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Events During the Week of October 23rd through October 30th, 2016

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Simulation study of FRC stability
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Elena Belova, PPPL
Abstract: The field-reversed configuration (FRC) is a confinement approach that offers a unique potential because of its compact and simple geometry, translation properties, and high plasma beta. The most important issues are FRC stability behavior with respect to low-n MHD modes, and new FRC formation and current drive methods. A 3D nonlinear hybrid and MHD simulation code HYM, has been used to study the relative roles of various competing kinetic effects on FRC stability properties, nonlinear evolution, toroidal spin-up, and the effects of the neutral beam ions. The talk will cover the FRC stability properties from MHD-like regime to highly kinetic configurations.
Host: Sarff
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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Friday, October 28th, 2016

2016 Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin hall
Speaker: Ellen Zweibel, UW-Madison
Abstract: There will be a reception the celebrate Ellen Zweibel, who won the 2016 Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, followed by Ellen’s colloquium. The reception will begin at 3 pm on Friday October 28th in the Chamberlin lobby, just outside the 2241 colloquium room, the colloquium will begin at 3:30 pm.
Host: Forest
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