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21st International Symposium on Heavy Ion Fusion in 2016 is organized by a Research team of the National Laboratory Astana at Nazarbayev University

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This symposium continues the series of workshops and symposia that began in Berkeley in 1976. The purpose of the symposium is to review the status of heavy ion fusion (HIF) research, and to stimulate further progress in understanding inertial fusion energy production and the science and technology needed for its implementation.

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The 21st International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion (HIF2016)

DATE: July 18-22, 2016
PLACE: Astana, Kazakhstan
VENUE: Nazarbayev University, 53 Kabanbay ave., 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan
 



Dear colleagues,


1. NIF not yet achieved ignition ("within a factor of 2"), they are now focusing on doing good science. 8% beam time will be used for discovery science. Their results demonstrated that 1.5 MJ of beam energy was not enough to ignite an indirect drive target. This crisis can be an opportunity for HIF, according to the argument that ion beam is more efficient in delivering larger beam energy, e.g., 5-10 MJ. With such high beam energy, the optimal target geometry can be different than the one currently used at NIF. For example, we may consider a cylindrical target suitable for 2-side illumination like the recently proposed X-target.

2. Construction of FAIR and HIAF are marching forward. FAIR may be ready in 2020. FAIR plans to have a 2.5 GeV proton "microscopy" or radiography.

3. NDCX-II is beginning to do target experiments. Looking forward to hear more exciting results.

4. Lots of HIF related activities in Japan from various labs. Kawata's spiral wobbly beam, and Takayama's microstron induction accelerator for cluster ions are innovative ideas that can have significant impact.

5. Robert Burke and Charles Helsley made their argument for the economical viability of large, high cost, HIF facility. Using multiple target chambers, the system can still be commercially profitable. The beam energy is in the multiple MJ range.

6. Claude Deutch, has reintroduce an innovative ideas to achieve ignition using mesonic catalytic fusion. He has submitted a paper awaiting review. An experiment has been proposed at SLAC.

7. Research in Kazakhstan is growing. I have seen some quality theoretical papers from Kz scientists (from Almaty).

8. NU will need help for the 2017 Expo. One idea is to do a workshop at NU to draft a "road map" for HIF.

9. The HIF2018 will be held in Korea (Aug 20).

Dieter Hoffmann, Kanat Baigarin, Joe Kwan, Alexander Tikhonov

Chairman, Local Chair and Co-Chairs



Important dates and deadlines

Second Announcement March 2016

Abstract submission deadline June 5, 2016

Registration fee due (early registration rate) June 1, 2016

Conference starts July 18, 2016

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Conference Organizers and Partners

HIF-2016 Chairs

Dieter Hoffmann
Dieter Hoffmann
Chairman

GSI Darmstadt, Germany

Kanat Baigarin
Kanat Baigarin
Chair

Vice-President for Innovations, Nazarbayev University

Joe Kwan
Joe Kwan
Co-Chair

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Alexander Tikhonov
Alexander Tikhonov
Co-Chair

Nazarbayev University

International Advisory and Scientific Program Committee:

  • Dieter Hoffmann, GSI Darmstadt, Germany - Chairman.
  • Yongtao Zhao , Jiaotong University, Xi'An, China
  • Peter Spiller, Accelerator Physics, GSI Darmstadt, Germany
  • Peter Siedl, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • John Barnard, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Bob Cauble, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Igor Kaganovich, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA
  • Jun Hasegawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Shigeo Kawata, Utsunomiya University, Japan
  • Gennady Remnev, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Boris Sharkov, Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Alexander Golubev, - Alikhanov Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Russia
  • Kanat Baigarin, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Local Organizing committee:

  • Kanat Baigarin, Chair, Vice-President for Innovations, Nazarbayev University
  • Alexander Tikhonov, Co-Chair, Nazarbayev University
  • Joe Kwan, Co-Chair, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (retired), USA
  • Zhaxybay Zhumadilov, General Director “National Laboratory Astana” PI, Nazarbayev University
  • Zhumabay Bakenov, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Arshat Urazbaev, Nazarbayev University
  • Pavel Ni, Lam Research Corporation, Tualatin
  • Marat Kaikanov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Zinetula Insepov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Tlekkabul Ramazanov, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
  • Kairat Kadyrzhanov, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan
  • Sakhiyev Sayabek, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kazakhstan
  • Irina Tazhibaeva, National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Alma Dauletbekova, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan
Conference secretariat

  • Kanat Dukenbayev, Nazarbayev University

Chronology of HIF Symposia from 2000

Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazakhstan
Lanzhou, China

Lanzhou, China
Berkeley, California, USA

Berkeley, California, USA
Darmstadt, Germany

Darmstadt, Germany
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan
San Diego, USA

San Diego, USA
Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia
Princeton, USA

Princeton, USA
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