02 May 2011
  Submission of abstracts by e-mail according to the instructions for paper selection.
02 May 2011
  Request to the IAEA for financial support
03 June 2011
  Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their papers.
03 June 2011
  Grant Awards
11 August 2011
  Deadline for accommodations reservations
05 September 2011
  Meeting starts - please bring an electronic WORD or .pdf file of your paper to be collected by the IAEA Scientific Secretary.


The 5th IAEA Technical Meeting on the "Theory of Plasma Instabilities" will take place September 5-7, 2011, in Austin, Texas, United States of America. The meeting will be hosted by the Institute for Fusion Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. After a kick-off meeting in 1999, previous meetings in this series were held at Kloster Seeon (Germany) in 2002, Trieste (Italy) in 2005, University of York (UK) in 2007, and Kyoto University (Japan) in 2009.


The 5th IAEA-TM on the Theory of Plasma Instabilities will provide a forum for open discussions on theoretical and computational physics issues relevant to burning plasmas. The meeting will cover linear and non-linear theory and simulation of plasma instabilities, including core/edge turbulence, magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) processes, and energetic particle driven dynamics and their effects on plasma confinement. Special attention will be paid to multi-scale interaction dynamics in better understanding burning plasmas and to the modelling of such complex physical processes.


The meeting is devoted to ITER materials and technologies. Topics of discussion include:

Meeting Format

The meeting will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations, a poster session, and a summary session. It is expected that invited talks will last 35 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion, and session talks will be 20 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion. Poster sessions shall be used for longer discussions. An overhead projector for transparencies and an electronic projector with a computer capable of reading CD's and memory sticks will be available (Power Point or pdf recommended).

The official language of the meeting is English (no interpreting service will be provided). It is expected that the meeting will start at 09:00 on 05 September 2011, and end by 17:00 on 07 September 2011. A short summary of the meeting, including recommendations, will be presented and approved during the Summary session (last session). A summary manuscript will be prepared for submission to the “Nuclear Fusion” journal.