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In stellarator optimization studies, the boundary of the plasma is usually described by Fourier series that are not unique: several sets of Fourier coefficients describe approximately the same boundary shape. A simple method for eliminating this arbitrariness is proposed and shown to work well in practice. Additionally, we investigate the mathematical structure of the various inter-related calculations that underpin the integrated stellarator optimization problem to better understand how the equilibrium calculation, the coil calculation, and the optimization calculation communicate with each other.
Dr. Sophia Henneberg is a researcher in the stellarator theory group at IPP Greifswald. Her current research focuses on analytic and numeric approaches to stellarator optimization. She obtained her PhD at the University of York in 2016. Before her PhD she completed her Fulbright year with a master’s degree in Madison, Wisconsin.