16th International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion
Saint-Malo - July 9-14,2006
The scientific program will start on Monday morning July 10 and will end on Friday July 14 at noon.

The 2006 International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion will be held on the "Palais du Grand Large" in Saint-Malo, France from July 9-14, 2006.

This gathering will be the 16th in a series of biennial symposia begun in 1982, that continues a prior-series of four annual workshops in the United States started in 1976. The 2006 Symposium is already sponsored by the Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas (LPGP), Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut Laser-Plasma (ILP) and Université Paris-Sud (UPS).

The purpose of the Symposium is primarily to discuss current research in the applications of heavy ion accelerators, accelerators and laser produced intense ion beams, as well as target heating through ion stopping, to heavy ion inertial fusion and other particle driven and inertial thermonuclear schemes.
Thorough presentations dedicated to properties of dense and hot matter produced by intense and heavy ion beams are also expected.

Invited as well as contributed oral and poster presentations are welcome in following topical areas:

Summaries of HIF and other ICF fusion programs
Accelerators, beam dynamics, beam transport and focusing
Atomic physics, beam-plasma interactions
Target studies
Production of dense and strongly coupled-plasma targets with ion beams
System studies

We also expect timely reviews on the largest fusion facilities respectively dedicated to ICF (LMJ in Bordeaux) and MFE (ITER in Cadarache).