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Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics

Dynamics and the Center for Magnetic Self-Organization

WINTER SCHOOL 2008

Instabilities in Laboratory, Space and Astrophysical Plasmas.

January 7th - 12th, 2008  UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

The Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics and The Center for Magnetic Self-Organization is sponsoring a winter school on Instabilities in Laboratory, Space and Astrophysical Plasmas at UCLA on January 7th - 12th, 2008. The school consists of six days of coordinated lectures on the basic physics and outstanding questions for six plasma instabilities. While the primary aim of the course is to introduce the subject in a pedagogical manner the latest ideas and results will be presented and discussed. The school targets graduate students in their 2nd year and above, and post-docs. 



Outline Schedule:


Monday 7th: Rayleigh-Taylor Instability (un-magnetized and magnetized)
Tuesday 8th: Kink Modes.
Wednesday 9th: Tearing modes.
Thursday 10th: Magneto-rotational instability.
Friday 11th: Kinetic instability
Saturday 12th: Alfven instabilities in Burning plasmas.Please spread the word around your department, especially among the students.

Tentative List of Lecturers

Bill Dorland. University of Maryland
Ben Chandran. University of New Hampshire
Dmitri Ryutov . Lawrence Livermore Lab.
Ellen Zweibel. University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Boris Breizman, University of Texas, Austin
Eliot Quataert. University of California Berkeley.
Troy Carter. University of California Los Angeles.
Alexander Schekochihin. Imperial College, London.
Jim Van Dam. University of Texas, Austin.
Stanislav Boldyrev. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Russell Kulsrud. Princeton University.
Dmitri Uzdensky. Princeton University.
Jeremy Goodman. Princeton University.
Cary Forest. University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Steve Cowley. University of California Los Angeles.


Mary Jo Robertson
Winter School administrator
mjrobert@physics.ucla.edu


The APPLICATION DEADLINE for Winter School 2008

APPLY HERE for Winter School 2008.

The submission deadline for Winter School 2008 is

Monday, October 15, 2007
for international applications and

Monday, November 19, 2007 for domestic applications.

 

Winter School 2008 Schedule:

Click here for pdf version of the schedule

 

Day 1.

Monday,1/7/2008

Day 2.

Tuesday,1/8/2008

Day 3.

Wednesday, 1/9/2008

Day 4.

Thursday, 1/10/2008

Day 5.

Friday,1/11/2008

Day 6.

Saturday, 1/12/2008

Rayleigh-Taylor Instability (un-magnetizd and magnetized)
Kink Modes
Tearing Modes
Magneto-rotational instability and velocity shear driven modes
Kinetic instability Alfvén Instabilities in
Burning Plasmas
8:30 AM
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
8:50 AM
Welcome
9:00 AM
Linear Theory: Troy Carter

Simple Linear Theory: Cary Forest


Linear theory of MRI and Kelvin-Helmholtz: Bill Dorland
Exercises:
Cosmic Ray Streaming Instability: Ellen Zweibel
Alfvén Modes in
Tokamaks and
ITER:
Jim Van Dam
10:20 AM
Coffee
Coffee
Coffee
Coffee
(11:00) Coffee
Coffee
10:40 AM
Nonlinear Theory: Dmitri Uzdensky

Nonlinear MRI: Jeremy Goodman and Hantao Ji
Nonlinear theory of
Alpha Particle
driven modes:

Boris Breizman
12:00 AM
Student Talk
Student Talk
Student Talk
Student Talk
Student Talk
Student Talk
12:30 AM
LUNCH.
LUNCH.
 
LUNCH.
LUNCH.
Lunch
2:00 PM

Outstanding Problems in Rayleigh-Taylor:

Dmitri Ryutov

Kink Modes in Fusion Experiments: Dylan Brenan

 

 

FREE AFTERNOON

Kinetic Theory of MRI: Eliot Quataert

Fast Prticle Instabilities in
Experiments - issues and
prospects:
Bill Heidbrink

3:20 PM
Student Talk
Student Talk
Student Talk
Student Talk
END
3:50 PM
TEA TIME
TEA TIME
TEA TIME
TEA TIME
4:10 PM
Homework
Homework

Homework


Homework
5:30 PM
Drinks + Homework
Drinks + Homework
Drinks + Homework
Drinks + Homework
         

Student Talks:

 

 

Housing for Winter School 2008 students and lecturers:

Tiverton House and Hilgard House, each located at the edge of historic Westwood Village and at the UCLA Guest House, located on the UCLA campus.

Winter School Lectures to be held in Bradley International Hall

Housing for Winter School 2008 students and lecturers: at Tiverton House and Hilgard House, each located at the edge of historic Westwood Village and at the UCLA Guest House, located on the UCLA campus.

Winter School Lectures will be held in the Bradley International Building

Tiverton

Tiverton House
hilgard

Hilgard House
guest house

Guest House

bradley


Bradley International Hall

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CMPD & CMSO Winter School 208 Organizing Committee:

  • Steven Cowley, UCLA.............Co-Chair
  • Stewart Prager, Wisconsin.......Co-Chair
  • Paul Terry, Wisconsin.........Co-Chair
  • Bill Dorland, Maryland..........Co-Chair
  • Hantao Ji, Princeton
  • Ellen Zweibel, Wisconsin
  • Anne White, UCLA
  • Michael Barnes, Maryland
  • Vyacheslav Lukin, Princeton
  • Will Fox, MIT

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Events From Winter School 2007    
  To see what happened at Winter School 2007 click here 2007 Group
More information about the CMPD can be found at the University of Maryland's website: Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)

 

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