RESEARCH & REVIEW SEMINARS- Fridays @10 am in T169, Theory Conference Room
The goals of these seminars are to prepare for upcoming review of 5 year research plan of the Theory Department, update the PPPL Theory Department on progress of individual research and future plans, and disseminate this information broadly throughout the department.
Some presentaions are at the bottom of this page
May 8, 2015- Harry Mynick
Title: "Turbulent optimization of stellarators & tokamaks"
May 1, 2015- Allan Reiman
Title: “Cross-Benchmarking and Validation Initiative for Tokamak 3D Equilibrium Calculations"
April 17, 2015- W. W. Lee
Title: "Particle Simulation, Gyrokinetics, Turbulence and Beyond"
April 3, 2015- Roscoe White
Title: “MHD Modes in NSTX"
March 6, 2015- Eun-Hwa Kim
Title:"Waves in the ion cyclotron frequency range at Earth and Mercury"
Feburary 6, 2015- Stuart Hudson
Title: "From Chirikov's island overlap criterion, to cantori, and ghost-surfaces"
January 23, 2015- Peter Damiano
Title: Electron acceleration by Alfven waves in the magnetosphere
Jaunary 9, 2015- Stewart Zweben
Title: "Edge Turbulence in Tokamaks"
Januray 31st- Igor Kaganoivich
February 7th- Nikolai Gorelenkov
Title: "Predictive modeling in Energetic Particle Research".
February 14-Guoyong Fu
Title: "Studies of energetic particle-driven modes and energetic particle transport via kinetic-MHDhybrid simulation”.
February 28, 2014- Allen Boozer
Title: “Halo Currents in NSTX”
March 7, 2014-Stephane Ethier
Title: “The assessment of impact on PPPL codes of GPU-based computer architecture”
March 21, 2014- C.S. Chang
Title: “Full-f Gyrokinetic XGC1: Present Status and Future Plans”
April 4, 2014- Greg Hammett
Title: “Developing an Edge Gyrokinetic Code with Advanced Discontinuous Galerkin Algorithms”
April 11, 2014- John Krommes
Title: “Progress in the Understanding of Zonal-Flow Physics”
April 18, 2014- Stephen Jardin
Title: Extended MHD Studies with the M3D-C1 code
May 2, 2014- Will Fox
"High-energy-density physics and laboratory astrophysics experiments with laser-produced plasmas”
June 20, 2014- Elena Belova
"Using the HYM code for numerical simulations of NSTX and FRC"
September 5, 2014- Fatima Ebrahimi
Title: Extended MHD Studies of Flow-Driven and Reconnecting Instabilities in Toroidal Plasmas
October 17, 2014- Sam Lazerson
Title: Numerical optimization of tokamak and stellarator equilibrium
November 14, 2014- David Gates
Title: "The Origin of Tokamak Density Limit Scalings"
November 21, 2014- Yi-Min Huang
Title: "Plasma Instabilities in Large-Scale Magnetic Reconnection, Formation of Plasmoids and Supra-Arcade Downflows"
December 19, 2014 Ilya Dodin
Title: " Variational Methods in Modeling Plasma Waves: Basic Physics and Applications"