Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy 2017

Course 4 - Advances in Basic Energy Issues


INFN Centro Fermi Camera di Commercio Lecco
Fondazione AEM Edison

L. Cifarelli - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Bologna, INFN, Sezione di Bologna (Italy)
F. Wagner - MPI für Plasmaphysik, Greifswald (Germany)

Scientific Secretary:
G. Alimonti - INFN, Sezione di Milano (Italy)

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, thus addressing today's most relevant energy issues. The potential of the vatious technologies will be presented but also the need for more research and development to fully unfold them 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 of 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, others have the need to import electricity; 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. In order to meet these goals, most EU 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 improvement 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 discussion. It brings together scientists working in various energy related areas. The following fields will be covered by lectures or seminars: solar photovoltaic, hydro, wind, biomass, fossils, fission, fusion, energy saving technology, environment and climate issues along with other topics where physics play 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 you are interested in energy technology or even working in this field, we would encourage you to sign up.

Many fellowships for participating in this School will be available.

Chemical energy
CO2 neutral fuels
Energy economy
Energy materials
Energy saving technology
Environment and climate
Fission energy
Fossil energy
Geothermal power
Intermittent RES integration
Life cycle analysis
Materials shortage
Network and powering systems
Photovoltaic materials and devices
Wind energy
World energy resources

Lecturers (already confirmed)
G. Alimonti - INFN, Sezione di Milano (Italy)
L. Bengtsson - Environmental Systems Science Centre, University of Reading (UK)
A. Clerici - CESI, Milano (Italy)
G. Erdmann - Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
M. Fiala - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie ed Ambientali, Università di Milano (Italy)
F. Forastiere - UOC Epidemiologia Eziologica ed Occupazionale, Dipartimento di Epidemiologia SSR Lazio, Roma (Italy)
H. Geckeis - Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie, INE (Germany)
A.P.H. Goede - DIFFER, Nieuwegein (The Netherlands)
A. Manzella - Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse del CNR, Pisa (Italy)
M. Marchionna - SAIPEM, Innovation, Systems and Corporate Marketing, San Donato Milanese, MI (Italy)
D. Moneta – RSE Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico SpA, Milano (Italy)
R. O'Hayre - Colorado School of Mines, Golden (USA)
J. Ongena - Laboratory for Plasma Physics, Ecole Royale Militaire, Brussels, LPP/ERM-KMS, Association (Belgium)
R. Pitz-Paal - Institute of Solar Research German Aerospace Center, Köln (Germany)
M. Ripani - INFN, Sezione di Genova (Italy)
T. Taylor - CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
A. Terrasi - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania, CNR-IMM (Italy)
O. Vidal - Université de Grenoble (France)
F. Wagner - Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Greifswald (Germany)
H.-J. Wagner - Institut für Energietechnik, Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany)
D. Weissbach - Institut für Festkörper-Kernphysik, Berlin (Germany)


21 July
22 July
23 July
24 July
25 July
26 July
9.00-10.00 Alimonti
H.J. Wagner
Wind Energy
Energy Materials
Health Issues
Biomass & Biofuel
Nuclear Waste
10.00-11.00 Vidal
Resources & Limits
Solar Energy
Health Issues
F. Wagner
Variable-RES integration
Fission Energy
Coffee Break
11.30-12.30 Pitz-Paal
Solar Energy
Energy Economy
Variable-RES integration
Fossil Energy, Shale oil & gas
Fermi and the beginning of nuclear physics
14.30-15.30 Moneta
Smart Grids
Smart Grids
CO2 neutral fuels
Nuclear Energy in the World
15.30-16.30 Taylor
Electricity storage
Electricity storage
Fuel Cells
Biomass & Biofuel
Fuel Cells
17.00-18.00 Manzella
Geothermal power
Energy Economy
Fission Energy
On the 21st, the school Directors presentation will start at 9 am and finish in 15 minutes: the lectures in the morning of the 21st are postponed by 15 minutes.

NEW deadline for Application: 15 June 2017

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
G. Alimonti
INFN, Sezione di Milano
Via Celoria 16
20133 Milano (Italy)
Tel.: +39-02-50317363
Fax: +39-02-50317624

Arrival day: Thursday, 20 July 2017

Opening of the Course: Friday, 21 July 2017

Closing of the Course: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Participation fee: € 900,00 (for attendance, board, lodging and Lecture Notes)

Application Form

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) – 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: Thursday, 20 July. Accommodation for the students will be provided in shared rooms with 2 beds in hotels/apartments at Varenna. Meals will be organized by the School.
F) – Fees should be paid by students and observers following the instruction and within the date indicated in the letter of admittance.
G) – Full/partial scholarships will 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.

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