Our fusion lectures in the UPC Fusion Technology Course

Dr Mervi Mantsinen giving her lecture at UPC.

This spring our fusion group contributes for the fourth consecutive year to the Fusion Technology Course of the Nuclear Engineering Master organized by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.

This course is designed to offer the students an overview on selected key topics in Fusion Technology, delivered by specialist lecturers from F4E, UPC and our Fusion group at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). The course is coordinated by Dr Shimpei Futatani who moved from our Fusion group to UPC last year.

UPC Campus Nord, Barcelona, Spain

In this year’s edition, our group contributes to the course with the following two lectures:

  • On 27th March, Mervi Mantsinen gave a lecture entitled “Ion Cyclotron Resonance Frequency (ICRF) Heating in Fusion Plasmas”. After introducing the basic principles of electromagnetic wave propagation in plasmas, the lecture focused on the use of electromagnetic waves in the ion cyclotron range of frequencies for plasma heating and current drive in fusion devices.
  • On 13th May, Xavier Sáez will give a lecture entitled “Simulation codes in Fusion Technology” focused on the role of High Performance Computing in fusion research. This lecture also includes examples of fusion simulation codes used currently.

We are grateful to Department of Physics on Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB) for this opportunity to disseminate our R&D in fusion among the young generation.

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