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DPG Physics School on

The Physics of ITER

supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation
22 - 26 September, 2014, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Organized by
Hartmut Zohm (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching)


With the construction of the ITER experiment in Cadarache, France, research on Nuclear Fusion as an energy source is entering a new era since for the first time, the internal heating of the plasma by fusion born α-particles will dominate the external heating. While ITER is often seen as a strategic step on the way to a fusion power plant, it will also be a facility that enables fascinating research in the area of high temperature plasma physics using magnetic confinement. In the 2020s, research on ITER will target a large spectrum of plasma physics phenomena, from small scale turbulence via large scale Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) modes to the dynamics of the self-heating process. In addition, exhaust of power and particles will bring in elements of low temperature plasma physics and plasma wall interaction under quite extreme conditions.
It is the aim of this School to present and discuss this wide spectrum of plasma physics issues with interested physicists from all fields of physics to provide better understanding of the key physics areas involved in magnetically confined fusion plasmas.
Ample discussion time will be provided.

Lecturers & Topics
• C. Angioni (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany): Energy transport and particle Transport
• W. Biel (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany): Diagnostics and Control; Tritium Breeding and blanket technology
• D. Campbell (ITER International Organisation, France): ITER goals and Project ; ITER machine
• I. Chapman (CCFE Culham, United Kingdom): Fast particles - theory and Experiment
• G. Giruzzi (CEA Cadarache, France): Modelling of Scenarios
• C. Linsmeier (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany): Plasma Wall Interaction
• A. Loarte (ITER International Organisation, France): ITER physics issues; Exhaust scenarios
• O. Sauter (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland); NTMs; Sawteeth
• H. Wilson (University of York, United Kingdom): Pedestal Transport ; ELMs
• M. Wischmeier (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany): Exhaust modelling
• H. Zohm (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany): Plasma physics ; Fusion physics ; ITER physics issues ; Disruptions; Tokamak scenarios - exp. ; From ITER to DEMO
• addendum: Sterallators


Registered participants

Group Picture, Hike1, Hike2, Cellar, Hike3, Physikzentrum, Season's Greetings

FEES     200 € full board and accommodation (for DPG* members 100 € )
* The German Physical Society (DPG)

The Application Form (Deadline: August 30, 2014)

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