Pauli

Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna

11th Plasma Kinetics Working Meeting
  23 July - 3 August, 2018

SOC: A. Schekochihin, F. Parra (Oxford), M. Kunz (Princeton), N. Loureiro (MIT), F. Rincon (Toulouse)




10th Anniversary Beast
TOPICS:
  • Ion/electron heating
  • Kinetic turbulence
  • Reconnection galore
  • All of the above together
  • Multiscale drift-wave turbulence
  • Plasma physics on the edge
10th Anniversary Beast


If you know exactly what you are going to do, what is the point of doing it? Pablo Picasso

Every line in your calculations ends with "=0". You are not making much progress!
Kate Hammett
We don't do the calculation because we don't know the answer, we do it because we have a conscience. Bryan Taylor
Let's change the resolution on the Unknown. Gabe Plunk
Let me put it differently: suppose we had a reactor... Per Helander
Working together takes more than one person. Bill Dorland
We can't do ultraviolence to that square bracket. Ian Abel
Field lines are forever. Bryan Taylor
This is not really an ill-posed problem, this is not a problem at all. Paul Dellar
I am just doing mathematics at the moment, but it is mathematics that has some point. Bryan Taylor
The equivalent of God in MAST is MHD, which is global and all powerful. Anthony Field
I've got a fishbone coming up. Tim Horbury
We have crossed all the i's and dotted all the t's. Job's a good'un. Ian Abel
Let us not jump in front of the bandwagon! Alex Schekochihin
It's not the triviality, it's the emptiness of it that bothers me. Bryan Taylor
Never take 0 for an answer. Alex Schekochihin
This is a very inefficient way of achieving nothing. François Rincon
We Hankel all the way in and then Hankel all the way out. Joseph Parker
For the sake of fairness, let me mention that some people have objections to this, none of which are particularly valid. Chris Chen
Yes, Steve, you have always known what we have only just figured out. Alfred Mallet
It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong. Maynard Keynes 

This is more or less right. Perhaps less. Alfred Mallet
You go ahead with your argument. I'll think. Steve Cowley
Too simple? At the end of my talk, you will beg for simplicity! Andrey Beresnyak
The point is not the point! Anonymous
This is why I am presenting this here and nowhere else: nothing is solved! Ian Abel
This calculation is not intellectual masturbation: there's no orgasm. Anonymous
There are many big Buts here... I like big Buts. Matt Kunz
Previous studies of this problem have been either unsatisfactory or limited in scope.---What  is the difference between these?---This means either wrong or irrelevant.
Anatoly Spitkovsky, Michael Medvedev and Steve Cowley (in conversation)
I don't give a damn about astrophysics, explain to me what is going on. Anatoly Spitkovsky
Have you subtracted the baby with the bathwater? Steve Balbus
 
This is not rigour, unless you mean rigor mortis. Ian Abel
I wouldn't say these are theoretical arguments... Let's just call them arguments. François Rincon
You can never be too happy with the state of your closure. Amitava Bhattacharjee
For this plot, 1 is 6.--- Weeell, not even. Steve Cowley and Steve Balbus
Это качественное объяснение недостаточно качественное. Eugene Churazov
If you mean it seriously, this is actually a very good question. Minhyong Kim
This paper is a tour de farce. Ian Abel
What is modelling? You run a simulation, you compare. If it coincides, great! If it doesn't coincide, f*ck! Felix Parra
We are stuck at x=0. Felix Parra
When you say this, Kolmogorov is spinning in his grave at the Larmor frequency! Alex Schekochihin
Unlike you, I live in real space. Michael Hardman
[these quotes are mostly from Oxford plasma seminars and the Vienna meetings]

Invited Participants

Name Affiliation Wk 1
Astro
Wk 2
Fusion
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Seminar Title
Background
Reading

Slides
Ian Abel
Chalmers
--->Maryland

28-5
H
N
The simplest possible pedestal?
Theory background:
JPP 84, 745840202 (2018)

