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— News: 2017-12-13

PhD student Florian Effenberg was awarded the 2017 James D. Callen  Fellowship for Excellence in Plasma Theory. Congratulations!

The 2017 James D. Callen Fellowship for Excellence in Plasma Theory was warded to PhD student Florian Effenberg. Florian works on numerical modeling of 3D plasma edge transport and radiative divertor scenarios for the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator in Greifswald, Germany. He has undertaken groundbreaking assessment of 3D scrape-off layer transport studies during the startup-campaign of the device and is presently leading the research thrust on radiative divertor scenarios in the island divertor at W7-X. His work is funded under DoE grant DE-SC0014210. Congratulations, Florian!

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This is the group webpage for plasma edge physics and plasmas surface interactions in presence of three-dimensional (3D) plasma boundaries.Plasma edge layer at ITER transformed into a 3D system by application of small amplitude, external magnetic control fields.

This is a situation relevant to tokamak devices with resonant magnetic field perturbations applied and stellarators as inherently 3D systems.

We post the most recent developments in the group on this side – including recent scientific achievements, lab updates and publication updates.

An overview on group members and actual topics and devices can be found here.

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Contact: Assistant Professor Oliver Schmitz

oschmitz@wisc.edu | +1 (608) 263 1547