Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy 2023

Course 7 - Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy
Global Challenges for Energy Sustainability

17 - 22 July 2023 - Villa Monastero - Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

Luisa Cifarelli - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Francesco Romanelli - Università di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)

Scientific Secretary
Neelima Agrawal - Università di Bologna (Italy)

Scientific Committee
Angela Bracco - Università di Milano (Italy)
Luisa Cifarelli - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Jozef Ongena - Ecole Royale Militaire, Brussels (Belgium)
Francesco Romanelli - Università di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Petra Rudolf - University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
Friedrich Wagner - Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Greifswald (Germany)

Purpose of the School
The World is engaged in the challenge of a rapid de-carbonization of its economy to try to control global warming. The main purpose of the School on Energy, jointly organised by the European and Italian Physical Societies, is to address how innovation in the energy sector and integration of different technologies can contribute to this goal. De-carbonization requires a portfolio of options in which renewables will have to provide the lion share but other technologies such as nuclear and carbon capture and storage will be needed. Any debate on the energy policy requires a basic understanding of the whole energy field. It is our collective responsibility as physicists to ensure that such a basic understanding permeates the political debate.

Dimitri Batani - Université de Bordeaux (France)
Annalisa Bruno - Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Jonathan Craig - Eni Upstream, San Donato Milanese MI (Italy)
Michele Cucuzzella - Università di Pavia (Italy)
Riccardo De Salvo – Università del Sannio (Italy) and USNC-Ultra Safe Nuclear (USA)
Samuel Furfari - Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Giorgio Graditi - ENEA, Roma (Italy)
Stephane Guillerez - CEA, Grenoble (France)
Maria Kanakidou - University of Crete (Grece)
Tae-Yoon Kim - International Energy Association, Paris (France)
Sylvie Leray - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (France)
Annafrancesca Mariani - SOGIN, Roma (Italy)
Glaucia Mendes Souza - University of Sao Paolo (Brazil)
Vanessa Montoya - Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Mol (Belgium)
Maria Assunta Navarra - Università di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Carlo Alberto Nucci - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Joachim Peinke - University of Oldenburg (Germany)
Marco Ripani - INFN Genova (Italy)
Veronica Sofianos – University College Dublin (Ireland)
Alessandro Spagnuolo - EUROfusion Consortium, Garching (Germany)

Introduction on energy
Energy situation and perspective after the war in Ukraine
Energy and atmosphere
Materials for energy availability
Materials for energy technology – Photovoltaics
Solar energy
CO2 and methane issues
Fuel cells / Hydrogen
Electrochemical storage systems
Energy networks
Smart cities
Nuclear basics
New generation reactors
Inertial confinement fusion
Magnetic confinement fusion / DEMO
Radioactive waste management


NEW DEADLINE for application: 10 May 2023
Application form pdf


Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Neelima Agrawal
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia
Università di Bologna
via Irnerio 46
40126 Bologna

Arrival day: Sunday, 16 July 2023
Opening of the Course: Monday, 17 July 2023 - 9.00 a.m.
Closing of the Course: Saturday, 22 July 2022 - 12.30 p.m.
Participation fee: € 600,00 (VAT included) for attendance, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks and Lecture Notes. Students should provide and pay for their lodging.
Online Participation fee: € 200,00 (VAT included) for online attendance and Lecture Notes.
To participate online it is necessary to send a specific and justified request in a separate letter together with the application form. Online participation is subject to selection by the Scientific Committee.

A) – The School is intended for PhD students and young post-docs. The number of students at the Course is limited to about 60. Students are requested to attend all lectures.
B) - The scientific organization and direction of the Course are entrusted to the Directors.
C) - 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 € 600,00. Observers should provide for their board and lodging.
D) - Applicants will be informed of the decision on their admittance within 6 weeks from the beginning of each Course.
E) - 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 Courses.
F) - Students are requested to arrive at Varenna on the indicated arrival day. Students should provide and pay for their lodging: a list of recommended hotels/apartments will be provided. Lunches and dinners will be organized and offered by the School.
G) - Fees should be paid by students and observers following the instruction and within the date indicated in the letter of admittance.
H) - Partial/full scholarships (covering registration, meals and quite exceptionally lodging) may be granted to deserving students, SIF/EPS Members, who need financial help. Such requests must be specified and justified in the recommendation letters. Scholarships will be assigned by the President of the Italian Physical Society.

Con il contributo di ENEA univerlecco