Lev Arzamasskiy
Princeton
21-29

H
N
Hybrid-kinetic simulations of driven solar-wind turbulence: spectral anisotropy, perpendicular ion heating and non-thermal features in distribution function (with Kunz, Chandran and Quataert)
preprint soon
pdf,
4.4Mb

Michael Barnes Oxford

29-3
H
N
Cross-scale turbulence: summary/discussion

pdf,
34kb
Andrei Beloborodov
Columbia
ar 23
lv 31
Ab
N
Dissipation/plasma in compact objects
ApJ 850, 141 (2017)
pdf,
6.2Mb
Archie Bott
Oxford
22-27

F
Y
New plasma dynamo experiments on OMEGA
Old experiments:
Nature Comm. 9, 591 (2018)
ask
author
Ivan Calvo
CIEMAT

29-3
H
Y
---
arXiv:1803.05691

Peter Catto
MIT

29-3
H
Y
---


Silvio Cerri
Princeton
ar 22
lv 3
D
Y
3D hybrid-kinetic turbulence and phase-space cascades in a beta=1 plasma (with Kunz)
ApJL 856, L13 (2018)
ApJL 846, L18 (2017)
pdf,
9.8Mb

Ben Chandran
New Hampshire
22-27

H
N
Parametric instability, inverse cascade, and the 1/f spectrum of solar-wind turbulence
JPP 84, 905840106 (2018)
pdf,
2.5Mb
Ilya Dodin
Princeton

29-4
H
N
Inhomogeneous drift-wave turbulence as an effective quantum plasma
Phys. Rev. E 97, 053210 (2018)
arXiv:1805.04086
arXiv:1805.02233
arXiv:1803.10817
ask
author
Bill Dorland
Maryland
ar 22
lv 3

Y
Phase-space echoes and fluidisation of collisionless plasma turbulence (with Meyrand & Schekochihin) arXiv:1808.04284
background:
JPP 82, 905820212 (2016)
pdf,
16Mb
Daniel Groselj
IPP Garching
ar 23
lv 3
D
Y
Kinetic turbulence in astrophysical plasmas: waves and/or structures?
arXiv:1806.05741
PRL 120, 105101 (2018)
pdf,
4.7Mb
Michael Hardman
Oxford

29-4
F
Y
A scale separated framework for studying cross scale interactions in plasma turbulence (with Barnes)

pdf,
4.2Mb
Yohei Kawazura
Oxford
22-27

F
N
Ion vs. electron heating in astro-GK turbulence (with Barnes and Schekochihin) arXiv:1807.07702
code: JCP 360, 57 (2018)
pdf,
8Mb

Matt Kunz
Princeton
21-29

H
N
1. Sound waves in high-beta plasma
2. Mirror-mediated magnetic reconnection
preprints soon
ask
author
Nuno Loureiro MIT
ar 22
lv 1
H
N
Turbulence in pair plasmas
arXiv:1805.09224
pdf,
1.9Mb
Shinya Maeyama
Nagoya

29-4
H
N
Effects of sub-ion-scale structures on cross-scale interactions in Tokamak plasma turbulence
PRL 114, 255002 (2015)
PRL 119, 195002 (2017)
pdf,
2.8Mb
Lucio Milanese
MIT

28-4
D
Y
---


Michael Nastac
Maryland
ar 22
lv ?
F
Y
---


Jeff Parker
LLNL

28-4
H
N
Multiple-timescale global GK turbulence and transport simulations for tokamaks
NF 58, 054004 (2018)
pdf,
2.2Mb
Felix Parra Diaz
Oxford

29-3
H
N
The boundary of a magnetised plasma
arXiv:1805.02975

Francois Rincon
Toulouse
22-28

D
Y
---
review of dynamos
coming soon

Alex Schekochihin Oxford
ar 22
lv 3
H
N
1. Ion vs. electron heating in astro-GK turbulence (with Kawazura & Barnes)
2. Some interesting nuggets in MHD turbulence theory
1. arXiv:1807.07702
2. preprint
please comment!
pdf,
4.5Mb
Lorenzo Sironi
Columbia
22-27

