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The Symposium on Thermoacoustics in Combustion (SoTiC 2021), sponsored by the Technical University of Munich, took place virtually from 6-10 September 2021. The organization of this year’s symposium was a collaboration of Mirko Bothien and Luca Magri, the current IAS Fellows, with the Thermodynamics Institute, supported by a Scientific and an Organizing Committee and with contributions from the EU Training Networks MAGISTER and ANNULiGhT. 170 participants attended the symposium, with 64 papers presented representing 12 countries. 

The symposium attracted interest from the technical and scientific community working in the field of combustion instabilities. Attendees enjoyed a week of interesting presentations on current research in the field of combustion instabilities in gas turbines and rocket engines that was inspiring and useful for the future research and development work of the participants. Since almost all presentations were held live and the opportunity for networking in the virtual “coffee” room with its discussion rooms was actively used, there was a very open and communicative atmosphere throughout the entire week, which at times made attendees forget the virtual format. 

The organizers give special thanks to all authors who contributed papers to the symposium, as well as the five invited speakers who provided specific views and experiences on combustion instabilities: Bruno Schuermans, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Aimee Morgans, Imperial College London, United Kingdom; Marco Zedda, Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom; Thierry Poinsot, CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France; Jonas Moeck, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. 

SoTiC 2023 is planned to take place in Zurich, Switzerland. 

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