European Physical Society Conference June 2017


Plenary and Invited Talks

Plenary and Invited Talks

These contributions will appear in a special issue of PPCF.


Plenary Speakers


Michael Lehnen (ITER, IO)

Challenges of Disruption Mitigation in ITER


Marco Wischmeier (IPP Garching, DE)

The Physics of Cold Radiating Plasma Layers in Magnetic Confinement Fusion Devices


Costanza Maggi (CCFE, UK)

Isotope effects on L-H threshold and confinement in tokamak plasmas


Amanda Hubbard (MIT, USA)

I-mode and H-mode plasmas at high magnetic field and pressure on Alcator C-Mod


David Riley (QUB, UK)

Generation and characterisation of warm dense matter in the laboratory


Sebastian Corde (LOA, FR)    

Overview of the latest experimental advances in electron and positron beam-driven plasma accelerators


Denise E. Hinkel (LLNL, USA)          

Development of Improved Radiation Drive Environment for High Foot Implosions at the National Ignition Facility


Franko Greiner (University Kiel, DE)

Imaging Diagnostic of Nanodusty plasma


Maria Dolores Calzada (University of Cordoba, ES)

Scalable graphene production from ethanol decomposition by microwave plasma torch


Antonino Di Piazza (MPIK, DE)

Opportunities for Nonlinear QED investigations using high-power lasers


B. Giacomazzo (University of Trento, IT)

Relativistic Astrophysics, radiative transfer and particle acceleration in compact objects


P. Bellan (Caltech, USA)

Integrated accretion disk angular momentum removal and astrophysical jet acceleration mechanism


Invited Speakers


Chistian Theiler


Detachment in alternative divertor geometries on TCV

Alberto Gallo


Impact of plasma geometry on divertor power exhaust: experimental evidences from TCV and comparison with SolEdge2D simulations.

Thomas Morgan


Liquid metals for DEMO divertor applications explored using linear plasma devices

Andreas Kirschner

FZ Jülich, DE

Modelling of plasma-wall interaction and impurity transport in magnetic fusion devices

Antti Snicker

Aalto Univ., FI

Scattering of EC beams by turbulent density fluctuations and its impact for ITER

Feng Liu

Univ. of Nice Sofia Antipolis, FR

Non-linear MHD simulations of QH-mode and Type I ELMy H-mode DIII-D plasmas and implications for ITER high Q scenarios

Enzo Lazzaro


Physics conditions for robust control of tearing modes in a rotating tokamak plasma

S. Sharapov


The effects of electron cyclotron heating and current drive on toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes in tokamak plasmas

M. Maraschek

MP IPP Graching, DE

Disruption handling at ASDEX Upgrade and TCV in view of the requirements for ITER and DEMO

Marco Gobbin

Consorzio RFX, IT

Runaway electrons mitigation by 3D fields in the ASDEX-Upgrade experiment

Nobuyuki Aiba


Analysis of ELM stability with extended MHD models in existing and future JT-60SA tokamak experiments

Golo Fuchert

MP IPP Greifswald, DE

Plasma confinement in the limiter phase of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Marcin Jakubowski (MPIPP,DE)

MP IPP Greifswald, DE

Scrape-off layer physics in the initial campaign of Wendelstein 7-X

Jose Luis Velasco


Temperature screening and moderation of neoclassical impurity accumulation in high temperature plasmas of helical devices

Tomáš Odstrčil

MP IPP Garching, DE

The physics of W transport illuminated by recent progress in W density diagnostics at ASDEX Upgrade

F Koechl


W transport and accumulation control during the H-L transition of JET H-mode discharges

Guosheng Xu


New Small/No ELM H-mode Regimes for High-performance Steady-state Operations in EAST

Nathan Howard


The Role of Cross-Scale Coupling in Determining Electron Heat Transport in ITER-Relevant Plasmas

Andrea Garofalo

General Atomics, USA

Joint DIII-D/EAST research on the development of a high poloidal beta scenario for the steady state missions of ITER and CFETR

Ronald Wenninger

EUROfusion, EU

Progress in the physics understanding for a conceptual design of DEMO

Kensaku Kamiya


Role of electric field curvature for the edge transport barrier formation

S. Saarelma


Integrated modelling of H-mode pedestal and confinement in JET-ILW


LOA/ENSTA, Palaiseau, France

Toward compact and ultra-intense laser-based soft X-ray lasers

M. Tatarakis

Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece

The influence of the solid to plasma phase transition on the generation of plasma instabilities

R. Torchio (f)

ESRF - The European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France

Single pulse synchrotron x-ray absorption spectroscopy on laser shocked iron

P. Muggli

FAG, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Munich, Germany

Very first experimental results of AWAKE: the proton-drive, plasma wakefield experiment at CERN

