Aubust 3-8, 2008 at Tokyo Tech
Previous symposia in this series have been held at intervals of about two years, starting in Berkeley, California, in 1976. The most recent ones were in Princeton, USA in 2004 and in Saint-Malo, France in 2006. The essential role of the symposia is to provide a forum among experts, in the fields of heavy ion drivers, beam physics, target design, fusion chambers, dense plasmas, lasers and their interactions with matter, and inertial fusion power systems. The goal is to stimulate further progress toward Inertial Fusion Energy production and basic understanding of associated science and technologies. Heavy-ion accelerators are promising candidate drivers for energy production due to their high repetition rate and efficiency. This applies both to the RF linac and storage ring scheme pursued in Europe and Japan and the induction linac explored by the US community. We also expect to critically access the PW-laser production of intense proton and heavy ion beams. A positive emphasis will be also given to the ion production of strongly coupled and warm dense matter to comply with ongoing experimental programs developed at large institutions located in Europe, Japan, Russia, and the USA.
  • Summaries of Heavy-Ion Inertial Fusion and other ICF programs
  • Accelerators, beam dynamics, beam transport and focusing
  • PW-laser production of intense proton and heavy-ion beams
  • Atomic physics, beam-plasma interactions
  • Target and reaction chamber studies
  • Production of dense, strongly coupled plasmas and warm dense matter by ion beams
  • System studies
Aug 1, 2008 The on-line registration page was closed.
July 23, 2008 The symposium program was updated.
July 23, 2008 abstract book was updated.
July 18, 2008 Presentation page was updated.
July 18, 2008 abstract book was uploaded.
July 11, 2008 The symposium program was updated.
July 4, 2008 Presentation Information was updated.
June 13, 2008 The symposium program was updated.
May 26, 2008 The symposium program was updated.
May 1, 2008 Online registration started.
April 15, 2008 The symposium program was updated.
April 14, 2008 Banquet information was uploaded.
April 1, 2008 Accommodation information update.
March 28, 2008 Registration information update.
March 7, 2008 The abstract submission deadline was extended to March 23, 2008.
January 30, 2008 Online abstract submission started.
  • December 20, 2007
The HIF2008 poster is now available here
December 20, 2007 The tentative program is now available here
  • September 5, 2007
This site has opened.