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Seminar Series 2012-2018

Monday 25 June 2018

Prof. David Ruzic, University of Illinois

Atmospheric Plasma Deposition and Overview of Illinois Fusion Technology Research

Abstract (PDF , 332kb)

Host: Deborah O'Connell

Friday 18 May 2018

Dr. Hyun-Tae Kim,  EUROfusion responsible officer for JET campaigns

EUROfusion programme for JET research and future plan (2018-2020)

Abstract (PDF , 307kb)

Host: Howard Wilson

Friday 4 May 2018

Dr Gilles Cheriaux

Custome Scientific laser systems with up to 10 petawatt peak power 

Abstract (PDF , 2,312kb)

Host: Chris Murphy


Monday 16 April 2018

Dr Juliusz Kruszelnicki, University of Michigan

Controlling Plasma Reactivity Transfer to Gases, Solids and Liquids

Abstract (PDF , 196kb)

Host: Andrew Gibson 


Wednesday 20 March 2018

Prof. Yuichi Takase

Non-inductive current drive research on the TST-2 spherical tokamak 

Host: Roddy Vann

Friday 2 February 2018

Assistant Prof. Weili Fan, Hebei University, China

Self-organised pattern formation and kinetic simulation in dielectric barrier discharge

Abstract (PDF , 128kb)

Host: Timo Gans

Thursday 11 January 2018

Prof. Robin Grimes, Imperial College, London

The Future of Nuclear Fuels and Materials through Atomic Scale Modelling

Abstract (PDF , 185kb)

Host: Howard Wilson

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Prof. Hartmut Zohm, Max Planck Institute

Recent ASDEX Upgrade Results in Support of ITER and DEMO Abstract (PDF , 93kb)

Host: Howard Wilson

Friday 17 November 2017

Prof. S. Lee of Institute for Plasma Focus Studies, Australia

From Beam-target to Thermonuclear Fusion in the Dense Plasma Focus Pinch: Energy throughput scaling


Host: John Pasley

Friday 17 November 2017

Prof. S.H. Saw of Nilai University, Malaysia

Review of Plasma Focus Numerical Experiments


Host: John Pasley

Monday 9 October 2017

Philip Martin, University of Manchester

High resolution IR spectroscopy of plasmas

Abstract (PDF , 5kb)

Host: Timo Gans

Monday 2 October 2017

Endre Szili, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia

Understanding cold atmospheric plasma jet interactions with tissue: challenges and opportunities

Abstract (PDF , 316kb)

Host: Deborah O'Connell

Friday 22 September 2017

Georg Bauer, Institute of Virology, University Medical Centre, Frieburg Germany

Signal amplification by tumor cells: clue to the understanding of the antitumor effects of cold atmospheric plasma and plasma-activated medium

Abstract (PDF , 143kb)

Host: Andrew Gibson

Friday 1st September 2017

Andrea Lucca Fabris, University of Surrey

Ion and neutral dynamics of the "breathing mode" in Hall effect thrusters via time-resolved laser induced fluorescence

Abstract (PDF , 319kb)

Host: James Dedrick

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Dr Richard Buttery, General Atomics, USA

Talk 2: The Advanced Tokamak Path to a Compact Fusion Power Plant

Abstract (PDF , 179kb)

Host: Howard Wilson

Monday 3rd July 2017

Dr Richard Buttery, General Atomics, USA

Talk 1: DIII-D Research to Advance the Path Toward Fusion Energy

Abstract (PDF , 179kb)

Host: Howard Wilson

Monday 5th June 2017

Dr. Michael Brookman, General Atomics/University of Texas at Austin, U.S

Experimental Edge Fluctuation Broadening of ECRF on the DIII-D Tokamak  

External Seminars (PDF , 374kb)

Host: Roddy Vann

Friday 28 April 2017

Prof Jorge Rocca, Colorado State University

The development and applications of capillary discharge extreme ultra-violet lasers

Host: Greg Tallents

Thursday 30 March 2017

Dr. Bob Nagler, Stanford University

Phase Contrast Imaging and X-ray diffraction of shock-induced phase transitions at LCLS 

