Welcome to the 2024 Introduction to Plasma and Fusion Course



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During the weeks of June 10th-21st 2024, PPPL will virtually host an intensive course on plasma and fusion energy sciences, taught by world renowned scientists from various national and international institutions. The course is targeted at undergraduate students interested in plasma physics and fusion energy science and is open to public at large.

Registration is free and participants that attend the full course will receive a certificate of completion.

The introductory course will be fully conducted via Zoom, and in half-day sessions (12PM-4PM ET) 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 materials and technology and high energy density plasmas.

Live Streaming

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:


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. Rhea Barnett

ORNL
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Dr. Luis Felipe Delgado Aparicio

PPPL
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Prof. Steffi Diem

UW Madison
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Dr. Arturo Dominguez

PPPL

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Dr. Vinicius Duarte

PPPL
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Dr. Brenda Garcia-Diaz

SRNL
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Dr. Monica Gehrig

ORNL
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Dr. Yashika Ghai

ORNL

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Dr. Chris Hansen

Columbia University
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Dr. Peter Heuer

Laboratory for Laser Energetics
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Heather Jackson

ARPA-E
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Dr. Philipp Kempski

Princeton University

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Dr. Heath LeFevre

U. of Michigan
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Prof. Amanda Lietz

NC State University
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Dr. Auna Moser

General Atomics
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Dr. Nick Murphy

Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

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Dr. Jason Parisi

PPPL
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Dr. Eli Parke

TAE
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Dr. Matthew Parsons

PPPL
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Prof. Josefine Proll

Eindhoven University of Technology

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Dr. Hanna Schamis

PPPL
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Dr. Raspberry Simpson

LLNL
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Prof. Bhuvana Srinivasan

University of Washington
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Dr. Leopoldo Soto

Comisión Chilena
de Energía Nuclear

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Sam Wurzel

Fusion Energy Base
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Dr. Muni Zhou

Institute for Advanced Study
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PlasmaPy Team

Agenda

Eastern Time Day 1 (6/10/24) Day 2 (6/11/24) Day 3 (6/12/24) Day 4 (6/13/24) Day 5 (6/14/24)
12:00 PM Introduction to the Course
Dominguez
Introduction to Plasma Physics I (pptx)
Duarte
Plasma Waves (pptx)
Barnett
Stellarators
Proll
Heating a Plasma
Diem
1:00 PM Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion
1:30 PM Introduction to Fusion
Srinivasan
Introduction to Plasma Physics II (Single Particle Motion) (pptx) (Handwritten Notes)
Dominguez
Plasma Turbulence
Parisi
Tokamaks (pptx)
Moser
Inertial Fusion Energy (pptx) (Dr. Simpson's talk will be uploaded following an LLNL review)
Simpson
2:30 PM Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion
3:00 PM Fusion in a Social Context
Jackson
Plasmas as a Fluid (pptx)
Parsons
Introduction to Plasma Focus Device and Applications (pptx)
Soto
Alternate Fusion Concepts
Parke
Magnetic Reconnection (pptx)
Zhou
4:00 PM Adjourn Adjourn Adjourn Adjourn Adjourn
Eastern Time Day 6 (6/17/24) Day 7 (6/18/24) Day 8 (6/19/24) Day 9 (6/20/24) Day 10 (6/21/24)
12:00 PM Astrophysical Plasmas (key)
Kempski
Fusion Fuel Cycle
Garcia-Diaz
Juneteenth Computational Workshop: PlasmaPy I (resources)
Murphy
The Z Challenge, Radiation and Diagnostics
Delgado-Aparicio
1:00 PM Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Juneteenth Break/
PMI/Schamis Hallway Discussion
Break/Hallway Discussion
1:30 PM High Energy Density Plasmas
LeFevre
Fusion Blankets (pptx)
Gehrig
Juneteenth Computational Workshop: PlasmaPy II (resources)
Heuer
Integrated Plasma Modeling
Ghai
2:30 PM Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion Juneteenth Break/Hallway Discussion Break/Hallway Discussion
3:00 PM Low-Temperature Plasmas (pptx)
Lietz
Plasma-Material Interactions (pptx)
Schamis
Juneteenth Computational Workshop: TokaMaker (resources)
Hansen
Quantifying progress towards fusion energy gain: the Lawson criterion
Wurzel
4:00 PM Adjourn NETWORKING SESSION / Adjourn Juneteenth Adjourn Adjourn