If you know exactly what
you are going to do, what is the point of doing
it? Pablo
Picasso 
It is better to be
vaguely right than exactly wrong. Carveth Read (usually
attributed to Maynard Keynes)
Now that
everyone knows this is the new Pandora's box, they
are all going to jump into it. François Rincon 
Name  Affiliation  Week I 
Week II 
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€ 
Seminar Title 
Background Reading 
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Toby
Adkins 
Oxford 
24 
5 
B 
N 
Electromagnetic instabilities and
turbulence driven by the electrontemperature gradient
(45 min) 
arXiv:2201.05670 +nonlinear update 
pdf (3Mb) 
Claude
Bardos 
Paris 6&7/WPI 
17 
F 
Y 
[see Besse] 

Michael Barnes  Oxford 
2429 
H 
N 
Bistability: a curio or a universal
feature of sheared plasma turbulence 
arXiv:2109.07757 
pdf (6Mb) 

Nicolas Besse 
OCA Nice 
27 
7 
F 
Y 
[with Bardos] Mathematical approach to
quasilinear approximation 
JMP
62, 101505 (2021) arXiv:2011.08085 
pdf (350kb) 
Archie Bott  Princeton>Oxford 
2430 
zoom 
B 
N 
Thermodynamics and collisionality in
firehosesusceptible highbeta plasmas (30 min) 
ApJ
922, L35 (2021) + new preprint soon 
pdf (19Mb) 
Peter Catto  MIT 
zoom 
zoom 
A collisional interpretation of the
quasilinear delta function and other observations (30
min) 
JPP
86, 815860302 (2020) JPP 87, 905870606 (2021) 
pdf (3Mb) 

Ben
Chandran 
New Hampshire 
314 
H 
N 
MTMs in spherical tokamaks (a discussion) 
background: NF 20, 1439 (1980) NF 62, 016009 (2022) +preprint soon 
on request 

Steve Cowley  PPPL 
25 
5 
B 
N 
Equilibrium, energy and instability 
on request 

Ilya Dodin  PPPL 
2430 
H 
N 
Quasilinear theory: incorporating plasma
inhomogeneity and collisions from first principles (30
min) 
arXiv:2201.08562 
pdf (2Mb) 

Robbie
Ewart 
Oxford 
24 
6 
? 
N 
1) Collisionless collision integrals: the
bad, the worse, and the ugly (30 min) 2) LyndenBell equilibria, power tails, NTPA, and PIC codes 
arXiv:2201.03376 +preprint soon 
1) pdf (600kb) 2) on request 
JeanBaptiste Fouvry 
IAP 
25 
8 
B 
N 
1) Kinetic blockings and 1/N^2 kinetic
theory (20 min) 2) Linear response theory and damped modes of stellar clusters (20 min) 
1) PRE
102, 052110 (2020) 2) MNRAS 509, 2443 (2022) 
1) pdf (280kb) 2) pdf (3Mb) 
Michael
Hardman 
Oxford 
315 
B 
N 
1) Toroidal microtearing modes: kinetic
and fluid models in the limit of low beta in general
axisymmetric magnetic geometry 2) Pushing the toroidal electromagnetic theory to high beta: matching conditions in the collisional limit 
arXiv:2208.10615 
on request 

David
Hosking 
Oxford>Princeton 
2230 
? 
Y 
Correlation integrals and how to use
them: a discussion 
PRX
11, 041005 (2021) arXiv:2202.00462 arXiv:2203.03573 
pdf (8Mb) 

Plamen
Ivanov 
Oxford 
zoom 
315 
B 
N 
Drift kinetic linear
theory 
preprint soon 
on request 
Jean Kempf 
Toulouse 
zoom 
306 
P 
Y 
[with Rincon] MTI simulations and modelling future Xray observations  on request 

Matt Kunz  Princeton 
2431 
H 
N 
1) Intro+some updates and adverts on
dynamo and other things 2) [see Bott, Majeski, Winarto, Yerger] 
1) arXiv:2201.07757 
pdf (16Mb) 

Nuno Loureiro  MIT 
2429 
zoom 
H 
N 
Reconnection onset and realisability (1
hr) 
pdf (1.4Mb) 

Stephen
Majeski 
Princeton 
2430 
zoom 
F 
N 
Microphysically modified magnetosonic
modes in collisionless, highbeta plasmas (15 min) 
background: JPP 86, 905860603 (2020) PRL 119, 155101 (2017) 
pdf (5Mb) 
Alfred
Mallet 
SSL Berkeley 
zoom 

