16th International Workshop on H-mode Physics and Transport Barriers

September 13-15, 2017


Welcome to Saint Petersburg!

The 16th International Workshop on H-mode Physics and Transport Barriers will take place from 13 to 15 September, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. This workshop is the continuation of a series of previous biennial meetings (San Diego 1987, Gut Ising 1989, Abingdon 1991, Naka 1993, Princeton 1995, Kloster Seeon 1997, Oxford 1999, Toki 2001, San Diego 2003, St. Petersburg 2005, Tsukuba 2007, Princeton 2009, Oxford 2011, Fukuoka 2013, Garching 2015).

The purpose of the workshop is to present and discuss the status of H-mode and internal transport barrier experiments, theory and modeling in magnetic fusion research and to discuss scientific solutions of H-mode control for the purpose of exploring possibilities of advanced operating scenarios in next step large fusion devices.

The workshop will be organized around six broad topics of current interest. An overview talk, accompanied by discussion, will be presented for each topic. Each talk will be followed by a poster session of contributed papers, related to the topic.To achieve the purpose of the workshop, the International Advisory Committee solicits contributed papers that present and discuss recent experimental, theoretical or modeling studies of transport barriers, both internal and edge, as observed in numerous magnetic confinement machines and in a variety of magnetic topologies.

The workshop starts at 9:00, 13 September and ends at 17:30, 15 September 2017. The venue of the workshop is hotel “Moscow”, St. Petersburg. The workshop is organized by Ioffe Institute.

According to the tradition, Overview and Contributed papers presented at the workshop are published in a special issue of the Nuclear Fusion journal (see papers from HMWS-2015: http://iopscience.iop.org/issue/0029-5515/57/2). Participants are encouraged to publish their presentations in the special issue of Nuclear Fusion dedicated to 16th International Workshop on H-mode Physics and Transport Barriers.