Fifth International Workshop on the Theory and Applications of the Vlasov equation

Copanello (Calabria), Italy, May 30 - June 2, 2016






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Description of the workshop:
The workshop aims at providing an up-to-date summary for scientists working in the field of Vlasov theory. The Vlasov equation is used for the modelling of a wide range of phenomena occurring in natural and laboratory plasmas, as well as in other many-particle systems displaying a collective behaviour. The present edition will focus on space and astrophysical plasmas. A special session will be devoted to the THOR mission ( of the European Space Agency, which addresses the fundamental question of turbulent energy dissipation and particle energization.


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Useful links

  1. Physics Department at University of Calabria:
  2. The Hybrid Vlasov-Maxwell solver website:
  3. Vlasovia 2013 workshop:
  4. THOR (Turbulent Heating ObserveR):

Used material: On the left, plasma turbulence generated in a tokamak from a numerical simulation (,170?lang=fr); On the right, plasma turbulence surrounding a bow shock in a hybrid-Vlasov simulation from the VLASIATOR code (M. Palmroth,, the CAD drawing of THOR (OHB-Sweden), a false color image of Cassiopeia A (Cas A) using observations from the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes as well as the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Courtesy: Walter Puccio.


Last update: November 16th, 2015