Submit a new abstract for the 2014 workshop.

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Participants are asked to categorize their presentations by the areas of configuration improvement and/or the areas of plasma science, which can be addressed by exploratory plasma research. Of course, any improvement must be achieved while maintaining adequate confinement.

Abstracts must be submitted via the website by Friday, May 30. The submission should designate a category addressed in your abstract (see categories 1.0 through 4.0 below). Authors whose abstract is selected for an oral presentation will be notified July 2014. Abstracts not selected for an oral presentation will be presented as a poster presentation.

Poster board size: 4 feet by 8 feet
These are free-standing poster boards.

Submitting Your Abstract

  • Abstracts must comply with the style guidelines.
  • Abstracts should be submitted as a text document (i.e., Word document).
  • Abstract character count is limited to 2000 characters, which includes spaces, punctuation, references, and footnotes.

Uploading Your Abstract

After your abstract has been received and appears on the Proceedings page you have the option to upload your presentation using LaTex and converting it to a pdf document.

2014 Categories

1.0 Improvements for Fusion Energy Science: This category includes ideas and configurations that reduce operational and maintenance complexity, and increase the attractiveness of a fusion reactor.
1.1. Simply connected
1.2. Higher beta
1.3. Control of plasma disruption
1.4. Plasma-Boundary Interactions

2.0 Validated Comparisons between Simulation and Experiment: The topic of validation and uncertainty quantification of computer simulations is becoming more important. How can we introduce error bars in the results of plasma simulations to better quantify the comparisons between simulation and experiment?

3.0 Three-Dimensional Magnetic Geometries: 3D topologies, imposed by external field coils or emerging spontaneously, are growing in importance in fusion research worldwide, and the approaching first plasma in W7-X heightens this importance. What are the important questions in 3D that can be addressed by the EPR community?

4.0 Other Exploratory Plasma Research

Audiovisual (AV) Equipment
All oral sessions will be equipped with one LCD projector and a screen, a wireless microphone, and one laser pointer. A fee will be charged for any additional AV equipment.

Please note that LCD projection may be subject to software and hardware problems. Presenters can become familiar with the equipment by arriving thirty minutes prior to their session. Speakers using LCD projection should bring their own laptop to ensure connectivity to the projector.

Additional AV equipment, if needed, must be paid for with a check before the start of a presenter’s session. Please email additional AV equipment requests to Saralyn Stewart, stewart@physics.utexas.edu, by Monday, July 21. Checks must be in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. All prices for AV equipment are set by The Madison Concourse Hotel. Click here for the AV Equipment List.

Poster presenters who wish to show electronic projection should bring their personal laptop with their presentation already uploaded, plus power cords or any proprietary cords required for their use. Small tables for laptops are complimentary and will be available upon request at each poster. Poster presenters requiring extension cords and power strips will be charged a nominal fee when provided by The Madison Concourse Hotel.

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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