EPR/CT 2014

University of Wisconsin-Madison will host EPR/CT 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin

The workshop will be held at The Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703.

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About the conference

2014 Deadlines:

   Friday, May 30

Housing Registration:
   Monday, July 14

   Monday, July 21

AV Requests:
   Monday, July 21

Registration Cancellation:
   Thursday, July 31

The Exploratory Plasma Research Workshop is a continuation of the Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop series, which last met in Fort Worth, Texas in 2013, Seattle, Washington in 2011, Princeton, New Jersey in 2010, Reno, Nevada in 2008, College Park, Maryland in 2007, Austin, Texas in 2006, and Madison, Wisconsin in 2004. The 2014 workshop 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, the 2014 workshop 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
  • Other Exploratory Plasma Research

The 2014 workshop will feature invited talks solicited from the greater fusion energy science community on these and other topics.

The program committee will select 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.

The US-Japan Compact Torus (CT) Workshops are international meetings at which recent results from compact tori are presented. During the last 35 years, the meeting location has alternated between Japan and the USA. The workshop offers a forum for researchers of spheromaks, FRCs and other novel compact toroidal configurations to present experimental, computational and analytical results. In Japan, the CT workshops are organized through the Joint Institute for Fusion Theory, and in the USA workshops are organized with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Workshop on Exploratory Topics in Plasma and Fusion Research (EPR) and US-Japan Compact Torus (CT) Workshop
August 5-8, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin

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