Mar 22 – 24, 2021
ELI Beamlines
Europe/Prague timezone
16th DDFIW

The links to Zoom meeting for all sessions are available in the menu. The password will be sent to you by email on request.

The 16th Direct Drive and Fast Ignition Workshop continues a series of meetings dedicated to inertial confinement research in Europe. DDFIW provides a unique opportunity for European and oversea scientists working in theory, simulations and experiments to present and discuss their latest results and future plans in an informal atmosphere. The meeting also addresses new schemes for inertial confinement fusion and related science at the cutting edge of high energy density physics research.

Representatives of leading laser user facilities will illustrate the opportunities for new experiments, in particular the upcoming P3-L4n beamline at ELI, which is expected to play an important role in future ICF and HEDP research, expected to go online end 2020.

During the workshop there will be the opportunity to visit the ELI-Beamlines installations.

A satellite one-day workshop on electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) will take place on March 25 and continue the previous workshops which took place in Bordeaux (2016), Warsaw (2017) and Frascati (2018).

No registration fee is requested. Registration is open on: 
Registration for the EMP Workshop is open at:

Please use the linked Word template for your abstract. Return it to with the subject "DDFIW 2021 abstract" before Feb 28, 2021.

Important dates:

Abstract submission opens: Jan 11, 2021

Abstract submission closes: Feb 28, 2021

Notification of final programme: Mar 8, 2021

Registration: Jan 11 – Mar 18, 2021

Scientific Committee:

S. Atzeni, Sapienza, Roma

D. Batani, CELIA, Bordeaux

B. Canaud, CEA, Bruyeres-le-Chatel

V. Goncharov, LLE Rochester

J. Honrubia, UPM, Madrid

J. Limpouch, FNPSE, Prague

P. Neumayer, GSI, Darmstadt

A. P. L. Robinson, RAL, Oxford

K. Shigemori, ILE, Osaka

V. Tikhonchuk, CELIA, Bordeaux


Local Scientific Organizing Committee:

O. Klimo, Czech Technical University

J. Limpouch, Czech Technical University

V. Tikhonchuk, ELI-Beamlines & CELIA

S. Weber, ELI-Beamlines

ELI Beamlines
5. května 835, 252 41 Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic.