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

August 1-4, 2017
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, Vancouver, British Columbia
Program as a PDF document.

Tuesday:: Wednesday:: Thursday:: Friday

Tuesday, August 1 [top]

8:45

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks ~ Harbourfront Ballroom I
Christofer Mowry (General Fusion, CEO);  Brett Chapman (EPR, Chair)

Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly
Session Chair: Mike Brown


9:00

Manjit
Kaur

Magnetothermodynamics of fusion targets

9:30

Seo
Byonghoon

Investigation of magnetized target fusion adiabatic compression and heating using collision of an MHD-driven jet with a target cloud

10:00

Paul
Bellan

Hard X-rays observed associated with magnetic reconnection of the collisional plasma jet produced by a coaxial magnetized plasma gun (spheromak gun)

10:30

Break

 

11:00

Brian
Nelson

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

11:30

Harry
Mclean

A Reactor Development Scenario for the FUZE Shear-flow Stabilized Z-pinch

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

3D, reconstruction, neutron production, heating and trapping with rf
Session Chair: Hiroshi Gota


1:30

Heinrich
Laqua

The first operation phase of the Wendelstein7-X stellarator and its near future scientific program

2:00

Cihan
Akcay

A Brief History of the Electrostatically Driven Helical Plasma State at Tibbar Plasma Technologies

2:30

Chris
Hansen

Reconstruction of axisymmetric plasma equilibria with 3D eddy currents

3:00

Break

 

3:30

Cary
Forest

A High Field GDT Neutron Factory for Academic and Industrial Applications

4:00

Andrew
Seltzman

Observation of Electron Bernstein Wave Heating in the RFP

4:30

Nathaniel
Hicks

Trapping Quasi-neutral Plasma with RF Multipole Structures

 

Wednesday, August 2 [top]

Improved confinement, shocks, fueling and alternate fuel
Session Chair: Dick Majeski


9:00

Dennis
Boyle

Analysis of low recycling discharges with improved confinement and a hot edge in the Lithium Tokamak Experiment

9:30

Zichuan
Xing

Ion energy balance in enhanced-confinement reversed-field pinch plasmas

10:00

Thomas
Weber

Laboratory stagnation of supersonic magnetized plasma flows

10:30

Break

 

11:00

Chijin
Xiao

Compact Torus Injection experiments on the STOR-M Tokamak

11:30

Robert Bourque

Methane Targets for Inertial Fusion

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

Advanced startup
Session Chair: Harry McLean


1:30

Paolo
Micozzi

Obtainment of the Phase1 full performances in PROTO-SPHERA and future perspectives of the experiment

2:00

Fatima
Ebrahimi

Three-dimensional plasmoid-mediated reconnection in tokamaks

2:30

Justin
Perry

Non-solenoidal Tokamak Startup and Near-Unity Toroidal Beta Using High-Field-Side Local Helicity Injection on the Pegasus ST

3:00

Break

 

3:00-
5:00

Poster Session I

Ballroom II/III

6:00-
7:00

Reception

Tuscany Room;  cash bar

7:00

Banquet

Tuscany Room;  Speaker(s):  tbd

 

Thursday, August 3 [top]

Compression experiment and modeling
Session Chair: Brian Nelson


9:00

Michel
Laberge

Plasma compression experiments at General Fusion

9:30

William
Young

Temperature Measurements in Compressed and Uncompressed SPECTOR Plasmas at General Fusion

10:00

Peter
O'Shea

Passive MHD Spectroscopy For Augmenting Magnetic Reconstructions on Spherical Tokamak Plasmas at General Fusion

10:30

Break

 

11:00

Merritt
Reynolds

MHD simulation of plasma compression experiments

11:30

Stephen
Howard

Physics objectives of PI3 spherical tokamak program

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

1:30-
3:30

Poster Session II

Ballroom II/III

2:30

Break

 

3:45-6:30

General Fusion
Lab Tour

Transportation provided; depart hotel at 3:45; arrive back at hotel at approximately 6:30

 

Friday, August 4 [top]

Spheromak, FRC
Session Chair: Michel Laberge


9:00

Aaron
Hossack

Sustainment of stable spheromaks and recent results from HIT-SI3

9:30

Kyle
Morgan

Results of zero and finite beta simulations of the HIT-SI3 experiment using the NIMROD code

10:00

Derek
Sutherland

Compact, spheromak-based pilot plants for the demonstration of net-gain fusion power

10:30

Break

 

11:00

Hiroshi
Gota

C-2U and C-2W Field-Reversed Configuration Experiments

11:30

Daniel Fulton

Development of a First-Principles Simulation Model of Turbulent Transport in Field-Reversed Configuration Plasmas

Workshop Adjourns 12:00