• Timetable

    The summer school consists of lectures, problem classes, a poster session, and laboratory visits. The first few days provide an introduction to the basic principles of plasma physics through lectures and problem solving sessions. Thereafter, the course covers fusion plasmas, solar, space and astrophysical plasmas, laser plasmas, industrial applications, and data analysis.

    A note on the level of mathematical knowledge required to obtain most benefit from the summer school can be downloaded here.

    2020 timetable coming soon!

    2019 TIMETABLE

2019 Timetable

Week 1: 22nd July – 26th July 2019

 

Week 2: 29th July – 2nd August 2019

Lecturers

Prof. Ian Chapman – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Mr Chris Warrick – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr Michael Fitzgerald – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr Ben McMillian – The University of Warwick
Dr Chippy Thyagaraja – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Prof. Philippa Browning – The Univeristy of Manchester
Dr William Morris – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
A/Prof. Felix Parra Diaz – University of Oxford
Dr Chris Ham – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr Colin Roach – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr Ivor Coffey – QUB Queens University Belfast
Dr Jakob Svensson – Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Prof. Nicholas Braithwaite – The Open University
Dr Ken McClements – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr Sarah Newton – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr Hanni Lux – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr Christopher Lowry – European Commission
Dr Kate Lancaster – University of York
Prof. Bob Bingham – STFC (RAL), University of Strathclyde, University of St Andrews
Dr Stuart Mangles – Imperial College London
Dr Michael Coppins – Imperial College London
Dr Fulvio Militello – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr Brian Lloyd – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Prof.Dr. Stefaan Poedts – KU LEUVEN
Dr Sui Ann Mao – Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Mr Martin O’Brien – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr Fernanda Rimini – CCFE, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Dr James Dedrick – University of York

Included in the programme are tours of the MAST and JET tokamak facilities at the Culham Science Centre and of the laser facilities at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, at which one day of the lectures are held.

Any student who would like more detailed discussions with course lecturers is encouraged to arrange private meetings during their stay. Information can also be provided concerning the various research groups at Culham.

The CME included a large prominence eruption most visible in light with a wavelength of 304 angstroms. SDO captured this footage from 3:00 to 9:00 Universal Time. In this video, the imaging cadence is one frame every 36 seconds.

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11201

Visualization from two camera positions of simple gyro-motion of charged particles in a changing magnetic field.

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4263

Noisy plasma instabilities in high performance JET plasma. White flashes are neutrons hitting the camera, and the whistle at the end is a tearing mode.