Plenary & Invited Talks

Plenary & Invited Talks

Plenary and invited contributions will be published in a special issue of PPCF .

Plenary talks

James Bailey / SANDIA National Laboratories, USA
Opacity data for stellar models and its uncertainties

Hannes Alfvén Prize 2018
Tony Bell / University of Oxford, UK
Energetic particles in astrophysics and the laboratory

Riccardo Betti / University of Rochester, USA
Progress in inertial confinement fusion via lasers: how close to ignition and burn?

Catherine Dougados / Grenoble University, France
The accretion-ejection connection in young solar type stars

Plasma Physics Innovation Prize
Arutiun Ehiasarian / Sheffield Hallam University, UK
High power impulse magnetron sputtering - the age of adolescence

Jérôme Faure / Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau, France
Laser driven electron acceleration with high repetition rate lasers: from plasma physics to condensed matter applications

Manuel Garcia-Muñoz / University of Seville, Spain
Active control of Alfvén eigenmodes in fusion plasmas

Robert Kirkwood / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
The advent of non-linear optical components made from plasmas

Jan Mlynar / IPP Prague, Czech Republic
Runaway electron experiments at COMPASS in support of the EUROfusion ITER physics research

Ken Ostrikov / Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Plasma-nano-interface: from plasma-for-nano to nano-plasmas

EPS Invited Speaker
Dmitri Ryutov / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Collisional and collisionless shocks

Mireille Schneider / ITER Organization
Heating and current drive systems in the ITER research plan

Thomas Sunn Pedersen / IPP Greifswald, Germany
First results from divertor operation in Wendelstein 7-X

Isabel Tanarro / CSIC-IEM, Madrid, Spain
Using radioastronomy techniques and cold plasmas to study transient and stable molecular species of astrophysical interest: a proof of concept

Hubertus Thomas / Institute of Materials Physics in Space, Germany
Complex plasma research in the International Space Station (overview and novel directions)

Invited talks for Magnetic Confinement Fusion

Javier Artola / Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, France
An in depth look into the physics of ELM triggering via vertical kicks through non-linear MHD simulations

Andreas Bierwage / QST, Rokkasho Fusion Institute, Japan
Simulation and analysis of fast ion dynamics in a JT-60SA tokamak plasma subject to pressure- and current-driven instabilities

Sebastijan Brezinsek / Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Plasma-surface interaction and plasma-edge studies in Wendelstein 7-X operating with passively cooled graphite divertor

Daniele Carnevale / ENEA - University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Runaway electron beam control

Jacob Eriksson / Uppsala University, Sweden
Measuring fast ions in fusion plasmas with neutron diagnostics

Michael Faitsch / IPP Garching, Germany
Effect of magnetic perturbations for ELM control on divertor heat loads and detachment in ASDEX Upgrade

Xavier Garbet / CEA-IRFM, Cadarache, France
Impact of flow poloidal asymmetries on transport in tokamaks

Zhouji Huang / EPFL-SPC, Lausanne, Switzerland
The effect of triangularity on plasma turbulence and transport in tokamaks

Andreas Langenberg / IPP Greifswald, Germany
Impurity transport studies at Wendelstein 7-X by means of X-ray imaging spectrometer measurements

Kieran McCarthy / CIEMAT, Spain
Pellet injection in the stellarator TJ-II

Motoki Nakata / NIFS, Japan
Isotope effects on turbulent transport and confinement in helical and tokamak plasmas: theory and experiment

Volker Naulin / DTU Lyngby, Denmark
The intermittent SOL: Setting plasma performance and power handling

Jong-Kyu Park / Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA
Phase space visualization and validation of 3D field operating windows for ELM suppression in KSTAR

Christian Perez von Thun / Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Closing the gap between experiment and modelling to understand the stability of the edge transport barrier at JET

Lucia Sanchis-Sanchez / University of Seville, Spain
Fast-Ion edge resonant transport layer induced by externally applied 3D fields in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak

Umar Sheikh / EPFL-SPC, Lausanne, Switzerland
Pedestal structure and energy confinement studies on TCV

Hong-Juan Sun / IPP Garching, Germany
Correlation of the near SOL transport with plasma properties of the confined edge region in ASDEX Upgrade

Matthias Willensdorfer / IPP Garching, Germany
Modification of the local edge stability by the plasma response to non-axisymmetric magnetic perturbations in ASDEX Upgrade

Robert Wolf /IPP Greifswald, Germany
Electron-cyclotron-resonance heating in Wendelstein 7-X: A versatile heating and current-drive method and a tool for in-depth physics studies

John C. Wright / PSFC, MIT, USA
Waveguide to core: a new approach to RF modelling

Invited talks for Beam Plasma and Inertial Fusion

Laura Berzak Hopkins / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Towards a burning plasma state using diamond ablator inertially confined fusion implosions on the National Ignition Facility

Gabriele Cristoforetti / CNR-INO, Pisa, Italy
Experimental investigation on parametric instabilities in a regime relevant for shock ignition at PALS

Amita Das / Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, India
Novel mechanism of magnetic field generation in a finite beam plasma system

Daniel Klir / Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
Ion acceleration mechanism in deuterium Z-pinches

Dominik Kraus / Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
Dense plasma chemistry of hydrocarbons

Ke Lan / Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China
Progress in spherical hohlraum studies and experimental campaign on high energy laser facilities in China

Livia Lancia / Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau, France
Plasma optics: ion gratings for energy transfer in the picosecond regime

Stuart Mangles / Imperial College, London, UK
Laser wakefield accelerators as tools for studying extreme conditions

