11th ITER International School

View the AGENDA here.


Due to surprisingly overwhelming demand, we now have enough pre-registrations to fill the venue. Additionally, there are a number of people on a waiting list who would like to attend.

OUR REQUEST: If you've received an invitation to register, please complete your registration as soon as possible. If you will be unable to attend the school please let us know as soon as you can so we can give your slot to somebody on the waiting list.

Are you a graduate student, post-doc, or early career scientist or engineer working in fusion? If your answer is "yes" to any of these then IIS2022 is for you!

Your research area doesn't need to be scenarios and control for this to be an interesting and educational experience.


The 11th ITER International School will be held from July 25-29, 2022, hosted by the US Burning Plasma Organization, University of California San Diego, and General Atomics.

It will take place on the UC San Diego campus at Atkinson Hall on the Engineering campus. More information can be found on our Venue page.

Geisel Library at UC San Diego

The subject of this year's school is "ITER plasma scenarios and control" with a scientific programme coordinated by Peter de Vries (ITER Organization), David Humphreys (General Atomics) and Chris Holcomb (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). As the start of ITER operation approaches, it is timely to address this challenging multidisciplinary topic: the development of integrated operating scenarios and required plasma control to facilitate the ITER goals, particularly for plasmas self-heated by fusion-born alpha-particles.

School Goals

The ITER International School aims to prepare young scientists and engineers for working in the field of nuclear fusion and in research applications associated with the ITER Project. The adoption of a "school" format was a consequence of the need to prepare future scientists and engineers on a range of different subjects and to provide them with a wide overview of the interdisciplinary skills required by ITER.

School History

The first ITER School was organized in Aix-en-Provence, France, in July 2007 and focused on turbulent transport in fusion plasmas. Nine successive schools have followed on a variety of subjects: magnetic confinement (Fukuoka, Japan, 2008); plasma-surface interactions (Aix-en-Provence, 2009); magneto-hydro-dynamics and plasma control (Austin, Texas (US), 2010); energetic particles (Aix-en-Provence, 2011); radio-frequency heating (Ahmedabad, India, 2012); high performance computing in fusion science (Aix-en-Provence, 2014); transport and pedestal physics in tokamaks (Hefei, China, 2016); physics of disruptions and control (Aix-en-Provence, 2017); and the physics and technology of power flux handling (Daejeon, Korea, 2019).

Find out more about past schools here.

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