This year’s Fusion Frontiers and Interfaces workshop took place at the York Plasma Institute from 25 to 27 April 2016. This was a postgraduate workshop exploring the frontiers of fusion research and the interfaces with related disciplines through presentations and discussion. The workshop provided students and post-doctoral researchers with the opportunity to interact with world-class international fusion scientists, to learn about front-line fusion science and technology and to explore future career options.
The workshop was attended by PhD students from the Fusion CDT, and also by students currently taking the MSc Fusion Energy at University of York. External students were also welcome and five of them attended, coming from four different universities. Bursaries were available to help with the travel and accommodation costs for eligible external students.
When the speakers finished on the Wednesday lunchtime, YPI students then led their own conference for the rest of the week, where they gave talks about their research, organised a poster session and social events.
The agenda from the event is shown below.
Frontiers in Fusion Interfaces Workshop Agenda
|Time||Speaker||Home Institution||Talk Title|
|Monday 25 April 2016|
|9.00||Andrew Kirk||Culham Centre for Fusion Energy||Plasma ELM eruption studies and controlling transport in tokamaks|
|11.00||Marco Wischmeier||Max Planck Institut fur PlasmaPhysik, Garching||Power exhaust in magnetic fusion devices: a challenge for interpretative tools|
|13.30||Steve Donnelly||University of Huddersfield||Real Time Observation of Radiation Damage Processes in Solids|
|15.30||Bruce Remington||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||High energy density science research on laser-fusion facilities|
|Tuesday 26 April 2016|
|9.00||Dennis Whyte||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge||Magnetic Fusion reactor design and the role of technology|
|11.00||Dan Clery||Science magazine||Fusion – why is it so hard to make others understand?|
|13.30||Ursel Fantz||Max Planck Institut fur
|Physics and Diagnostics of Negative Ion Sources for Fusion|
|15.30||Ute Ebert||Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven||Streamers, sparks and lightning: high quantum energies in strongly transient gas discharges|
|Wednesday 27 April 2016|
|9.00||Rudi Neu||Technical University Munich||Towards improved tungsten materials for Fusion applications|
|11.00||Rip Collins||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||Microphysics of inertial fusion|