Welcome to the site for the PPPL Graduate Summer School (GSS). We welcome students from a broad range of fields: magnetic fusion energy sciences, high energy density plasmas, astrophysics, low temperature plasmas, materials science, etc. Students whose research has a substantial intersection with plasma physics are encouraged to apply.
The 2020 GSS was held completely remotely via Zoom the week of August 10-14, 2020.
Click here for the 2021 GSS homepage.
All lectures were streamed live and are now available to view below.
The 2020 school consists of the following 3 mini-courses of four 50-minute lectures each:
The three topics were selected for their relevance to a wide range of sub-fields of plasma physics. The mini-courses are taught by PPPL scientists and collaborators (see Instructors below).
Participants are asked to present on their research (or on their group's research if they haven't begun research themselves) at a poster session during the week or orally to the group. Additionally, various opportunitites will be given throughout the week to meet and interact with PPPL students and scientists with the purpose of promoting future collaborations.
Note that the agenda is still subject to slight modifications.
|Eastern Time||Day 1 (8/10/20)||Day 2 (8/11/20)||Day 3 (8/12/20)||Day 4 (8/13/20)||Day 5 (8/14/20)|
|11:00am||Welcome and GSS intro
|Low Temperature Plasma II
|Undergrad Poster Session||Turbulence III
|Computational Physics IV
|12:30am||Open Discussion||Open Discussion||Undergrad Poster Session||Open Discussion||Open Discussion|
|1:00pm||Low Temperature Plasma I
|Computational Physics II
|Undergrad Poster Session||Student Presentations:
Plasma Research with a home-built
Magnetron Sputtering System
Experiment and Simulation
Presented by Noely Zully Caideron Ipanaque
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Low-beta electromagnetic plasma
turbulence driven by electron-temperature gradient
Presented by: Toby Adkins, Oxford University
|2:00pm||Break / Open Discussion||Break / Open Discussion||Undergrad Poster Session||GSS Poster Session||Break / Open Discussion|
|2:30pm||Computational Physics I
|Computational Physics III
|GSS Poster Session||Low Temperature Plasma IV
|3:30am||Open Discussion||Open Discussion||Open Discussion||GSS Poster Session||Open Discussion||4:00pm||Network with PPPL grad students||Student Presentations:
Kilohertz Laser Wakefield Acceleration
Presented by: Yasmeen Musthafa, UC Irvine
Radial dependence of near-Earth space plasmas (pptx)
Presented by: Marissa Hedlund, University of New Hampshire
|Low Temperature Plasma III
|GSS Poster Session||Student Presentations:
Quantifying “minimum” in adaptive
minimum variance analysis
of planetary plasma waves
Presented by: Alexandra Brosius, Penn State / NASA Goddard
Modeling the Impact of Pedestal Pressure
and Current on the Ideal MHD Limits of the Steady State Hybrid Scenario
Presented by: William Boyes, Columbia University
|5:00pm-5:30pm||Open Discussion||GSS Poster Session||Closing of summer school|