3rd International Symposium on Lightning

and Storm Related Phenomena


October 6 and 7, 2021, Aurillac, France



The Laboratory is the organizer of the 3rd International Symposium on Lightning and Storm Related Phenomena (ISL-SRP) which will take place in the congress center of Aurillac (France), October 6 and 7, 2021.

The Lightning Research Laboratory is an independent scientific research, study, scientific dissemination and scientific publications organization, defined as Sientific Society, a non-profit organization (NPO).



The International Symposium on Lightning and Storm Related Phenomena (ISL-SRP) is a meeting organized by the Laboratoire de Recherche sur la Foudre (Lightning Research Laboratory).

This event is intended to promote interdisciplinary exchanges between scientists in the fields of lightning and thunderstorms, and to present the work in progress in the thematic areas covered. It will take place over two days in Aurillac (France), October 6 and 7, 2021 at the congress center.




The symposium is open only to professional researchers working in the field, and other who contribute actively to our understanding of lightning and storm related phenomena.




  • The study of lightning and its effects.
  • Ball lightning.
  • Thunderstorm prediction and modeling.
  • Lightning detection.
  • Observation of thunderstorms from space.
  • Phenomena link to lightning and thunderstorm.
  • Lightning medical research.
  • Sociological or ethnological aspects of lightning and thunderstorms.




The symposium will take the form of contributed oral presentations, each 20 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Presentations in English.




  • Participation in the symposium is free, only upon registration.
  • Each participant is responsible for transportation, accommodation and meals.
  • A certificate of attendance will be given on request.
  • Coffee breaks and the symposium closing cocktail are offered and included in the registration.




  • Title of the communication.
  • Name, first name and e-mail of the author and all coauthors with Institution/organization attachment.
  • Key words 3 to 5.
  • Thematic area.
  • Summary of the communication in 5000 signs maximum, including spaces. Possibility to include drawings, diagrams and illustrations.




  • Registrations opening & first call for abstracts : In progress.
  • Deadline for submissions : August 15, 2021.
  • Publication of the program : Updated on real time.
  • Registrations closing : September 10 , 2021.




The Symposium will take place at the "Les Carmes" Congress Center in Aurillac (Cantal, France), in the heart of the city.

All amenities are within walking distance : hotels, restaurants and sights...

Aurillac is served by plane from Paris and by train.




Registrations are made with our partner Hermès Méditerranée, a platform for orientation and management of scientific and artistic cultural events which manages the logistics and registrations for the Symposium.

OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM           (Updated january 05, 2021)


  • On force-free eigenstates for ball lightning

Pr. Geert DIJKHUIS, Convectron N.V (The Netherlands)


  • Biological Effects Provide Evidence of Ball Lightning Generation from Antimatter Meteors

Pr. Philip PAPAELIAS, Department of astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics Faculty of Physics, School of natural Sciences. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece).

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