Workshop on
 Switches for Pulsed Power Applications

Hosted by the French-German Research Institute (ISL), this year’s annual workshop of the ISP will focus on switch technologies for pulsed power applications. This may include

 • Opening and Closing Switches
 • High Power Semiconducting Switches
 • High Voltage Gas and Vacuum Switches
 • Trigger and Protection Technologies
 • Switch Cooling
 • Assemblies and Systems

This workshop is intended to regularly provide the possibility of networking within the pulsed power community and to support the scientific/technical exchange between science, industry and students. The frame of the workshop shall provide a more intimate opportunity for social and technical interaction than a large conference. The workshop is accompanied by a lab tour (pulsed-power, railgun, clean room,.. ) at ISL and the annual member meeting of the ISP. The workshop is free of charge but a security clearance will be required to access the ISL. The time and date of the workshop have been chosen to allow participants to visit the cultural highlights of “Scheibenschlagen” (disk flinging) in Weil am Rhein on Sunday evening, the Morgenstraich (Monday 4 am) and the Guggemusic concerts (Tuesday evening) of the Carnival of Basel. Because the carnival attracts many tourists from all over the world, we recommend starting your travel preparations soon. Reservations of rooms at the Hôtel Berlioz in Saint-Louis for a special rate of 80 € (incl. breakfast) will be possible during the upcoming registration.

Preliminary agenda

Day Time Event
Sunday March 1: Sunset Scheibenschlagen
Monday March 2: 04h00 Morgenstraich
13h00 Workshop (part 1)
19h00 Dinner in Saint-Louis (sponsored for ISP members)
Tuesday March 3: 09h00 Workshop (part 2)
13h00 End of the workshop / Lunch at your own expense
14h00 ISP member meeting
15h30 Lab tour
18h00 Visit of Caneval of Basel

Further information will follow soon. Please contact us if you are interested in giving a presentation or for any other question at