Euroatom FP7

The ADAS-EU Training Course 26 September – 4 October 2012

Guidance on ADAS, atomic calculations and their application to fusion plasmas

CEA, Cadarache, France


This is an intensive, tailored course for those requiring comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the ADAS Atomic Data and Analysis Structure, atomic calculations associated with it and guidance on their embedding in fusion application. It is assumed that participants on the course are engaged in fusion plasma analysis, diagnostics or models and are probably already at work on applications where ADAS atomic data and modelling inputs might be appropriate. The course, as well as providing lectures and guided tuition, will allow the course tutors and other participants to assist in some of these participant inspired applications. By the end of the course, it is hoped participants will be will be able to act in an advisory capacity on ADAS at their home laboratories.

Eligibility and numbers

The course is open to researchers in the area of magnetic confinement fusion at associated laboratories of the European Fusion Programme (EURATOM) or at European Universities. Participants may also be nominated by any institution, world-wide, which is a member of the ADAS Project. The maximum number of participants is ten. Preference will be given to persons who can attend the full course. There is no other participant selection process. Applications received after the lists are filled will be reserved in order of receipt, in case places are freed in either of the first two categories.

Time and place for the course

The course will take place at CEA located in Cadarache, France. It will commence at 14:00 on Wednesday 26 September and finish at 17.00 on Thursday 4 October. The course begins immediately following the annual ADAS workshop. It is expected that participants will attend for the full duration of the course. Each day will have a number of lectures and hands-on tutorial sessions. Round table discussions on participants interests are a key feature of ADAS-EU training courses.

Access to CEA site

Security is important at Cadarache and advanced notice is required for visitors. We need confirmation before 6th September to complete administrative issues.

Accommodation and travel

Details on the travelling to CEA at Cadarache are here.

The closest airport is Marseille (MRS) and there is a TGV station in nearby Aix-en-Provence. There are buses from the airport to Aix and from there to Cadarache during the week. Travel by public transport during the weekend is more difficult.

Please contact the organizers if you require accommodation. We will stay either in Aix or in one of the villages closer to the laboratory.


There is no charge for the ADAS-EU course. Participants in the course will be able to use the cafeteria and restaurant facilities of the laboratory.


The course will be delivered by ADAS-EU personnel: Prof. H. P. Summers, Dr. M.G. O'Mullane, Dr. Fran Guzmán and Dr. Alessandra Giunta.

Course outline

The course is divided into five parts:

  • Day 1: Introduction and setup
  • Day 2: Basic and intermediate ADAS use
  • Day 3: Fundamental data production with ADAS
  • Day 4: Population dynamics and ionisation state
  • Day 5: Introduction to molecular models and data in ADAS
  • Day 6: Embedding ADAS codes and data into models
  • Day 7: Charge exchange and beam models. Course review

Each ADAS-EU training course has a theme — for this course we will introduce a new element of ADAS, the population modelling of molecular species.

In addition to formal lectures there are hands-on tutorial sessions with exercise sheets and worked examples. Each day there will be a session dedicated to each participant's area of interest. Around 30 minutes will be available for the participant to introduce and summarise his/her area. The follow-up discussion will engage all participants and tutors. It is planned that a person with ADAS experience suited to each participant's special topic will be identified to help in alignment of ADAS capabilities with the participant's topic. The course will have time slots available for the participant and tutor to work on these areas.


The ADAS-EU course is organized by the University of Strathclyde with the support of le Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA). Correspondence and general organization queries will be handled by:

Francisco Guzmán
CEA – Cadarache
b. 508/127
13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance
francisco.guzman -at-

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