Plasma Science and Fusion Center IAP Series
Richard Temkin, Peter Catto, Martin Greenwald
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
This Open House series is designed to introduce the MIT community to plasma physics research and areas of related interest at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Check the IAP web site for further details.
Contact: Paul Rivenberg, NW16-284, x3-8101, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: Plasma Science and Fusion Center
Laser Fusion and the National Ignition Facility
This talk will describe the basic concepts of laser fusion and will discuss the role of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in achieving this goal.
Tue Jan 14, 10-11:00am, NW17-218
Trying to Grab a Tiger by the Tail: Turbulence in Magnetically Confined Plasmas
A look at turbulence in the edges of C-Mod, DIII-D, and NSTX, the three major US magnetic confinement devices.
Tue Jan 14, 11am-12:00pm, NW17-218
Tours of PSFC Experiments
Tour guide to be announced
Compare two experimental fusion devices: Alcator C-Mod, a high-field tokamak involved in fusion research; and the Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX), MIT's newest fusion experiment.
Tue Jan 14, 01-02:00pm, NW17-218
Improved Vehicle Fuel Economy and Reduced Pollution Using Plasmatrons
The PSFC is experimenting with plasmatron reformer devices that can convert gasoline to hydrogen rich gas onboard a vehicle, for cleaner, more efficient operation.
Wed Jan 15, 10-11:00am, NW17-218
Fusion Energy Research in the US: Near Term Strategy and Future Prospects
Raymond Orbach Director, Office of Science, US Dept. of Energy
Fri Jan 17, 10-11:00am, NW17-218
Science and Technology for Future Communications Networks
Cherry Murray Research Sr Vice President - Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Cherry Murray, the Physical Sciences Research Vice President of Bell Labs, will discuss what the present economic and technical drivers of commercial communication networks are, some technical challenges that need to be overcome, and some of the current Bell Labs physical science and systems research in next generation communications networks including all-optical networks, ultra-broadband wireless data networks, and science in support of networks even farther in the future.
Fri Jan 17, 02-03:00pm, NW17-218
Latest update: 03-Jan-2003