20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference 2004
1st-6th November 2004
The 20th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Fusion Energy Conference (FEC) was held in Vilamoura , Portugal , from 1 to 6 November 2004. The Instituto Superior Técnico through the Centro de Fusão Nuclear on behalf of the Portuguese Government and the Association EURATOM/IST hosted the conference. The IAEA wishes to express its gratitude to the host.
More than 600 delegates representing 33 countries and three international organizations attended the Fusion Energy Conference 2004. The Programme Committee accepted a total of some 437 papers for presentation at the conference.
The conference was opened by welcome speeches from Prof. W. Burkart (IAEA), Prof. C. Varandas (CFN) and Eng. P. Sampaio Nunes (Portuguese, Secretary of State of Science and Innovation), followed by 3 contributions to the traditional "Fusion Pioneers Memorial Session" presented by Prof. C.M. Ferreira (Portugal), Prof. Sir C. Llewellyn-Smith (UKAEA) and Prof. Y. Shimomura (ITER).
The scientific experimental and theoretical papers have been grouped with respect to the following themes: Overview on magnetic and inertial fusion; Advanced Scenarios and Steady State; Edge Localized Modes; Fusion Technology; Transport Theory; Beta Limits; Hybrid Scenarios; H-mode and Transport; ITER; Alfvén Modes and Wave Heating; Operational Limits and Momentum Transport; Energetic Particles and Stability; Neoclassical Tearing Modes; Transport and Turbulence; Inertial Fusion; Configuration Effects and Transport; and Plasma-wall Interaction.
The conference adjourned with the announcement of the next IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, which will be held for the first time in the People's Republic of China, in the city of Chengdu, October 16-22, 2006. Information will be available through this link.
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