Norbert Mauser 
U of Vienna/WPI 

Romain Meyrand 
Otago 
24 
6 
B 
N 
Basic properties of reflectiondriven
Alfvenwave turbulence (30 min) 
background: ApJ 707, 1659 (2009) 
pdf (35Mb) 
Michael Nastac 
Oxford 
24 
5 
F 
N 
A solvable model of entropy cascade in
nearly collisionless plasmas 
background: JPP 84, 905840107 (2018) +preprint soon 
on request 
Felix Parra Diaz  PPPL 
zoom 

Cornelius
Rampf 
U of Vienna/WPI 
Guest seminar: Tygers (earlytime
resonances and singularities in the inviscid Burgers
equation) (30 min) 
preprint from author 
pdf (4Mb) 

François Rincon  Toulouse 
24 
6 
P 
Y 
1) [see Kempf] 2) Chasing asymptotic nonlinear largescale dynamos 3) Summary/discussion of the meeting 
2) PRF
6, L121701 (2021) 
2) pdf (57Mb) 3) pdf (54Mb) 
Alex Schekochihin  Oxford 
24 
5 
H 
N 
In search of universality: towards a
statistical mechanics of collisionless plasma [see also
Ewart and Nastac] 
notes
ch 912 (being revised) 
pdf (13Mb) 
Jono Squire  Otago 
24 
5 
H 
N 
1) The helicity barrier (30 min) 2) Largeamplitude Alfven waves (15 min) 
1) Nature
Astron. (2022) JPP 87, 535870301 (2021) 2) arXiv:2206.07447 
1) pdf (10Mb) 2) pdf (8Mb) 
Dmitri
Uzdensky 
CU Boulder 
zoom 
zoom 
Designing mesoscopicbox PICbased
subgrid prescriptions for kinetic microphysics and
embedding them into global MHD simulations 
pdf (600kb) 

Hima
Winarto 
Princeton 
2431 
zoom 
B 
N 
Tearing and mirrors (15 min) 
JPP
88, 905880210 (2022) 
pdf (3Mb) 
Evan Yerger 
Princeton 
zoom 
296 
F 
Y 
Diagnosing collisionality in PIC
simulations/Suppressed heat conduction in the ICM via
the whistler heat flux instability 
pdf (3Mb) 

Vladimir
Zhdankin 
Flatiron 
zoom 
317 
B 
N 
Generalised entropy in collisionless
plasmas: navigating an uncertain landscape 
PRX
12, 031011 (2022) JPP 88, 175880303 (2022) 
pdf (8Mb) 
Muni
Zhou 
MIT>IAS 
zoom 
Intermittency and electron heating in KAW
turbulence 
arXiv:2208.02441 
pdf (9Mb) 
Monday 25 July 
Tuesday 26 July 
Wednesday 27 July 
Thursday 28 July 
Friday 29 July 
9:30 Coffee 9:45 Welcome/selfintros 
9:30 Coffee  9:30 Coffee  9:30 Coffee  9:30 Coffee 
DYNAMO Kunz1 Rincon2 
MHD Hosking Squire2 
MICROINSTABILITIES Bott Majeski 
QLT Fouvry1 Dodin 
COLLISIONLESS RELAXATION Nastac Ewart1 
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 
RECONNECTION Loureiro Winarto 
(BI)STABILITY Cowley Barnes 
IMBALANCED TURBULENCE Meyrand Squire1 
COLLISIONLESS RELAXATION Schekochihin 
KAW TURBULENCE Zhou 
Monday 1 August 
Tuesday 2 August 
Wednesday 3 Aug 
Thursday 4 Aug 
Friday 5 Aug 
9:30 Coffee 9:45 Welcome/selfintros 
9:30 Coffee  9:30 Coffee  9:30 Coffee  9:30 Coffee 
EM/ETG TURBULENCE Adkins 
QLT Fouvry2 Besse 
TH.
CONDUCTION Kempf Yerger 
DRIFT KINETICS Ivanov EM TURBULENCE Hardman2 
CONCLUSION Summary discussion (Rincon) 
Lunch/work/play  Lunch/work/play  Lunch/work/play  Lunch/work/play  Lunch/work/play 
15:30 Guest seminar: Rampf  15:30 RIVER CRUISE  
16:00 Coffee  16:00 Coffee  16:00 Coffee  
COLLISIONLESS RELAXATION Zhdankin Ewart2 
MTMs Chandran Hardman1 
QLT Catto KINETICS to MHD Uzdensky 