University of Texas to Host Workshops in Fort Worth, Texas
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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About the conference
EPR 2013 Deadlines:
Friday, December 7
Friday, February 1
Monday, January 28
Monday, January 28
Thursday, February 7
EPR (Exploratory Plasma Research) 2013 is a continuation of the ICC series, which last met in Seattle, Washington in 2011, Princeton, New Jersey in 2010, Reno, Nevada in 2008, College Park, Maryland in 2007, Austin, Texas in 2006, Madison, Wisconsin in 2004, Seattle, Washington in 2003, and College Park, Maryland in 2002. EPR 2013 will provide a forum for an exchange of ideas through presentations and discussions on the science and status of exploratory topics in fusion energy science.
In addition to presentations on research results in our community since the last workshop, EPR 2013 will focus on a few themes to emphasize an intellectual and scientific balance of research ideas.
• Improvements for Fusion Energy Science (including better utilization of 3D magnetic fields)
• Validated Comparisons between Simulation and Experiment
• Plasma-Boundary Interactions
• Other Exploratory Plasma Research
EPR 2013 will feature plenary talks on these topics, as well as
invited talks solicited from the greater fusion energy science
The program committee will select plenary and invited talks, and in addition will solicit contributed papers describing experimental, theoretical, or computational work presently done in the EPR program, and papers describing new ideas for possible proposals. The contributed papers will be presented as posters, which will be displayed during the workshop.
This workshop encourages presentation of results and concepts that have the potential to address issues with the mainline concepts, or to lead to a second-generation practical fusion power system, complementing and supporting the important feasibility steps of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), and the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The EPR experiments also complement the mainline concepts in the advancement of fusion plasma science. These experiments test the general validity of theoretical predictions and models in plasma physics in wider parameter regimes, develop new ideas in fusion technology, and cross-fertilize with other fields of plasma science.