Vorlesungen Prof. Dr. Thomas Sunn Pedersen

Thomas Sunn Pedersen has worked on different magnetic confinement concepts for hot plasmas, including tokamaks, stellarators, and dipoles. His research spans work on active control of MHD instabilities and experimental studies of impurity transport in tokamaks, the physics of non-neutral plasmas confined on magnetic surfaces, stellarator exhaust and and edge topology control, development of measurement systems for hot plasmas, and work towards the creation of the world's first confined electron-positron plasmas.


Vorlesungen an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

Doctoral seminar, winter semester 2015/2016
Announcement (.pdf)

The goal of this doctoral seminar is to  provide an in-depth understanding of some of the key challenges in fusion energy research, bridging the information gap between the theoretical understanding of basic plasma physics processes taught in University lectures, and the more complicated experimental phenomena related to present challenges in magnetic fusion energy research. Such phenomena are often described in papers and at conferences using special vocabulary and acronyms, without an in-depth physics description, since the phenomena are well-known among seasoned fusion scientists. Among the topics to be delved into are disruptions, edge localized modes (ELMs) and divertors.

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