S. Goede

European XFEL GmbH, Schenefeld, Germany

Modulated proton beams accelerated in high contrast laser-plasma interactions from condensed hydrogen jet

R. Trines

CLF, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK

Universal scaling laws for pulse propagation in plasma and non-linear media

K. Poder

Imperial College, London

Multi-Gev Scale electron acceleration with self guided laser wakefield accelerators

M. Raynaud (f)

LSI, CEA, Ecole Polytechnique, France

High Intensity Plasmonics, Theory and PIC Simulations

L. Fedeli

Polytechnico di Milano, Italy

Numerical simulations of nanostructured plasmas: enhanced laser-driven harmonic sources and near-critical plasmas

A. Casner

CELIA, Université de Bordeaux 1, France

3D Bubbles Dynamics for the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor Instability and the Discovery Science program at NIF

J. Myatt

LLE,University of Rochester, USA

Laser plasma interaction in direct drive implosion

W. Rozmous

University of Alberta, Canada

Kinetic effects and anomalous absorption in response to high thermal energy fluxes in ICF plasmas

Paul Bolton

Ludwig Maximilians Universitat,  Munich, Germany

Hands-on laser-driven ion acceleration and its applications in medical physics


Tsinghua University, Bejing China

Probing plasma wakefield using femtosecond relativistic electron bunches

H. Ruhl

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Derivation of a new radiation reaction term from first principles at superhigh laser intensities


CEA, France

Envelope equation of an electron plasma wave: Linear and nonlinear propagation in a non-uniform and non-stationary plasma

K. Schoefler

Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Kinetic solution for the generation of magnetic fields via the Biermann battery

Masahiro Hoshino

University of Tokyo

Particle Acceleration in Shock Waves, Reconnection and Accretion Disks

Thomas Neukirch

University of St Andrews

Theory and simulation of collisionless current sheets, Solar, St Andrews

Oliver Porth

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Progress in pulsar wind nebulae models

Fabien Casse

Université Paris Diderot

Particle acceleration in astrophysical shocks: the Particle in MHD Cells approach

Luca Del Zanna

Università di Firenze

Relativistic MHD modeling of magnetized neutron stars and their winds

Martin Pessah

Niels Bohr Institute

Models for accretion disks and the role of magnetic fields

Silvia Perri

Università della Calabria

Electron superdiffusive transport upstream of supernova remnant shocks

Seiji Zenitani

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Relativistic magnetic reconnection

Yusuke Ebihara

Kyoto University

Kyoto, AAPPS-DPP, Global MHD simulation study on the evolution of substorms

Fernando Moreno Insertis

Universidad de La Laguna

Solar observations and simulations: from coronal jets to solar tornados

Maria Elena Innocenti

University of Leuven

Addressing the multiscale nature of the turbulent cascade in the lower-hybrid range

Laurent Gremillet

CEA, France

Laser-driven generation of collisionless turbulent shocks: particle-in-cell simulations and analytical modeling

Mark Dieckmann

Linköping University, Sweden

Electrostatic shock waves in the laboratory and astrophysics: similarities and differences

Matti Heikinheimo

National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonia

Collisionless shocks in self-interacting dark matter

Toshiro Kaneko

Department of Electronic Engineering, Tohoku University

Gas-liquid interfacial plasmas for enhancing gene transfer into living cells

Job Beckers

Eindhoven University of Technology

Negative species in plasmas

Pascal Chabert

LPP, UMR7648, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Physcis of RF plasmas and/or global models for low-temperature plasmas

Zoltan Donko

Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Center for Physics, Hungary

Experimental benchmarks of kinetic simulations of capacitively coupled plasmas

Jan Schäfer

Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie, Greifswald

Searching for Order in Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets

Renaud Gueroult

Plasma et Conversion d'Energie, CRNS, INPT, UPS, 31062 Toulouse

Differential magnetic confinement and mass separation in magnetized plasmas

Jose Miguel Vadillo

University of Malaga

Plasmas, photons, ions and femtosecond lasers: tons of fun

Sandra Schröter

University of York

Reactive species in humidity containing atmospheric pressure plasma jets: Numerical and experimental investigations

Khaled Hassouni

Universitè Paris Nord Villeteneuse France

State to state modelling of hydrogen optical thin and thick plasmas and afterglows

Gerard van Rooij

Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research

The future industry: a key role for plasma chemistry

Luca Matteo Martini

Universita  di Trento

Induced fluorescence in nanosecond discharges

Tommaso Andreussi

SITAEL spa Pisa Italy 

Influence of the magnetic field configuration on the plasma flow in Hall thrusters

Carlo Benedetti

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

Multi-GeV laser-driven electron acceleration