Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Graduate Summer School

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 will be held completely remotely via Zoom the week of August 10-14.
Applications are closed for 2020.


All lectures will be stremed live and archived. No need to enroll to watch.

Graduate Summer School Description

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.

Webinar streaming

We encourage all interested graduate students to apply by filling out the google form above. Enrollees will get priority for questions, will participate in the networking sessions and will be invited to continue discussions with the speakers.

All of the mini-course lectures will be live streamed and publicly available, and the slides and talks will also be published on the website. Live streaming will start August 10th at the link below.

Instructors

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Dr. Arthur
Dogariu

Low Temperature Plasmas
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Dr. Yevgeny
Raitses

Low Temperature Plasmas
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Dr. Igor
Kaganovich

Low Temperature Plasmas
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Prof. Jose
Lopez

Low Temperature Plasmas


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Dr. Ammar
Hakim

Computational Methods
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Dr. Walter
Guttenfelder

Turbulence
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Dr. Jason
TenBarge

Turbulence


Agenda

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
Dominguez
11:30am Turbulence I
TenBarge
Low Temperature Plasma II
Kaganovich
Undergrad Poster Session Turbulence III
Guttenfelder
Computational Physics IV
Hakim
12:30am Open Discussion Open Discussion Undergrad Poster Session Open Discussion Open Discussion
1:00pm Low Temperature Plasma I
Lopez
Computational Physics II
Hakim
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
Turbulence IV
TenBarge
2:00pm Break / Open Discussion Break / Open Discussion Undergrad Poster Session GSS Poster Session Break / Open Discussion
2:30pm Computational Physics I
Hakim
Turbulence II
TenBarge
Computational Physics III
Hakim
GSS Poster Session Low Temperature Plasma IV
Raitses
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
Dogariu
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