First Announcement

19th International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion (HIF2012)
August 12 - 17, 2012
Berkeley, California, USA

Website (now under construction):

Conference Hotel:  Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 USA, (510) 845-7300 or (866) 466-9199

Locations of symposium: 
Hotel Shattuck Plaza: 
Reception: Sunday, August 12, 2012 (5 - 7 pm); 
Plenary Talks (Crystal Ballroom): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 
Posters (Boiler Room): Thursday afternoon
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: 
Plenary Talks (B-50 Auditorium): Wednesday morning 
Tour of NDCX-II: Wednesday late morning
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory:
Tour of NIF: Wednesday Afternoon

Important dates and deadlines:
Abstract submission: June 1, 2012
Registration fee due (early registration rate): June 1, 2012
Hotel Registration (at conference rate): June 22, 2012
Reception: Sunday, August 12, 2012 (5 - 7 pm);
Manuscript submission:  August 13, 2012
Symposium concludes: Friday, August 17, 2012 (1 pm)

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 19th International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion. This symposium continues the series of workshops and symposia that began in Berkeley in 1976. The most recent symposia occurred in Darmstadt, Germany (2010), Tokyo, Japan (2008), Saint-Malo, France (2006), and Princeton, New Jersey, USA (2004).

The purpose of the symposium is to review the status of heavy ion fusion (HIF) research, and to stimulate further progress in understanding inertial fusion energy production and the science and technology needed for its implementation. The symposium will bring together experts in these areas:
· Fusion target physics
· Ion sources
· RF accelerators (including linacs, synchrotrons, storage rings, cyclotrons)
· Induction accelerators
· Superconducting magnets
· Chamber and chamber-driver interface
· Technology development (e.g.: insulators, high-voltage pulsed power, RF systems, vacuum systems, accelerator alignment and non-intercepting beam diagnostics)
· System studies
· Properties of dense, strongly coupled plasmas, Warm Dense Matter, High Energy Density Physics: Theory, experiments, and advanced diagnostic techniques

There will be tours on Wednesday, August 15, 2012: 
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:  Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment II (NDCX-II)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory:  National Ignition Facility (NIF) 
Wednesday's working dinner will be held at a Livermore venue.

The Symposium will include a banquet on Thursday evening, August 16, 2012 at Chabot Space and Science Center.
Papers from the symposium will be assembled into a single journal issue and published.

People from outside the US who need Visas should apply early (at least 3 months before the meeting) and request letters of invitation directly from us.

Please mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you in Berkeley!

John Barnard (LLNL) and Peter Seidl (LBNL) (co-chairs, HIF12)