15th  Direct-Drive and Fast-Ignition Workshop


April 8-10, 2019

Roma, Italy

The 15th Direct Drive and Fast Ignition Workshop continues a series of meetings dedicated to inertial confinement research in Europe. It provides a unique opportunity for European and overseas 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. Novel experiments in the field, benchmarking of simulation codes against experiments, and the use of codes in the design and interpretation of experiments are extensively discussed. Representatives of leading and upcoming laser user facilities will illustrate the opportunities for new experiments.


The meeting will be held at the Auletta del Chiostro di San Pietro in Vincoli (a Renassaince Cloister), at the headquarters of Engineering Faculty, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, in the centre of Rome, adjacent to the Church of S. Pietro in Vincoli (hosting Michelangelo’s Moses), near the Colosseo.


When booking flights and accommodation, bear in mind that the workshop will

• start on Monday April 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

• end on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm


  1. Abstract submission and pre-registration: from Dec 15, 2018 to Feb 21, 2019

  2. Notification of final programme: Feb 28, 2019

  3. Registration and fee payment: from Feb 1 to Mar 15, 2019

Conference fee

  1. Standard fee: 250 Euro

  2. Student fee: 125 Euro

Link to conference poster (A3)