Simons Collaboration on Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy Annual Meeting 2022

Date & Time

Organizer: Amitava Bhattacharjee

Amitava Bhattacharjee, Princeton University
Joaquim Loizu, EPFL, Lausanne
Per Helander, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Elizabeth Paul, Princeton University
Peter Constantin, Princeton University
Matt Landreman, University of Maryland
Florian Wechsung, New York University
Thomas Sunn Pedersen, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

  • Agendaplus--large

    Thursday, March 24

    9:30 AMAmitava Bhattacharjee | Hidden symmetries and fusion energy: an overview
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMJoaquim Loizu | Fast 3D MHD equilibrium and stability calculations in the presence of islands and chaos
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPer Helander | Optimizing plasma confinement
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMElizabeth Paul | Advancing the stellarator with adjoint-based optimization
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPeter Constantin | On magnetohydrostatic equilbria

    Friday, March 25

    9:30 AMMatt Landreman | Innovations in stellarator optimization for quasisymmetry
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMFlorian Wechsung | Derivative-based algorithms to find coil designs that are robust to manufacturing errors
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMThomas Sunn Pedersen | Towards an optimized stellarator reactor design
  • Participation & Fundingplus--large

    Participation in the meeting falls into the following four categories. An individual’s participation category is communicated via their letter of invitation.

    Group A – PIs and Speakers
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Business-class or premium economy airfare will be booked for all flights over five hours.

    Group B – Out-of-town Participants
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Economy-class airfare will be booked for all flights.

    Group C – Local Participants
    Individuals in Group C will not receive financial support, but are encouraged to enjoy all conference-hosted meals.

    Group D – Remote Participants
    Individuals in Group D will participate in the meeting remotely. Please register at the link above and a remote participation link will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.

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    Air and Train
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    Personal Car
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  • COVID-19 Policyplus--large

    ALL in-person meeting attendees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with a World Health Organization approved vaccine, be beyond the 14-day inoculation period of their final dose, and provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the conference. Acceptable vaccines can be found at the bottom of this page on the WHO’s site.

  • Reimbursementplus--large

    Individuals in Groups A & B will be reimbursed for meals not hosted by the Simons Foundation as well as local expenses, including ground transportation. Additional information in this regard will be emailed on the final day of the meeting.

  • Contactsplus--large

    Travel & Hotel Assistance
    Ovation Travel Team

    Meeting Questions & Assistance
    Emily Klein
    Event Coordinator, MPS, Simons Foundation
    (646) 751-1262

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