2011 ATW, Fundamentals of Aerodynamic Flow and Combustion Control by Plasmas

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2011 Aerospace Thematic Workshop at Les Houches

Fundamentals of Aerodynamic Flow and Combustion Control by Plasmas

Les Houches Physics School, France

The 2011 AEROSPACE THEMATIC WORKSHOP on "Fundamentals of Aerodynamic-Flow and Combustion Control by Plasmas" will take place during the week March 27 – April 1 at Les Houches Physics School, a magnificent and famous conference centre in the French Alps (http://w3houches.ujf-grenoble.fr/index-en.html). This conference is the third of a cycle of conferences dedicated to the fundamental issues in the scientific disciplines relevant to aeronautics and space development. The first edition was held in Villa Monastero, Italy, in 2007, and the second in Les Houches in 2009.
The conference is managed by a team from the Paris region, with Svetlana Starikovskaia (Chairperson, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique), Christophe Laux (vice-Chair, Ecole Centrale), Igor Adamovich (OSU), Walter Lempert (OSU), and Jean-Pierre Taran (local organisation, Onera) and a Steering Committee composed of Professors J. D. Kelley (University of Minesota), D. Knight (Rutgers) and S. Leonov (IHED). Presentations will address fundamental issues, experimental challenges, measurement methods and advanced numerical simulation. The attachments are intended to facilitate your application to and preparation for the workshop. Feel free to disseminate this information to interested people.


Regular (early bird) fee: 430 euros if application is received by 14 March.

Fee increases to 500 euros on 15 March.

NIS country nationals: 230 euros regardless of date;

Students: 180 euros upon request.


The fee will have to be paid directly to the Ecole de Physique onsite either in cash, by cheque or credit card (except American Express). Scientists working in French research and academic establishments can also have payment executed in advance by the procedure called “bon de commande”. Should it be necessary, their administration should fill a “fiche client” that I shall be pleased to supply upon request. In case of doubt, they should contact the Ecole de Physique for details (tel:+33 (0)4 50 54 40 69, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The fee does not include accommodations, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks (from Sunday 27 March to Friday 1 April). These, which are set at 365 euros (flat rate for the whole week), will also have to be paid directly to the School as explained above.

Contact Jean-Pierre Taran (Jean-Pierre.Taran /@/ onera.fr) for more information.

Relevant documents

The Application Form must be used to apply for participation to the workshop. When your application is accepted, you will be notified via email.

If you wish to apply, fax or e-mail the Application Form to Jean-Pierre Taran soon because we anticipate that the workshop will be over-subscribed (maximum attendance is 70).

The Poster-Submission Form is required if you wish to submit a poster presentation. Complete information concerning posters is contained on that form.

Application form: download .doc.

Poster-Submission Form: download .doc or .pdf

You may download the programme of invited lectures.[Updated on 22 March 2011]


S. Starikovskaia svetlana.starikovskaya /@/ lpp.polytechnique.fr
C. Laux Christophe.Laux /@/ em2c.ecp.fr
J-P. Taran Jean-Pierre.Taran /@/ onera.fr

We look forward to meeting you at Les Houches!


Les Houches Physics School, is located near the city of Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc. Skiing is possible in March and lifts are located within walking distance of the School. Weather permitting, a half-day outing down the famous Vallée Blanche, starting from Aiguille du Midi, will be organised for experienced skiers. The school features half a dozen double rooms for couples.


We wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this conference: European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, United States Air Force Research Laboratory (www.london.af.mil), CNRS (www.cnrs.fr) and Onera (www.onera.fr).