3rd International Symposium on Lightning

and Storm Related Phenomena


October 6 - 8, 2021, Virtual meeting



The Laboratory is the organizer of the 3rd International Symposium on Lightning and Storm Related Phenomena (ISL-SRP), virtual meeting by Zoom this year, October 6 - 8, 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).

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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 three days in virtual edition, October 6, 7 and 8, 2021 by Zoom app.




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.
  • A certificate of attendance will be given on request.



Virtual by Zoom :




Pascal ANDRE; Raymond BLUNDELL; Herbert BOERNER; Vladimir BYCHKOV; Robert CAMERON; Thomas CASSELL; Antoine COUSYN; Stavros DAFIS; Geert DIJKHUIS; Gaspard DUPAIN; Wilfried HEIL; Alexander KEUL; Bram KOOIJMAN; John LOWKE; Russel.J.LOWKE; Anatoly NIKITIN; Philip PAPAELIAS; Ferdinand PATT; Jaroslav PATUC; Raymond PICCOLI; Don SMITH; Valentino STRASER; Endre SZILI; Michaël TROUBAT; Kees WEVERS.

Non-speaker public guests

Christophe ASSELIN; Mathieu BROCHIER; Gilles CHARLES; Eric CHASSARD; Nouhaila ELHADDAD; Alexandra MALNUIT; Roger MORETTI; Mathieu NURET; Christophe OZOG.




  • Electrons from metastable detachment can explain the "stepped-leaders" of lightning.
    Pr. John LOWKE, University of South Australia (Australia), Russell.J. LOWKE, Endre SZILI.
  • To the vortex nature of anomalous ball lightning.
    Pr. Vladimir BYCHKOV, F.C ZEITSEV, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia).
  • Analysis of ball lightning video shot near Blagoveschensk in Russia.
    Pr. Anatoly NIKITIN, V.L. Talrose Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics at N.N. Semenov Federal Research Center for Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia).
  • On force-free eigenstates for ball lightning.

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

  • Study of the thermodynamic state of the plasma produced by lightning application to composition, thermodynamic and transport properties.
    Pr. Pascal ANDRE, Laboratoire de Physique de Clermont - UMR 6533 (France).
  • 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).

  • Luminous phenomena generated by "Plasma Channels" in the atmosphere.
    Valentino STRASER (IPKL, Belgium), Pr. Jaroslav PATUC INSEKO (Slovakia).
  • Correlation of ball lightning theories with observational evidence.

          Herbert BOERNER, (Germany).

  • Impact of global warming on thunderstorms, environmental and sustainability of a LPS.

Michaël TROUBAT, France Paratonnerres (France).


Antennes ferrites pour le réseau Blitzortung

4th International Symposium on Lightning, Thunderstorm and Atmospheric Phenomena (ISL-TAP 2023).


October 12 - 14, 2023

Bort-les-Orgues, France.

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