International School for Space Simulations

The 14th International School for Space Simulations (ISSS-14) will take place from September 12-16th, 2022 in a full online format.

Background: the International School/Symposium for Space Simulations (ISSS) has a legacy of more than 35 years and the program is designed for the teaching of space plasma simulation techniques and sharing of state-of-the-art simulation advances and results with researchers in plasma physics. ISSS-14 will bring together the most recent observational results, theoretical advances and numerical simulations to address the outstanding problems in space physics. ISSS-14 is open to all members of the scientific community, with participation by graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and young scientists particularly encouraged. 

The International School/Symposium for Space Simulations (ISSS) was first held in Kyoto, Japan in 1982, and for many years was guided by UCLA Physics Professor M. Ashour-Abdalla (USA) and Professors H. Matsumoto and T. Sato (Japan), and Professor R. Gendrin (France). Since then the School/Symposium has regularly been held approximately every 2 to 3 years rotating between North America, Asia and Europe, educating generations of young space plasma scientists in numerical simulations.

In keeping with the spirit that has been fostered by ISSS over the years, we have decided to hold ISSS-14 even in the Covid-19 situations, as an online-based school on space simulations.

Objectives: for students, ISSS provides a view into the different types of simulations and a chance to meet with a large fraction of the simulators expert in the field. The conference will concentrate on problems that are important to Geospace researchers,  and teach the next generation of undergraduate and graduate students both the basics and more sophisticated simulation techniques with the ability to apply them to understanding satellite data and space plasma physics processes in general. 

Topics:  the school and poster session will be integrated so that tutorial/practical sessions on various types of plasma simulation models including: 

School part:  Lectures and Tutorial (Some tutorials include “hands-on” exercises)
  1. Explicit PIC
  2. MHD
  3. Hybrid
  4. Vlasov
  5. Test particle
  6. Gyro kinetic
  7. Delta-f
  8. Implicit PIC
  9. Interlock
   Online poster session:
  • Solar Physics
  • Inner Magnetosphere
  • Magnetic Reconnection
  • M-I Coupling
  • Planets & Moon Environment
  • Nonlinear Wave-Particle Interactions
  • Turbulence
  • Shocks & Boundaries
  • Space Missions

We look forward to seeing you online in September 2022!


September 12-16th, 2022


Full online