Bin Qiao / Peking University, Beijing, China
Advances in laser driven ion acceleration

Christopher Ridgers / University of York, UK
Measuring quantum radiation reaction and electron-positron cascades in laser-matter interactions

Rahul Shah / University of Rochester, USA
Improving direct-drive implosion symmetry using three-dimensional X-ray tomography on OMEGA

David Turnbull / University of Rochester, USA
Flying focus and its application to plasma-based laser amplifiers

Jorge Vieira / Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Optical control of the topology of plasma accelerators

Sam Vinko / University of Oxford, UK
Addressing the inverse problem instability in plasma physics modelling using stochastic machine learning optimization

Invited talks for Basic, Space and Astrophysical Plasmas

Troy Carter / University of California Los Angeles, USA
Overview of the Basic Plasma Science Facility: the physics of waves relevant to space, astrophysical and fusion plasmas

Oulfa Chellaï / EPFL-SPC, Lausanne, Switzerland
Direct measurements of mm-wave beam scattering by field-aligned blobs in magnetically-confined plasmas

Joel Fajans / University of California Berkeley, USA
Fundamental tests with antihydrogen atoms based on advances in non-neutral plasma physics

Jin-Lin Han / National Astronomical Observatories of China, Beijing, China
Observing interstellar and intergalactic magnetic fields

Stefaan Poedts / KU Leuven, CmPA, Belgium
Forecasting space weather with EUHFORIA in ESA’s Virtual Space Weather Modeling Centre

Shunjiro Shinohara / Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Characteristics of various high-density helicon sources and their application to electrodeless plasma thruster

Clare Watt / University of Reading, UK
Multiple manifestations of whistler-mode wave-particle interactions in Earth’s outer radiation belt

Invited talks for Low Temperature and Dusty Plasmas

Hynek Biederman / Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Plasma deposition of nanocomposite films with polymeric matrix

Remi Dussart / Université d'Orléans, France
DC microplasma arrays on silicon wafers

Agnès Granier / University of Nantes, France
Influence of plasma pulsing on active species kinetics in low pressure radiofrequency ICP plasmas

Satoshi Hamaguchi / Osaka University, Japan
Challenges for the development of plasma-based atomic layer processing - numerical and experimental analyses of plasma-exposed surface reactions at the atomic level

Mohammad Hasan / University of Liverpool, UK
From streamers to long lived species: dynamics of a surface barrier discharge

Igor Kaganovich / Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA
Fundamental study of synthesis of carbon and boron nitride nanostructures in atmospheric pressure arc discharges

Annarita Laricchiuta / CNR-IMIP, Bari, Italy
Electron-CO excitation cross sections for plasma modelling

Seolhye Park / Samsung Display Co., Asan, South Korea
Application of PI-VM (Plasma Information based Virtual Metrology) for management of the plasma processes in OLED display manufacturing

Carlos Daniel Pintassilgo / Universidade de Porto, Portugal
Kinetic mechanisms in air plasmas

Svetlana Radovanov / Applied Materials, Santa Clara, USA
Extraction of positive and negative ion beams from large area plasma sources

Koichi Sasaki / Hokkaido University, Japan
Sensitive measurement of sheath electric field by Stark spectroscopy at the Balmer-alpha line of atomic hydrogen

Jean-Pierre van Helden / Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, Greifswald, Germany
Plasma-surface interaction studies: Development and application of advanced laser-based diagnostics

Invited talks for Joint session between Magnetic Confinement Fusion and Basic, Space and Astrophysical Plasmas

William Heidbrink / University of California Irvine, USA
First direct observation of whistler waves driven by relativistic electrons  in a toroidally-confined laboratory plasma

Matthias Hoelzl / IPP Garching, Germany
Simulating tokamak edge instabilities: advances and challenges

Invited talks for Joint session between Basic, Space and Astrophysical Plasmas and Beam Plasma and Inertial Fusion

Federico Fiuza / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Particle acceleration in astrophysical and laser-driven plasmas

Martin French / University of Rostock, Germany
Equation of state and transport properties of water plasmas from ab initio simulations

Francisco Suzuki Vidal / Imperial College, London, UK
New radiative shock experiments with high power lasers

Invited talks for Joint session between Basic, Space and Astrophysical Plasmas and Low Temperature and Dusty Plasmas

Igor Denysenko / Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
Modelling of argon-acetylene dusty plasma

Andre Melzer / University of Greifswald, Germany
Optical diagnostics of complex plasmas

Invited talks for Joint session with the European Solar Physics Division

Viktor Fedun / University of Sheffield, UK
Multi-scale photospheric plasma motions and energy transfer to the solar corona

Valery Nakariakov / University of Warwick, UK
Energy release during solar flares – observations and theoretical modeling

Loukas Vlahos / Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Particle heating and acceleration inside the turbulent solar corona

Invited talks for Joint session with the Statistical & Nonlinear Physics Division on "Quantitative characterisation of nonlinear signals and turbulence in plasmas and beyond"

David Burgess / Queen Mary University, London, UK
Characterizing nonlinear processes in simulations of turbulent space plasmas

Sébastien Galtier / Université Paris-Sud, France
Recent progress in compressible plasma turbulence: theory and in-situ observations in the near-Earth space

Invited talks for Joint session with the European Solar Physics and Statistical & Nonlinear Physics Divisions on "Quantitative characterisation of nonlinear signals and turbulence in plasmas and beyond"

Daniel Groselj /IPP Garching, Germany
Characterization of kinetic Alfvén turbulence in fully kinetic simulations

Bogdan Hnat / University of Warwick, UK
Scaling and intermittency of the solar wind turbulence on MHD scales