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Stability, Energetics, and Turbulent Transport in Astrophysical, Fusion, and Solar Plasmas: Unifying Theoretical and Computational Tools
8-12 April 2013

Links to the archived talks are now available at this link http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~kunz/Site/Plasmas/Welcome.html

Program Organizers: Matthew Kunz (Chair), Jeremy Goodman, Greg Hammett, Hantao Ji, Stewart Prager, Alex Schekochihin, Anatoly Spitkovsky, Jim Stone

The principal goal of this workshop is to successfully disseminate research strategies across multiple platforms of plasma physics aimed at acquiring a better understanding of stability, energetics, and turbulent transport in astrophysical, fusion, and solar plasmas. While there are several inherent differences in astrophysical, fusion, and solar plasmas, many of the emergent phenomena and the techniques employed to study them display remarkable universality. Despite this universality, many techniques and approaches have yet to permeate all sub-fields of plasma physics. Accordingly, this workshop's focus is on sharing resources and investigational expertise, rather than solely on results. Speakers will identify and accentuate areas of common ground and use these "common-ground" parts of their own research as launching points to stimulate vigorous discussion, provoke interdisciplinary collaboration, and encourage a wider practice of analytical, numerical, and experimental techniques that are commonplace in one sub-field but not in another. If broadly and cooperatively applied, these techniques could lead to advancements in our understanding of, e.g., magnetorotationally driven turbulence in accretion disks; shear-flow suppression of turbulent transport and generation of transport barriers in tokamaks; subcritical transitions to instability in accretion disks and fusion devices; small-scale plasma instabilities in the solar wind, galaxy clusters, and hot accretion flows; particle heating in astrophysical plasmas and the solar wind; and, nonlocality, anisotropy, and mesoscale structure in turbulent flows.

Links to the archived talks are now available at this link http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~kunz/Site/Plasmas/Welcome.html

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