Meetings/Workshops on Plasma and Gas-discharge Physics, Nuclear Fusion in the United States (USA)
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62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
09 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020 • Memphis, Tennessee, United States
American Physical Society
Is There a Common Thread to Layering in Atmospheres, Oceans and Plasmas?
05 Jan 2021 - 08 Jan 2021 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
A fascinating and surprising phenomenon that can occur in fluid and plasma turbulence is the spontaneous formation of arrays of layers in which material properties such as density adopt a so-called “staircase” structure. The most striking examples are potential vorticity staircases in planetary atmospheres, and thermohaline staircases in the oceans. Theoretical considerations suggest that layering also plays an important role in stellar interiors (particularly through various double-diffusive processes) and in fusion confinement devices (the so-called E x B staircase). Understanding the phenomenon of layering is, therefore, not only of intrinsic scientific interest (e.g., is there a common thread to layering in these very different contexts?), but is also crucial for an accurate description of turbulent transport in, for example, models of large-scale ocean flow, the evolution of stellar interiors and confinement in tokamaks.
Gordon Research Seminar — Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics and Reactions
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021 • Ventura, CA, United States
Gordon Research Conference — Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics and Reactions
21 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021 • Ventura, CA, United States
ICOPS 2021 — 2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
20 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 • Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States
63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
08 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021 • Pittsburgh, United States
American Physical Society (APS)
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Last updated: 21 January 2020