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The York Plasma Institute (Physics Department) hosts a number of conferences each year, further detail can be found below on the conferences that will take place during 2019/2020

25th Joint EU-US Transport Task Force Meeting

25th Joint EU-US Transport Task Force Meeting

This event has been postponed until September 2021


The ultimate goal of the EU-US Transport Task Force (TTF) is to develop a physics-based understanding of particle, momentum, and heat transport in magnetic fusion devices. 

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Frontiers of Fusion Workshop 2020

Frontiers of Fusion Workshop 2020

York Plasma Institute, University of York, 27 April until 1 May 2020

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PoLNET Workshop 2019

PoLNET Workshop 2019

York Plasma Institute, University of York, 11 and 12 December 2019

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CPP Workshop

Computational Plasma Physics Workshop

York Plasma Institute, The University of York, Wednesday 20 March 2019

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from across plasma physics, to share expertise and foster broad collaborations.

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YPI- Industry Centre workshop


York Plasma Institute Industry Center Workshop (YPIICW)

York Plasma Institute, The University of York, Tue 19 March 2019.

YPIIC wants to work with industrial partners on industry-relevant problems as well as translate YPI research to create industrial impact by improving existing plasma applications and further developing emerging ones.

This event aims to identify industry needs, present YPI capabilities and form collaborative partnerships on relevant topics.

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1st International Conference on Data-Driven Plasma Science

The University of York, 11 - 13 July 2018

Advances in experimental and computational plasma science research is producing larger and more complex data sets. Deriving value from the increasing volume and diversity of data now available provides opportunities for greater insight into complex plasma systems and their interfaces with materials and other phases. In order to extract optimum value from data and fully exploit data interpretation, development of new techniques is required. Embracing data-driven discovery in plasma science will enable a new era of plasma science and technology research and development. This will see advances in a range of up-and-coming plasma applications including future medical therapeutics such as cancer treatment, combatting anti-microbial resistance, sophisticated materials and coatings, next generation electronic chip manufacturing for computing and mobile phone technologies, clean energy sources such as fusion, and sustainable energy storage in solar fuels. This conference aims to stimulate dialogue and collaboration between researchers from the disciplines of plasma and data science.

Deborah O'Connell, University of York (co-Chair)

Satoshi Hamaguchi, Osaka University (co-Chair)

DDFIW 2018

14th Direct-Drive and Fast-Ignition Workshop

The University of York, 20 - 22 March 2018

The 14th Direct Drive and Fast Ignition Workshop continues a series of meetings dedicated to inertial confinement research in Europe. It    provides an unique opportunity for European and oversees scientists working in theory, simulations and experiments to present and discuss their latest results and future plans in an informal atmosphere. The meeting also addresses new schemes for inertial confinement fusion and the related science at the cutting edge of high energy density physics research. Novel experiments in the field, Benchmarking of simulation codes against experiments and the use of codes in the design and interpretation of experiments are extensively discussed. Representatives of leading and upcoming laser user facilities will illustrate the opportunities for new experiments.

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Joint NE Event

Joint Nuclear Energy CDT Event

The University of York, Wednesday 24 May 2017

The theme of the event was “Exploring the challenges of reducing the size and capital cost of nuclear power units and the role of Government, industry, national labs and academia in meeting these challenges”. The concept was to bring together students and academics from the partner universities (York, Oxford, Liverpool, Manchester, Durham, Sheffield, Leeds, Lancaster, Imperial, Cambridge, OU) with key stakeholders from industry and other external bodies (such as Rolls Royce, National Nuclear Laboratory, UKAEA, CCFE), to foster discussions, research ideas, and links around the topic of compact nuclear. 

The aim was primarily to connect the students from the partner institutions with key nuclear industries and secondly to stimulate collaborations between industry, academia, and national labs. This type of event is an important part of the mission of CDTs: to create relationships and discussions that are wider than the topic of a single CDT, sharing of best practice, and interacting with key external stakeholders in industry and national laboratories.