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Program ~ The Exploratory Plasma and Fusion Research Workshop (EPR)

February 22-26, 2016
Location: Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Auburn, Alabama

Monday:: Tuesday:: Wednesday:: Thursday:: Friday

Monday, February 22 [top]

5:00-
8:00

 

Registration ~ Meeting Room H

6:00-
8:00

 

Reception ~ The Terrace Room

Tuesday, February 23 [top]

8:55

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks ~ Auditorium

3D in the stellarator, tokamak, and RFP
Session Chair: David Maurer

9:00

Thomas
Pedersen

First results from Wendelstein 7-X

10:00

Jeffrey
Herfindal

Control of sawtooth oscillation dynamics using externally applied stellarator transform

10:30

Stefano
Munaretto

Effect of magnetic perturbations on MST plasmas

11:00

Break

 

11:30

Kenneth
Hammond

CNT stellarator: overview of recent and ongoing research

12:00

David
Anderson

Recent Results from HSX and New Program Directions

Lunch 12:30-2:00 (on your own)

3D, fast particles and instabilities, particle energization
Session Chair: Richard Majeski

2:00

Lucas
Morton

Thermal transport in hot remnant magnetic islands

2:30

Chris
Hegna

Shear Alfvén continua and discrete modes in the presence of a magnetic island

3:00

Ales
Necas

Beam-Plasma Instabilities and the Enhancement of D-D Reactivity

3:30

Eugene
Evans

Using the SOL: LSP simulations of fast ions slowing down in cool magnetized plasma

4:00

Break

 

4:30

Marcus
Burke

Continuous, Localized Ion Heating due to Magnetic Reconnection in a low Aspect Ratio Tokamak

5:00

Ami
DuBois

Non-Classical Electron Energization Associated with Tearing Mode Reconnection in MST Plasmas

5:30

Peter
Jandovitz

Continuous emission of keV x-rays from low-pressure, low-field, low-power-RF plasma columns and significance to mirror confinement

Wednesday, February 24 [top]

Validation, measurement and simulation of MHD, transport, liner formation
Session Chair: Brian Nelson

9:00

Kyle
Morgan

Finite Beta Simulations of HIT-SI

9:30

Craig
Jacobson

Validation and Verification of MHD Models for MST Reversed Field Pinch Plasmas

10:00

Aaron
Bader

Simulations of Helium Transport in the LHD Edge

10:30

Break

 

11:00

Joseph
Triana

Measurement and Simulation of Two-Fluid Relaxation in Reversed-Field Pinch Plasmas

11:30

Jason
Cassibry

Overview of 1D and 3D modeling results on plasma-liner formation and implosion in support of plasma-jet-driven magneto-inertial fusion

Lunch 12:00-1:30 (on your own)

Startup and sustainment
Session Chair: Michel Laberge

1:30

Paolo
Micozzi

First results and perspectives of the PROTO-SPHERA experiment

2:00

Jayson
Barr

Local Helicity Injection Startup and H-mode Studies at Ultralow-A on Pegasus

2:30

Aaron
Hossack

Plasma response to sustainment with imposed-dynamo current drive in HIT-SI and HIT-SI3

3:00

Break

 

3:00-
5:30

Poster Session I

Ballroom A

6:00-
7:00

Reception

Terrace Room;  cash bar

7:00

Banquet

Terrace Room;  Speaker:  Sam Barish (OFES)

Thursday, February 25 [top]

Alternate approaches and improvements, boundary, dusty plasmas
Session Chair: Harry Mclean

9:00

Thomas
Simonen

Exploring Magnetic Mirror Confinement Configurations

9:30

Hiroshi
Gota

Overview of C-2U Field-Reversed Configuration Experiments

10:00

Michel
Laberge

Acoustically driven Magnetized Target Fusion at General Fusion

10:30

Break

 

11:00

Richard
Majeski

Flat temperature profiles and the implications of very high edge temperatures in the Lithium Tokamak eXperiment (LTX)

11:30

Edward
Thomas

The Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX) as a platform for basic and applied plasma physics research

Lunch 12:00-1:30 (on your own)

1:30-
4:00

Poster Session II

Ballroom A

3:00

Break

 

4:15-
5:45

Auburn Lab
Tours

CTH, MDPX, ALEXIS
Walk to lab sites.

Friday, February 26 [top]

To infinity and beyond, advancing fusion science, Z pinch
Session Chair: Hiroshi Gota

9:00

Glen
Wurden

Fusion Rockets for Planetary Defense

9:30

Thomas
Jarboe

Applying the new HIT results to other plasmas

10:00

James
Duff

Evidence for density-gradient-driven trapped-electron modes in improved confinement RFP plasmas

10:30

Break

 

11:00

Brian
Nelson

Scaling of the Sheared-Flow Stabilized Z-Pinch: The Fusion Z-Pinch Experiment "FuZE"

11:30

Harry
Mclean

Conceptual Shear-flow Stabilized Z-pinch scaled to Reactor Conditions

Workshop Adjourns 12:00