA)
M. HOLE               (Canberra, Australia)
Y. KISHIMOTO     (Naka, Japan)
M. MURAGLIA     (Marseille, France)
V.P. PASTUKHOV (Moscow, Russian Federation)
E. POLI                   (Garching, Germany)
F. PORCELLI          (Torino, Italy)
O. SAUTER             (Lausanne, Switzerland)
D. TSKHAKAYA     (Prague, Czech Republic)
H. R. WILSON        (Oak Ridge, USA)
F. ZONCA              (Frascati, Italy)


The abstracts should be sent by June 14th, 2024

One page pdf format abstract, file name as “NAME_Varenna22_abstr.pdf” following word or latex templates used for IOP proceedings papers (remove everything except title, authors, affiliations, abstract body and references). Use IOP proceedings link here for the template:

Submit to Prof. J. Graves: 

Poster Dimensions

The poster board is 148 cm wide and 98 cm high. Printing on to A0-landscape would be ideal. A0-portrait will work, but there will be about 20cm of poster at the bottom that can’t be attached (so be warned that if printing to A0-portrait the poster may tend to curl at the bottom after rolling in a carrying tube). Attaching pins and adhesive tape supplied. Electronic copies of the posters do not need to be submitted to the conference, and authors may choose their formatting.

Special Issue Proceedings Papers

Conference papers will be published in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (PPCF).  There will be no other outlet for proceedings.  In order to optimise the quality and quantity of proceedings, we have negotiated with PPCF the concept of (partial) open refereeing, thus continuing the traditions of the Varenna conference.

Manuscripts will be published as cluster of papers related to the Varenna-Lausanne Theory of Fusion Plasmas 2024 Conference, supervised by Editors P. Helander and J. P. Graves.  They will appear online soon after acceptance.  Follow the guidelines (and LaTeX/Word templates) of PPCF and submission to PPCF is here (select Varenna 2024 special conference series when submitting)

Invited Speakers are expected to submit by the end of 2024.  If the manuscripts are ready in time for the conference itself, the speakers may follow the process listed below for poster presenters.

Contributed poster presenters should send a draft of their paper to Varenna-Lausanne by Monday August 26th 2024.  The guest editors of the special issue will identify a single referee for each paper.  This referee will be attending the conference.  Open discussions will take place between authors and referees during the conference.  After the conference, before the end of 2024, the author will submit their updated paper to PPCF together with the referee report and the details of the referee.  PPCF will seek an additional anonymous referee.  Acceptance of the manuscript will be afforded according to the reporting of the known and anonymous referee.  Please send your draft manuscripts by August 26th 2024 to:

Poster of the Workshop
Registration Fee

Registration fee: 600 EUROS (students 350 EUROS)
The registration fee covers admission to the workshop and social events.

Pay by bank transfer before July 19th, 2024 to:
Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Italy. Account opened in favour of
“International Center Piero Caldirola”
IBAN: IT40B0569651490000041377X47 BIC/SWIFT: POSOIT22XXX
Please, state as motivation of payment: YOUR FULL NAME – Participation “Theory 2024”
All bank expenses are at participants’ charge. Should the net amount transferred to the bank account be less than the requested amount, the difference will be charged to participants at the conference.
In case of difficulties paying through bank transfer, we accept cash payment in Varenna at the registration desk (please notify in this case).

Note credit cards cannot be accepted for payment of the registration fee.


Please consider that the conference will take place during the high tourist season and that there are only a few medium-priced hotels in Varenna with limited accommodation capacity.
There are also several Bed and Breakfasts in and around Varenna that only accept bookings made directly by guests.

The organising secretariat is only able to offer accommodation to a very limited number of participants (see options below).

We therefore recommend booking accommodation well in advance.



Few rooms are available at the Villa Monastero. For reservations please contact the conference organizing secretariat at 



Apartment           Place       Price/p. night     Final Cleaning+linen  No of people   No of beds  
CASA CAMELIA    Varenna    € 170,00                  € 130,00                               2 people             1 double bed
TINY DUKE             Varenna   € 162,00                   € 130,00                               2 people             1 double bed
CASA CAVALLI      Fiumelatte € 150,00                € 130,00                               4 people             1 double bed + 2 singles
VARENNA GARDEN Varenna € 190,00                 € 130,00                               3 people              1 double bed + 1 single
CASA PAOLA        Perledo      € 168,00                 € 130,00                                2 people             1 double bed
THE SECRET GARDEN Varenna   € 205,00          € 130,00                                2 people             1 sofa bed
ALEXIS HOUSE   Varenna      € 189,00                  € 130,00                                4 people             1 double bed + 1 sofa bed
CASA DEL TIGLIO Varenna  € 195,00                  € 130,00                                 3 people             1 double bed + 1 single sofa 

Tourist tax to be added (€ 2.00 per night) and to be paid upon check-in.

Booking: the first step of booking has to be made through the organising secretariat, who will put you in contact with the real estate agency.

Booking conditions:
30% deposit is due at the moment of booking (with credit card or bank transfer)
Balance: 15 days prior to arrival
Cancellation Policy: within 30 days before arrival, free cancellation (and return of the deposit); after: 30% (corresponding to the deposit sent) NOT REFUNDABLE.



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Deadline for application: June 14th, 2024

Important Dates
Application, hotel reservationJune 14, 2024
Abstract Submission June 14, 2024
Payment of registration fee by bank transfer July 19, 2024

Scientific Information:
Prof. J. Graves, SPC/EPFL, PPB-Ecublens, Station 13
CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Fax +41-21-6935176

General Information:
Mrs Donatella Pifferetti: phone +39-349 3537772

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