6-8 April 2020
ELI Beamlines
UTC timezone
16th DDFIW


Dear participants,

the LOC regrets to inform you that due to COVID-19 outbreak and the related travel restrictions the DDFIW and the EPM workshops have to be postponed. The new date will be announced on the conference website when it is confirmed.

Thank you for understanding and we hope that you will be able to participate,

the LOC.

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 April 9 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: https://indico.eli-beams.eu/event/347/

Please use the linked Word template for your abstract. Return it to ddfiw2020@gmail.com with the subject "DDFIW 2020 abstract" before Feb 29, 2019.

Important dates:

Abstract submission opens: Dec 15, 2019

Abstract submission closes: Feb 29, 2020

Notification of final programme: Mar 3, 2020

Registration: now – Mar 15, 2020


There is a limited number of rooms reserved at reduced price in Clara Futura hotel located next to ELI Beamlines:

  • Superior 2300 CZK / night
  • Deluxe 2730 CZK / night

For booking, use this website and the promo code: ELIB2020

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

Starts 6 Apr 2020 08:30
Ends 8 Apr 2020 18:00
ELI Beamlines
Conference Hall 1
5. května 835, 252 41 Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic.