Thursday 6 April

09:00 (Invited) The physics currently limiting the thermonuclear fusion yield on the National Ignition Facility
Robbie Scott, RAL Central Laser Facility, UK
09:40 Particle acceleration during merging-compression plasma start-up in the MAST spherical tokamak
Ken McClements, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK
10:00 The role of vibrational states of CO2 in the conversion of CO2 to CO using radio-frequency atmospheric pressure plasmas
Alexander Foote, University of York, UK
10:20 Theory of the sheath and maximum ion energies in target normal sheath acceleration
Holger Schmitz, STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
10:40 Refreshment break
11:00 (Invited) Physics and technology innovations for compact tokamak fusion pilot plants
Jonathan Menard, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA
11:40 MAST upgrade: A facility to advance understanding of power exhaust in tokamaks
James Harrison, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK
12:00 (Invited) Solar flares and energetic particles
Eduard Kontar, University of Glasgow, UK
12:40 Lunch
  MAST-U Research Forum
(The MAST-U research forum runs from Thursday afternoon and all day Friday)
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Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: EXTENSION
    25 January 2017
  • Poster submission deadline: 
    24 February 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    17 February 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    24 March 2017

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