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2009 Aerospace Thematic Workshop

Fundamentals of Aerodynamic Flow and Combustion Control by Plasmas

October 11-16 Les Houches Physics School, France

The 2009 AEROSPACE THEMATIC WORKSHOP on "Fundamentals of Aerodynamic-Flow and Combustion Control by Plasmas" will take place during the week October 11 – 16 in Les Houches Physics School, a magnificent and famous conference centre in the French Alps ( This conference is the second of a cycle of conferences dedicated to the fundamental issues in basic scientific disciplines of importance to aeronautics and space development. The first edition was held in Villa Monastero, Italy, in 2007 (

This year the conference is managed by a team from the Paris region, with Christophe Laux (Chairman, Ecole Centrale), Svetlana Starikovskaia (vice-Chair, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique) and Jean-Pierre Taran (local organisation, Onera). 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.


The nominal registration fee is 430 euros. The fee increases to 500 euros if not submitted with the registration card (see below) before September 18. It can be reduced to 230 euros for NIS country nationals and to 180 euros for students upon request and if the conference budget permits.

The fee does not include accommodations, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks (from Sunday 11 to Friday 16 October). These, which are set at 365 euros (flat rate for the whole week), will have to be paid directly to the School onsite.

Limited support in terms of fee reduction is available to residents of NIS countries and students. Contact Jean-Pierre Taran (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

Relevant documents

The Application Form must be used to apply for participation to the workshop. Do not send payment with the form. When your application is accepted, you will be sent a registration card and an invoice. It is at that time that you will be asked to send the registration fee.

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 or .pdf
Poster-Submission Form: download .pdf

Download the programme of invited lectures


C. Laux Christophe.Laux /@/ em2c
S. Starikovskaia svetlana.starikovskaya /@/
J-P. Taran Jean-Pierre.Taran /@/

We look forward to meeting you at Les Houches!


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 (



Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (



Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (