Recent events, research visits and conference participations

2019

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  • From 14 to 25 January, Edgar Olivares visited CIEMAT to work on fast ion modelling with Dr Paco Castejón and Mr Sadig Mullas.
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  • On 16 January, José Lorenzo started in our group as Junior Research Engineer.
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  • From 21 to 25 January, Ignacio Lopez joined Edgar Olivares CIEMAT to work on fast ion modelling with Dr Paco Castejón and Mr Sadig Mullas.
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  • From 28 January to 1 February, Mervi Mantsinen and Dani Gallart visited IPP Garching to participate in an experiment as part of the 2018 EUROfusion Medium Size tokamaks experimental campaign on the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak. Mervi Mantsinen was the scientific coordinator and Dani Gallart was team member of the experiment.
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  • On 6 February, Alejandro Soba from CONICET/CNEA, Argentina, joined us with EUROLAB-4-HPC short term mobility funding.
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  • On 11 February, Prof. Edson de Pinho from Universidad Federal Rural de Río de Janeiro, Brazil, visited our group and gave a talk on “High temperature superconducting devices and risk analysis: usual approach and improvements for design and evaluation”.
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  • From 26 February to March 1, Ignacio Lopez de Arbina and Albert Gutierrez participated in the Annual Planning Meeting of the EUROfusion Work Package Code Development (WPCD) at CINECA, Bologna, Italy.
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  • From 4 to 8 March, Mervi Mantsinen participated in the Analysis and Modelling campaign of the EUROfusion Work Package JET experimental campaign (WPJET1) at the JET tokamak, Culham Science Center, Culham, Oxfordshire.
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  • From 4 to 15 March, Dani Gallart participated in the Analysis and Modelling campaign of the EUROfusion Work Package JET experimental campaign (WPJET1) at the JET tokamak, Culham Science Center, Culham, Oxfordshire.
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  • On 11 March, Mervi Mantsinen participated in a course on “Supervising Master Students” organized by the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology in Barcelona, Spain.
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  • On 26 March, Mervi Mantsinen gave a lecture entitled “ICRF heating” as part of the Fusion Technology course organized by the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain.
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  • From 1 to 5 April, Mervi Mantsinen and Ignacio Lopez participated in the 3rd ITER Code Camp, Caradache, France.
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  • On 8 April, Jordi Manyer joined officially to our group as intership student.
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  • On 26 April, Mervi Mantsinen participated in the ICREA Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain.
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  • From 29 April to 9 May, David Taylor from Culham Center for Fusion Energy, UK, visited our group to collaborate with Mervi Mantsinen to facilitate an update of the CHAIN 2 part of the PION code.
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  • From 7 to 9 May, our group participated in the 6th Severo Ochoa Doctoral Symposium. José Lorenzo presented his poster “Development of HPC Multiphysics Framework for HTS Magnets in Fusion”. Ignacio López de Arbina and José Lorenzo were volunteers and collaborated to organize it.
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  • On 11 May, Daniel Gallart and Albert Gutiérrez attended the 11th KIMconference at Barcelona with the title “Tangibilizando la innovación“. The event attracted entrepreneurs, politicians, private and public sector including fusion experts to discuss and learn about innovation.
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  • From 14 to 17 May, Daniel Gallart attended the 23rd edition of the RFPP Conference at Hefei, China, where he showed the latest results on RF heating for the next T and DT campaigns at JET with a work entitled “Modelling of ICRF heating for JET T and DT plasmas”.
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  • On 15 May, Xavier Sáez gave a lecture entitled “Simulation codes in Fusion Technology” as part of the Fusion Technology Course of the Nuclear Engineering Master organized by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.
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  • From 23 to 24 May, our group participated in the Annual Retreat of the BSC CASE Department in Altafulla, Spain.
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  • From 3 to 7 June, Mervi Mantsinen participated in the experimental campaign on the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Garching, as part of the 2019 EUROfusion Medium Size Tokamak (MST1) Topic 11 campaigns.
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  • From 18 to 22 June, Mervi Mantsinen participated as one of the two scientific coordinators of experiment M18-05 “ICRH scenario support in D and T plasmas” at JET. Moreover, she gave a talk entitled “Modelling of three-ion ICRF schemes with PION” in one of the JET task force meeting.
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  • During summer, Marta Florido and Adam Teixidor, both 4th year bachelor students at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya’s CFIS programme (Centre de Formació Interdisciplinària Superior), joined our group with an internship part of the BSC International Summer HPC Internship Programme.
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  • On 24 June, Mervi Mantsinen attended as a member of the doctoral committee to the PhD defense ceremony of Ivana Abramovic at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.
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  • From 24 to 29 June, José Lorenzo attended the 10th Edition of the PUMPS Summer School (Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems) held at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). The course was organized by Barcelona Supercomputing Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UPC, and HiPEAC Network of Excellence.
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  • From 8 to 12 July, Mervi Mantsinen and Ignacio Lopez de Arbina participated in the 46th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics in Milan, Italy, and presented their contributions entitled “Modelling of three-ion ICRF schemes with PION” and “First applications of the ICRF modelling code PION in the ITER Integrated Modelling and Analysis Suite”, respectively.
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  • From 14 to 21 July, Jordi Manyer and Ignacio López de Arbina attended the PlasmaSurf 2019 summer school in plasma physics, intense lasers and nuclear fusion organized by the Portuguese Institute of Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN) in Lisbon, Portugal.
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  • From 15 to 19 July, Dani Gallart attended the XXXVII Biennial Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) in Zaragoza, Spain, and presented our recent research results on the predictions of plasma performance at the Joint European Torus (JET) with tritium (T) and deuterium-tritium (DT) plasmas within the EUROfusion Consortium.
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  • From 22 July to 2 August, Sadig Mulas (CIEMAT) and Joona Kontula (Aalto University) came to work with our group within the collaboration between the three institutions (CIEMAT – Aalto University – BSC) on numerical modelling of fast ions in the TJ-II stellarator.
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  • From 5 to 9 August, Mervi Mantsinen and Dani Gallart participated in the experiment M18-05 “ICRH scenario support in D and T plasmas” at JET. Mervi participated as one of the two scientific coordinators of the experiment.
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