Abstract (PDF , 91kb)

Host: Andy Higginbotham

Friday 24 March 2017

Dr David Pfau, Google DeepMind

Deep Learning and its Applications to Generative Models 

Dr David Pfau (PDF , 96kb)

Host: Ben Dudson

Monday 13 March 2017

Francesca Poli, (PPPL)

The Role of Integrated Modeling in Discharge Prediction and Development of more Robust Algorithms for Real Time Control

Host: Roddy Vann

Friday 2nd December 2016

Dr Orlando Ciricosta

Using X-ray Free Electron Lasers to investigate the Physics of Hot Dense Plasmas

Host: Nigel Woolsey

Friday 25 November

Dr Aaron Knoll

Low-temperature plasmas for electric propulsion in space

Host: James Dedrick

Friday 18 November 2016

Dr David Go from The University of Notre Dame

Atmospheric-Pressure Plasmas: New Developments and Ideas from the Perspective of Energy Systems

Host: Deborah O'Connell

Thurs 27 October 2016

Dr Ana Sobota from the University of Eindhoven

Helium kHz-driven plasma jets – charge and electric field

Monday 11 July 2016

Professor Hyeon Park from NFRI/UNIST in Korea

Validation of q0 >1 in the quiescent period after the sawtooth crash in KSTAR

Host: Howard Wilson

Friday 20 May 2016

Dr David Gates, head of stellarator physics at Princeton University

The tokamak density limit: a thermo-resistive disruption mechanism.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Alexander (Sasha) Philippov Princeton university - final year PhD student

How do pulsars shine?

Host: Chris Ridgers

Friday 15 April 2016

Dr Jeff Colvin

Advances in Non-Equilibrium Atomic Physics with Novel Laser Targets

Host: Nigel Woolsey


Friday 4 March 2016

Dr Nick Walkden

2D and 3D modelling of isolated SOL filaments

Host: Ben Dudson



Wednesday 24 Feb 2016

Pascaline Grondein, LPP Ecole Polytechnique

Iodine as a propellant for electric gridded propulsion systems

Host: James Dedrick

Friday 27 Nov 2015

Dr. Hajime Urano (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka Fusion Institute)

Edge pedestal study in JT-60

Host: Howard Wilson

Friday 6 Nov 2015

Manuel Cortelo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Simulations of laser-plasmas in two-dimensions: applications to laboratory astrophysics and EUV lasing

Host: Greg Tallents

Thursday 5 Nov 2015

Richard Pitts (ITER)

The physics of heat exhaust on ITER

Host: Howard Wilson



Tuesday 22 Sept 2015

Boyd Blackwell (Australian National University)

Recent results from the H-1 stellarator on MHD activity, fluctuations and RF propagation

Host: Bruce Lipschultz

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Robert Short (The University of South Australia)

Opportunities for plasma technologies in cell therapy and wound healing

Host: Deborah O'Connell


Friday, June 12, 2015

Tony Bell (University of Oxford and Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

The Plasma Physics of Cosmic Ray Acceleration

Host: Chris Ridgers

Friday, May 29, 2015

Jérôme Dubois (Laboratoire des Technologies de la Microélectronique)

Diagnostics in H2/He low pressure plasmas

Host: Timo Gans

Friday, April 24, 2015

Nikoleta Rizopoulou (Imperial College London)

A kinetic study of dusty plasmas and plasma sheaths

Host: Chris Ridgers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Alan Costley and Alan Sykes (Tokamak Energy Ltd)

Compact Fusion: Two Developments That May Open a Route to Faster, Cheaper Pilot Plants and Reactors

Host: Kieran Gibson


Friday, February 27, 2015

Alex Schekochihin

Phase mixing vs. nonlinear advection in kinetic plasma turbulence

Host: Howard Wilson



Friday, January 30 2015

Nicola Booth (Central Laser Facility, STFC)

Laboratory measurements of the resistivity of warm dense plasmas and relating it to the viscosity of brown dwarfs

Host: Nigel Woolsey

November 28, 2014

Tony Arber (University of Warwick)

