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Dr Roddy Vann and Dr Marjan van der Woude working with a plasma jet. © John Houlihan

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Using a local gyrokinetic code to study global ion temperature gradient modes in tokamaks

Posted on Monday 8 June 2015

The paper describes a new numerical procedure to identify the region of a tokamak plasma that is affected by small scale instabilities.

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Pedestal structure and stability in tokamak plasmas

This is an invited plenary talk at the main European Physical Society Conference in Lisbon on Plasma Physics that will review our understanding of the region at the edge of a tokamak plasma, called the pedestal.

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York Physics Day (SIESTA FIESTA) 2015

Posted on Friday 3 July 2015

Thirteen of our current PhD students presented their SIESTA talks over the weekend at the York Physics Day, a Teacher's Conference held at the National Science Learning Centre on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June 2015.

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Physics Graduate Prof Averil Macdonald listed in Queen's Birthday Honours

Posted on Thursday 2 July 2015

Professor Averil Macdonald, IOP fellow and York Physics graduate and and honorary graduand, has received an award in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Project Juno Champion Renewal

Posted on Thursday 2 July 2015

Our status as Project Juno Champion was renewed through to June 2017.

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