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.

We especially encourage students in their first or second year of graduate studies and members of historically underrepresented groups to appy.
Enrollment will be limited to enable discussions.


Applications are open until Monday, August 3rd.

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 GSS Poster Session Computational Physics IV
Hakim
12:30am Open Discussion Open Discussion Undergrad Poster Session GSS Poster Session Open Discussion
1:00pm Low Temperature Plasma I
Lopez
Computational Physics II
Hakim
Undergrad Poster Session GSS Poster Session Turbulence IV
TenBarge
2:00pm Break Break Break Break Break
2:30pm Computational Physics I
Hakim
Turbulence II
TenBarge
Computational Physics III
Hakim
Turbulence III
Guttenfelder
Low Temperature Plasma IV
Raitses
3:30am Open Discussion Open Discussion Open Discussion Open Discussion Open Discussion
4:00pm Virtual Tour and Demos Student Presentations Low Temperature Plasma III
Dogariu
Student Presentations Student Presentations