Welcome to the 2021 Introduction to Fusion Energy and Plasma Physics Course



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During the weeks of June 14th-25th 2021, students accepted in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program and other fusion/plasma undergraduate intenship programs throughout the US, will participate in an intensive course on plasma physics and fusion energy sciences, taught by world renowned scientists from various national and international institutions.

Due to the unusual circunstances of the 2021 Summer term, the introductory course will be fully conducted via Zoom, and in half-day sessions in order to accomodate various time zones.

The content will reflect the broad research under the Fusion Energy Sciences and Plasma Physics umbrella, including discovery plasma sciences, magnetic fusion energy, fusion materias and technology and high energy density plasmas.

Live Streaming

Registration for the course is closed, but the entire course will be streamed live, recorded, and uploaded on this site and available regardless of enrollment status.

All of the talks will be presented in the following Zoom webinar. It will go live June 14th, at 11:45amET:


All participants that want to follow along in the computational workshop should make sure they have the Anaconda Python environment installed in their computers. Follow these instructions to do so.

Due to the public nature of this event, all participants and speakers are asked to abide by a code of conduct.

Speakers

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Dr. Tyler Abrams

General Atomics
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Prof. Antoine Cerfon

NYU
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Dr. Cami S Collins

ORNL
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Prof. Bill Dorland

University of Maryland

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Dr. Sara Ferry

PSFC-MIT
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Prof. John Foster

University of Michigan
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Dr. Jerome Guterl

General Atomics
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Mr. Malcolm Handley

Strong Atomics

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Dr. Stephanie Hansen

Sandia
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Dr. Peter Heuer

Laboratory for Laser Energetics
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Prof. Amina Hussein

University of Alberta
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Prof. Royce James, CDR, USCG

USCGA/AFIT

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Prof. Lorin Matthews

Baylor University
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Dr. Elizabeth Merritt

LANL
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Dr. Nick Murphy

Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
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Dr. Heena Mutha

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

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Dr. Rosa Tatiana Niembro Hernández

Harvard Smithsonian CFA
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Prof. Felix Parra Diaz

University of Oxford
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Dr. Elizabeth Paul

PPPL
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PlasmaPy Team


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Dr. Fulvia Pucci

JPL
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Prof. Ed Thomas Jr.

Auburn University
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Dr. Kathreen Thome

General Atomics
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Prof. Amy Wendt

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Prof. Louise Willingale

University of Michigan
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Dr. Simon Woodruff

Woodruff Scientific
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Dr. Adelle Wright

PPPL
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Prof. Ellen Zweibel

UW Madison

Agenda

Eastern Time Day 1 (6/14/21) Day 2 (6/15/21) Day 3 (6/16/21) Day 4 (6/17/21) Juneteenth (6/18/2021)
12:00 PM Introduction to the Course (pptx)
Dominguez
Introduction to Plasma Physics (pptx)
Matthews
Magnetohydrodynamics
Wright
Magnetic Reconnection (pptx)
Pucci
Juneteenth
1:00 PM Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Juneteenth
1:30 PM Energy Context
Handley
Single Particle Motion (pptx)
Hussein
Turbulence
Parra Diaz
Plasmas in the Solar System
Niembro Hernández
Juneteenth
2:30 PM Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Juneteenth
3:00 PM Intro to Fusion (pptx)
Collins
Plasmas as Fluids
Cerfon
Plasma Waves (pptx)
James
Astrophysical Plasmas
Zweibel
Juneteenth
4:00 PM Adjourn Adjourn Adjourn Networking Hour Juneteenth
5:00 PM Adjourn
Eastern Time Day 5 (6/21/20) Day 6 (6/22/20) Day 7 (6/23/20) Day 8 (6/24/20) Day 9 (6/25/20)
11:30 AM Anaconda installation office hours (Zoom link to come)
Heuer
Anaconda installation office hours (Zoom link to come)
Heuer
12:00 PM Tokamaks
Thome
Plasma-Materials Interactions I
Guterl
Nuclear Materials and Radiation Damage
Ferry
Physics of Low Temperature Plasmas
Wendt
Complex Plasmas
Thomas
1:00 PM Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion
1:30 PM Stellarators
Paul
Plasma-Materials Interactions II
Abrams
Tritium Fueling, Processing, and Handling
Mutha
Laser-driven HED Plasmas
Merritt
Pulsed-Power Driven Plasmas
Hansen
2:30 PM Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion
3:00 PM Adjourn Computational Methods in Plasma Physics
Dorland
Computational Workshop
PlasmaPy Team / Murphy
Applications of Low-Temperature Plasmas
Foster
Short-Pulse Driven Relativistic Plasmas
Willingale
4:00 PM 4:30 PM: Alternative Configurations
Woodruff
Computational Workshop
PlasmaPy Team / Heuer
Networking Hour Closing comments / Adjourn
Dominguez
5:00 PM 5:30 PM: Adjourn Adjourn Adjourn