Course II - Energy: basic concepts and forefront ideas
17 - 23 July 2014 - VILLA MONASTERO - VARENNA, LAKE COMO
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Directors of the Course
Luisa Cifarelli - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Bologna, INFN, Sezione di Bologna (Italy)
Friedrich Wagner - Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Greifswald (Germany)
- Chemical energy
- CO2 neutral fuels
- Energy economy
- Energy saving technology
- Environment and climate
- Fission energy
- Fossil energy
- Geothermal power
- Industrial development
- Inter energy supply
- Life cycle analysis
- Materials shortage
- Network and systems
- Photovoltaic devices
- Photovoltaic materials
- Physics and economy
- Thorium reactors
- Wind energy
- World energy resources
LecturersA. M. Bradshaw - Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching (Germany)
S. Centro - Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Padova, INFN, Sezione di Padova (Italy)
L. Cifarelli - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Bologna, INFN, Sezione di Bologna (Italy)
A. Clerici - CESI, Milano (Italy)
H.-P. Ebert - ZAE Bayern Abteilung 2, Funktionsmaterialien der Energietechnik, Würzburg (Germany)
G. Erdmann - Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Energiesysteme, Berlin (Germany)
R. Friedrich - IER, Universität Stuttgart (Germany)
A. Goede - DIFFER, Nieuwegein (The Netherlands)
H. Held - Forschungsstelle Nachhaltige Umweltentwicklung, KlimaCampus, Universität Hamburg (Germany)
L. J. F. Hermans - Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University (The Netherlands)
A. Manzella - Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse del CNR, Pisa (Italy)
K. Muraoka - Plazwire Co., Ltd, Fukuoka (Japan)
C. Ohler - ABB Corporate Research, Baden-Dättwil (Switzerland)
J. Ongena - Laboratory for Plasma Physics, Ecole Royale Militaire, Brussels, LPP/ERM-KMS, Association EURATOM-Belgian State, Brussels (Belgium)
A. Polman - FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
F. Prodi - Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima del CNR, Bologna (Italy)
J.-P. Revol - CERN, Geneva (Switzerland) and Centro Fermi, Roma (Italy)
M. Ripani - INFN, Sezione di Genova (Italy)
R. Schlögl - Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Abteilung Anorganische Chemie, Berlin (Germany)
E.-D. Schulze - Max-Planck Institute für Biogeochemie, Jena (Germany)
F. Wagner - Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Greifswald (Germany)
H-J. Wagner - Institut für Energietechnik, Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany)
S. Zannella - Edison S.p.A., Research Development and Innovation, Milano (Italy)
NEW Deadline for Application: 31 May 2014
Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
INFN, Sezione di Milano
Via Celoria 16
20133 Milano (Italy)
Tel.: +39-02-50317363 Fax: +39-02-50317624
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Opening of the Course
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Closing of the Course
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
€ 900,00 (for attendance, board, lodging and Lecture Notes)
The primary goal of the School will be to present all physics fields
with relevance for the technologies of energy production, conversion,
transmission and savings. Their potential will be presented but also
the need for more research and development to fully unfold it will be
indicated. For this purpose, basic lectures and topical seminars will
be presented by specialists in their field.
The European energy supply situation is very inhomogeneous. There are countries with nearly 100% CO2-free, others with exclusively fossil-based electricity production. Some countries ban the use or future use of nuclear energy, for others, their dominant electricity production is based on it and they are building or planning new power reactors; some export electricity to a large extent other have the need to import electricity; some have used the last years to approach or even meet the Kyoto goals, others have moved away from them; some invest heavily in Renewable Energies (RE); in other countries they do not yet play a major role. Despite this disparity, Europe has well defined energy and environmental goals. The most ambitious ones are the 2020 targets. In order to meet these goals, most EU-27 countries have to modify their energy supply technologies and have to increase their present RE share. This requires extensive R&D in energy technologies and is a tremendous chance for students in all technical areas, but specifically in physics. Also the energy efficiency has to be increased clearly beyond the present measures taken in the EU countries. The reduction of energy efficiency and the increase of energy intensity (which has been growing in the last decades) is a major challenge where again physics will play a key role.
The School will cover major fields in detailed lectures but it will also serve as a forum of discussions. It brings together scientists working in various energy related areas. The following fields will be covered by lectures or seminars: solar photovoltaic and photothermal sources, hydro, wind, biomass, fossils, fission, fusion, energy saving technology, climate issues along with other topics where physics plays a role. The lectures will also identify cases where more research is necessary. In order to ensure a lively and up-to-date School, there will be plenary sessions going over several days and topical seminars. In case your are interested in energy technology or even working in this field, we would encourage you to sign up.
GENERAL INFORMATIONA) – The School is intended for PhD students and young post-docs. The number of students at the Course is limited to about 70. Students are requested to attend all lectures.
B) – Whoever may be interested in attending the Course and is not entitled - for his age or other reasons - to be considered a student, may follow the Course as observer. Registration fee charged to observers is Euro 500,00. Observers should provide for their board and lodging; if required, the School may take care of their hotel accommodation.
C) – Applicants will be informed of the decision on their admittance within 6 weeks from the beginning of the Course.
D) – Owing to the limited number of places available in the lecture hall, it will not be possible to allow any person not selected by the Committee of the School to follow the Course.
E) – Students are requested to arrive at Varenna the day preceding the opening of the Course: Wednesday, 16 July. Accommodation for the students will be provided in rooms with 2 beds in hotels at Varenna.
F) – Fees should be paid by students and observers following the instruction and within the date indicated in the letter of admittance.
G) – Scholarships may be granted to deserving students who need financial help. Such requests must be specified in the application and justified in the recommendation letter. Some of the Scholarships will be granted to EPS and/or SIF Members.
H) – Students should avoid being accompanied by relatives. In view of the holiday season local accommodation is very limited. Quite exceptionally the School could see to the accommodation of members of students’ families in local hotels. Hotel expenditure for students’ relatives will be payable separately and directly to the hotel management.
GENERAL ORGANIZATIONSocietà Italiana di Fisica
Via Saragozza 12 – 40123 Bologna – Italy
Tel. +39-051-331554 – Fax +39-051-581340