Welcome to the site for the 2018 PPPL Graduate Summer School (GSS). The inaugural school was held at PPPL the week of August 13-17, 2018 and it was open for graduate students researching plasma related topics. We welcomed 16 graduate students from 12 differenct institutions.
The school consists of 3 mini-courses of five 1.5 hour lectures each. For the 2018 GSS, the three topics - turbulence, reconnection/dynamos, and diagnostics - were selected for their relevance to a wide range of sub-fields of plasma physics. The mini-courses were taught by PPPL scientists and professors (see Instructors below).
Participants were given a tour of PPPL. Participants also presented on their research (or on their group's research if they hadn't begun research themselves) at a poster session during the week or presented orally to the group. Additionally various opportunitites were given throughout the week to meet and interact with PPPL students and scientists with the purpose of promoting future collaborations.
|Magnetic Reconnection and Dynamo||Speaker|
|Basics of Reconnection
|Lab applicaitons of Reconnection / Dynamo (pptx)
|Dynamo and Reconnection #2
|Spontaneous Reconnection III, (FKR paper)
Prager slides, (pptx)
|Turbulence #1 (jetstream) (Oceans)
|Turbulence #2 (mov1), (mov2), (mov3), (mov4)
|Turbulence #3 (pptx), (drift waves), (2D Turbulence)
|Turbulence #4 (supplemental), (blobs), (BES), (ETG)
|Turbulence #5 (WG), Hammett astro notes (pptx)
||Walter Guttenfelder/Greg Hammett|
|Laser aided diagnostics
|Impurities in the core of burning plasmas:
PFCs, radiation, stability,
transport and diagnostic challenges (pptx)
|High Energy Density Plasma Diagnostics||Lan Gao|
|Large Scale Data Analysis Case Study:
NSTX-U Langmuir Probes
|"Georgia Tech's High-Power
Electric Propulsion Laboratory"
Jean Luis Suazo Betancourt
|"Confinement mode analysis of
fusion plasmas on Alcator C-Mod utilizing
machine learning methods"
in core-collapse Supernova"
(University of Wisconsin)
|"Investigation of Nitrogen Molecular
Dynamics and Reaction Kinetics in an
Industrial Ozone Generator" (pptx)
(Seton Hall University)
|"Inital Results in Semiconductor
Manufacturing Plasmas" (pptx)
(West Virginia University)