2023 Simons Collaboration on Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy Annual Meeting

Date & Time


Location

Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
160 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010 United States

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Thurs.: 8:30 AM—5 PM
Fri.: 8:30 AM—2 PM

Deadline to Register

Friday February 24, 2023

Invitation Only

Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.

Organizers:
David Bindel, Cornell University
Matt Landreman, University of Maryland

Speakers:
Rogerio Manuel Cabete de Jesus Jorge, IST Lisbon, Portugal
Nathan Duignan, University of Sydney
Benjamin Faber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Daniel Ginsberg, Princeton University
Egemen Kolemen, Princeton University
Gabriel Plunk, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Josefine Proll, Technical University of Eindhoven
Adelle Wright, PPPL

Meeting Goals:

Fusion offers the promise of carbon-free, safe, dispatchable baseload energy production with widely available fuel. Among fusion concepts, the stellarator is unique in its three-dimensional complexity, leading to a heavy reliance on numerical computation for design and a particularly rich mathematics of the underlying equations.

The 2023 annual meeting of the Simons Collaboration on Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy will bring together an interdisciplinary and international group of experts in the areas of plasma physics, dynamical systems, partial differential equations, numerical methods, and optimization. A set of important questions for stellarator design will be discussed that cut across these disciplines: In the absence of symmetry, how can the singularities in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibria be understood and resolved, and how should these equilibria be represented? How can transport across magnetic fields be understood in the absence of magnetic surfaces? How can the various types of transport across magnetic fields, including turbulence, be optimized? What are effective algorithms for optimizing the shapes of MHD equilibria and of the magnets that confine them? With progress on these questions, there is opportunity to greatly advance the stellarator fusion concept.

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    Thursday, March 23rd

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    5:00 PMDAY ONE CONCLUDES

    Friday

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMMEETING CONCLUDES
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    Participation in the meeting falls into the following four categories. An individual’s participation category is communicated via their letter of invitation.

    Group A – PIs and Speakers
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses.

    Group B – Out-of-town Participants
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses.

    Group C – Local Participants
    Individuals in Group C will not receive financial support, but are encouraged to enjoy all conference-hosted meals.

    Group D – Remote Participants
    Individuals in Group D will participate in the meeting remotely. Please register at the link above and a remote participation link will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.

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    Air and Train
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Groups A and B. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

    Personal Car
    For participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, The James NoMad Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.

    Hotel
    Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of three nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    The James NoMad Hotel
    22 E 29th St
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 28th and 29th Streets)
    https://www.jameshotels.com/new-york-nomad/

    For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.

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    Individuals in Groups A & B will be reimbursed for meals not hosted by the Simons Foundation as well as local expenses, including ground transportation. Additional information in this regard will be emailed on the final day of the meeting.

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    Registration and Travel Assistance
    Ovation Travel Group
    sfnevents@ovationtravel.com
    (917) 408-8384 (24-Hours)
    www.ovationtravel.com

    Meeting Questions and Assistance
    Emily Klein
    Assistant Manager, Events, MPS, Simons Foundation
    eklein@simonsfoundation.org
    (646) 751-1262

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