Upcoming events and seminars

We believe in our duty to share knowledge through weekly seminars, regularly workshops and other events. Our weekly seminars at DIFFER (filter the list below for seminars only) cover a wide range of topics and are open to everybody. Please, read more about our seminars and specific information for external visitors at Upcoming seminars.

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List all past events organized at DIFFER
List all past seminars organized at DIFFER

August 24th 2020
Workshop
The 14th Carolus Magnus Summer School on Plasma and Fusion Energy Physics CMSS has been postponed to 2021
due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prof. dr. ir. Jacquelien Scherpen
September 10th 2020
Seminar
In this talk we focus on the various energy grids, their coupling, and the control of the grids while having more and more embedding of renewables, and various storage devices. The two perspectives and the integration thereof that will be treated are the physical layer  and the optimization layer of a grid, where market structures are relevant. A combination of passivity based control techniques, as well as optimization in a combined distributed and hierarchical market structure will be considered.
Dr. Dennis G. Whyte
September 24th 2020
Seminar
The MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center is partnering with Commonwealth Fusion Systems to design and build SPARC, a device whose goal is to demonstrate net fusion plasma energy gain Q  > 2 in a compact (R~1.8 m) D-T tokamak. The toroidal field coils will use REBCO high-temperature superconductors and R&D progress towards achieving B=12 tesla will be described. SPARC’s detailed design and mission are discussed, including the addition of an advanced long-leg divertor. The SPARC mission is fully aligned with a compact fusion pilot plant ARC, and additional fusion technology research... Read more
October 15th 2020
PhD defense
DIFFER researcher Matteo Parente will defend his PhD thesis titled "0D and 1D Metals: Plasmonic Sensors and Charge Conductors" on 15 October 2020. The defense will take place at TU/e for a limited number of people, and can be followed online. [ link to follow in the week before the defense ]
October 16th 2020
PhD defense
DIFFER researcher Bram Wolf will defend his PhD thesis titled “Thermal aspects of CO2 conversion in the vortex-stabilized microwave plasma” on 16 October 2020. The defense will take place at TU/e for a limited number of people, and can be followed online. [ link to follow in the week before the defense ]

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