The solar chromospheric heating problem

Host: Roddy Vann

October 17, 2014

Wayne Arter (CCFE)

Fitting Dynamical Systems to Data

Host: Ben Dudson

August 12, 2014

Amelia Grieg (ANU)

A radio-frequency electrothermal plasma micro-thruster

Host: Timo Gans

August 8, 2014

Norbert Lang and/or Jean-Pierre van Helden, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology

On Recent Progress Applying Quantum Cascade Lasers in Plasma Diagnostics

Host: Timo Gans

June 20, 2014

Andrew Thornton (CCFE)

Infrared thermography: Techniques, measurements and applications

Host: Koki Imada 

May 30, 2014

Stuart Mangles (Imperial College London)

Laser wakefield accelerators : a laboratory source of femtosecond x-ray pulses

Host: Chris Ridgers

May 29, 2014

Roberto Mancini (University of Nevada, Reno)

Space resolved spectra from spectrally resolved images: a window into plasma spatial structure

Host: Nigel Woolsey

May 7, 2014

Zach Hartwig (MIT)

Using Accelerator-based In-situ Materials Surveillance (AIMS) to study erosion, deposition, and fuel retention in Alcator C-Mod

Host: Bruce Lipschultz

May 2, 2014

Felix Parra Diaz (University of Oxford)

Neoclassical transport in transport barriers

Host: Howard Wilson

April 7, 2014

Hui Chen (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Relativistic antimatter jets from high power lasers

Host: Nigel Woolsey

April 4, 2014

Peter Norreys (Central Laser Facility, Oxford)

Title TBC

Host: Andrew Rossall 

March 7, 2014

Roger Smith (Loughborough University)

Atomistic modelling of the deposition of metallic and oxide thin films by (reactive) magnetron sputtering

Host: Erik Wagenaars

February 28, 2014

Belkhiri Madeny (CEA Saclay)

Atomic physics calculations for high energy density plasmas

Host: Greg Tallents

December 13, 2013

James Green (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

Time-resolved studies of fast electron dynamics in ultra-intense laser-plasma interactions

Host: Christopher Ridgers

December 10, 2013

Annemie Bogaerts (University of Antwerp)

Computer modeling of the plasma chemistry and plasma-surface interactions for improving environmental, medical and materials science applications

Host: Timo Gans

October 8, 2013

David Graves (University of California at Berkley)

When Low Temperature Plasma Meet Surfaces

Host: Timo Gans

October 4, 2013

Thomas Blackburn

QED in laser-electron beam collisions

Host: Christopher Ridgers

September 13, 2013

Kristian Wende

Non-Thermal Plasmas: Characterizing their impact on eukaryotic cells 

Host: Deborah O'Connell

September 4, 2013

Zaenab Abd Allah (University of York)

Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas for the remediation of volatile organic compounds and the dry reforming of methane

Host: Erik Wagenaars

April 12, 2013

Damian King (CCFE)

A 1d double sheath model for a fusion negative ion source including virtual cathode formation

Host: Timo Gans


Chris Brady (University of Warwick)

To be rescheduled

Host: Christopher Ridgers

March 11, 2013

Anthony Field (CCFE)

Measurements of Turbulence on MAST using the Beam Emission Spectroscopy diagnostic

Host: Kieran Gibson

March 11, 2013

Alf Köhn (University of Stuttgart)

Microwave heating of overdense plasmas

Host: Roddy Vann

February 1, 2013

Richard Engeln (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Reaction dynamics in a magnetized hydrogen plasma unraveled by optical spectroscopic techniques

Host: Erik Wagenaars

December 7, 2012

Raoul Trines (CLF, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

Channelling, filamentation and high harmonic generation: the rich physics of laser-preplasma interactions

Host: Nigel Woolsey

November 16, 2012

Joost van der Mullen (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Plasma-Zoology in a Temperature Wilderness - Is that gonna work?

Host: Erik Wagenaars

November 2, 2012

Arutiun Ehiasarian (University of Sheffield)

High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) – The Years of Adolescence

Host: Timo Gans

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