D
N
Electron heating in shocks and reconnection
ApJ 858, 95 (2018)
ApJ 851, 134 (2017)
ApJ 850, 29 (2017)
pdf,
6.2Mb

Anatoly Spitkovsky
Princeton
23-27

H
N
Electron heating in collisionless shocks

pdf,
7.2Mb
James Stone
Princeton
22-28

H
N
Statistics of current sheets in MRI turbulence

pdf,
25Mb
Denis St-Onge
Princeton
ar 24
lv 1
D
N
Plasma dynamo: latest results (with Kunz)
arXiv:1806.11162
pdf,
2.1Mb
Dmitri Uzdensky
UC Boulder
22-28

H
Y
Relativistic nonthermal particle acceleration in magnetic reconnection (with Werner) and other selected topics (incl. ion vs. electron heating in relativistic collisionless turbulence)

ask
author
Greg Werner
UC Boulder
22-28

H
Y
Relativistic reconnection: (1) heating and nothermal particle acceleration in pair and electron-ion plasmas; (2) with external inverse Compton cooling (with Uzdensky)

pdf,
6.3Mb
Ryan White
MIT

28-3
D
Y
Anomalous resistivity and reconnection in an evolving current profile (with Loureiro and Milanese)

ask
author

Timetable

WEEK 1

Monday 23 July
Tuesday 24 July
Wednesday 25 July
Thursday 26 July
Friday 27 July
9:30 Coffee
9:45 Welcome/self-intros
9:30 Coffee 9:30 Coffee 9:30 Coffee 9:30 Coffee
KINETIC TURBULENCE
10:00 Groselj
10:45 Cerri
TURBULENCE/S. WIND
10:00 Arzamasskiy
10:45 Chandran
DYNAMO
10:00 St-Onge
10:45 Bott
HIGH BETA
10:00 Kunz
KINETIC TURBULENCE
10:45 Dorland
TURBULENCE
10:00 Loureiro
10:45 Stone
Lunch/work/play
Lunch/work/play Lunch/work/play Lunch/work/play Lunch/work/play
16:00 Coffee
16:00 Coffee 16:00 Coffee 16:00 Coffee 16:00 Coffee
HEATING
16:00 Kawazura
16:45 Sironi
REC-N/HEATING
16:00 Spitkovsky
16:45 Beloborodov

REC-N/HEATING
16:00 Uzdensky
16:45 Werner


WEEK 2

Monday 30 July
Tuesday 31 July
Wednesday 1 Aug
Thursday 2 Aug
Friday 3 Aug
9:30 Coffee
9:45 Welcome/self-intros
9:30 Coffee 9:30 Coffee 9:30 Coffee 9:30 Coffee
CROSS SCALE
10:00 Maeyama
10:45 Hardman
TURBULENCE
10:00 Dodin
TRANSPORT
10:00 Parker

EDGE
10:00 Abel
EDGE
10:00 Parra
Lunch/work/play Lunch/work/play Lunch/work/play Lunch/work/play Close at noon
16:00 Coffee 16:00 Coffee 16:00 Coffee 16:00 Coffee
ASTRO TURBULENCE
16:00 Schekochihin
16:45 Dorland
ASTRO TURBULENCE
16:00 Cerri & Groselj
RECONNECTION
16:00 White

CROSS SCALE
16:00 Cross-scale turbulence
concluding discussion
(moderated by Barnes)

Logistics

The workshop will be held at
Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna,
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna, Austria
All seminars are in Seminar Room 08.135 (8th floor)

Hotels: Deutschmeister, Pension Ani-Falstaff
Hotel with AC: Harmonie (comes at a moderate additional expense to you)
Please contact Ms Ramona Bluma (ramona.bluma at  univie dot  ac dot  at) to arrange accommodation

City-airport train
Vienna information
COFFEE

Previous WPI workshops in this series: 2017,
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, (2008), (2007), (2007)

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