The Plasma Physics Summer School (PPSS) is held at the P-24 (TA-35), Plasma Physics Group, building 86, room 205, at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), starting with June 08 through the first week of September. The goal of the Plasma Physics Summer School is to educate LANL undergraduate students (UGS) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) in the fields of plasmas and laser-plasmas interactions and to attract prospective upper level students to the laboratory later on in post-doctoral, or staff positions. In order to qualify for PPSS, participants must be UGS or GRA at LANL during the Summer School. No clearance is required. We strongly encourage the participation from different LANL divisions to broaden and share student experiences. In the previous and past years, students were recruited from Northern New Mexico Community College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New Mexico Tech, Stanford, University of New Mexico - Los Alamos, University of Michigan, Cornell, Purdue, Princeton, and the University of Bordeaux.
at Tom Intrator's talk, June 13, 2007.
Distinguished invited speakers as well as
staff members from LANL will be giving lectures every Wednesday at 12:00
P.M. Please check out the timetable. These talks are designed to give the students an overview of all plasma physics aspects, from the fundamental principles to the most advanced applications. Students will also get familiarized with a wide range of engineering concepts, very useful for designing complex experiments. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed. Topics include:
- Introduction to Plasma Physics
- Fusion in Plasma
- Plasma Fusion Devices: A Review
- Intertial Confinement Fusion
- Laser-Plasma Interaction
- Fluid Equations and Waves in Plasmas
- Kinetic Theory
- MHD and Stability
- Plasma Processing and Applications
- Plasma Diagnostics
- Plasma-based Devices, Plasma Sources and Hardware (design and building vacuum systems, pulsed power, optical and electrical systems)
- Plasma Simulations
- Relaxation and Self-Organization in Plasmas
- Strongly Coupled Plasmas and Plasma Sheaths
- Space Plasmas & Plasma Astrophysics
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