ICTP 2021: Data-Driven Research on Plasmas

This School assisted Ph.D. students and other early-stage career researchers to develop their quantitative understanding of the fundamental processes that produce the observed behaviour and properties of plasmas; through lectures and practical computing sessions they also gained skills in the application of modern data science techniques to the calculation and evaluation of data on these processes. Scientists in developing countries without extensive experimental research facilities particularly benefit from such training in modern, data-driven computational physics.

Further practical details are available at the ICTP webpage for this event.

Directors

  • Christian Hill (IAEA)
  • Ludmila Marian (IAEA)
  • Hyun-Kyung Chung (Korea Institute of Fusion Energy, Republic of Korea)
  • Manuel Bautista (Western Michigan University, USA)
  • Yuri Ralchenko (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Udo von Toussaint (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany)

Local Organiser

  • George Thompson

Speakers

  • Manuel Bautista (Western Michigan University, USA)
  • Marie-Lise Dubernet (Paris Observatory, Paris Sciences et Lettres University, France)
  • Christian Hill (IAEA)
  • Ludmila Marian (IAEA)
  • Yuri Ralchenko (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Evgeny Stambulchik (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Udo von Toussaint (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany)

Participants by Application

Successful participants by application are expected to be early-stage career researchers (at about the postgraduate student and post-doc level) working in the field of computational plasma physics and/or plasma-material interaction. Applications for participation are accepted through the ICTP webpage for this event.

There is no registration fee for this Workshop.

Useful Links and Further Reading

Database Services
Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Uncertainty Quantification
Bayesian Inference
  • D. S. Sivia, Data Analysis - A Bayesian Tutorial, Oxford University Press (2006)
  • W. von der Linden Bayesian Probability Theory: Applications in the Physical Sciences, Cambridge University Press (2014)
  • U. von Toussaint, Bayesian Inference in Physics, Rev. Mod. Phys 83(3), 943-999 (2011)
  • C. Bishop, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Springer (2006)
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Group photo for the 2021 Joint ICTP-IAEA School on Data-Driven Research on Plasmas
Participants and lecturers at the 2021 Joint ICTP-IAEA Virtual School on Data-Driven Research on Plasmas, 13 – 17 December 2021 (Click for a larger picture).

Agenda

Monday, 13 December 2021

14:00 – 14:30Opening, welcome and introductions; administrative details
14:30 – 15:00Christian HILL (IAEA)
Computing practicals: remote connection details, using the Linux shell and technical briefing
[video🔒]
15:00 – 16:00Ludmila MARIAN (IAEA)
Jupyter Notebook
[video🔒]
16:00 – 17:00Yuri RALCHENKO (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America)
Plasma Emission Modelling
[video🔒]

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

14:00 – 16:00Demonstration of the NIST atomic databases and the NIST LIBS database [video🔒]
16:00 – 17:00Manuel BAUTISTA (Western Michigan University, United States of America)
Photoionization modeling of astronomical plasmas
[abstract (pdf: 27.4 KB)] [video🔒]

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

14:00 – 14:30Nathaniel SAURA (Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (PIIM), Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France)
Improving NMF result confidence in spectrum analysis using deep learning
[abstract (pdf: 29.9 KB)] [video🔒]
14:30 – 16:00Posters and Contributed Talks:
Steven BROMLEY, Cross Sections and Spectral Models for Charge Exchange Between Bare Ne and Atomic H and He at Solar Wind Velocities
Chun Yu ZHANG, The effect of electron correlation on trielectronic recombination rate coefficients for Be-like argon
Rommil EMPERADO, Direct Simulation Monte Carlo simulations of laser-produced plasma expansion using SPARTA
Ella FOX-WIDDOWS, Correlation of Hydrogen Emission and Electron Properties in Low Temperature Plasma Conditions Close to Divertor-like Materials
Daniel GREENHOUSE, A Study of the Required Balmer-Lines for Integrated Data Analysis Systems in Tokamak Divertors
Benjamin HAMBLIN, The Next Generation of Collisional Radiative Modelling for Tokamak Plasmas
Sushma JANGRA, Spectroscopic Analysis of Reactive Species in a Non-equilibrium Cold Plasma Based Plasma Activated Water
Soumaya MANAI, Energy levels, lifetimes, wavelengths, weighted oscillator strengths and transitions rates of He-like Zr
Maria MITROU, Measurements of the absolute density of ground state ro-vibrationally excited D2 molecules in an ECR-driven plasma by means of synchrotron radiation
Farzaneh MORADIZAMENJANI, Study of Particle in Cell Method to Obtain Laser Thomson Scattering Spectrum to calculate Density in a plasma same as ITER plasma
Nick OSBORNE, Plasma Molecule Interactions and Their Influence on Detachment in Magnetically Confined Fusion Devices [video🔒]
16:00 – 17:00Udo VON TOUSSAINT (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany)
Theory of Bayesian determination of parameters for plasma-material interaction
[video🔒]

Thursday, 16 December 2021

14:00 – 17:00Demonstration and Practical exercises using LAMMPS [video🔒]

Friday, 17 December 2021

14:00 – 15:00Evgeny STAMBULCHIK (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Introduction to plasma line broadening with hands-on exercises using online tools and databases
[video🔒]
15:00 – 16:00Marie-Lise DUBERNET (Paris Observatory, France)
The Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC) and software infrastructure
[video🔒]
With Guy RIXON (University of Cambridge, UK) and Christian Hill (IAEA)
16:00 – 17:00Question and Answer session; Workshop conclusion [video🔒]

Participants

22 participants from 12 countries.

Soumaya MANAI
Energy levels, lifetimes, wavelengths, weighted oscillator strengths and transitions rates of He-like Zr
[abstract]
Dhia Elhak SALHI
Ismail SABER
Manikandan ELAYAPERUMAL
Sushma JANGRA
Spectroscopic Analysis of Reactive Species in a Non-equilibrium Cold Plasma Based Plasma Activated Water
[abstract]
Dibyendu MAHATO
Farzaneh MORADIZAMENJANI
Study of Particle in Cell Method to Obtain Laser Thomson Scattering Spectrum to calculate Density in a plasma same as ITER plasma
[abstract]
Chun Yu ZHANG
The effect of electron correlation on trielectronic recombination rate coefficients for Be-like argon
[presentation]
Jinqing LI
Rommil EMPERADO
Direct Simulation Monte Carlo simulations of laser-produced plasma expansion using SPARTA
[abstract]
Maria MITROU
Measurements of the absolute density of ground state ro-vibrationally excited D2 molecules in an ECR-driven plasma by means of synchrotron radiation
[abstract][presentation]
Diko HEMMINGA
Roger DUFRESNE
Ella FOX-WIDDOWS
Correlation of Hydrogen Emission and Electron Properties in Low Temperature Plasma Conditions Close to Divertor-like Materials
[abstract][presentation]
Daniel GREENHOUSE
A Study of the Required Balmer-Lines for Integrated Data Analysis Systems in Tokamak Divertors
[abstract][presentation]
Michael MCCANN
Nick OSBORNE
Plasma Molecule Interactions and Their Influence on Detachment in Magnetically Confined Fusion Devices
[abstract]
Steven BROMLEY
Cross Sections and Spectral Models for Charge Exchange Between Bare Ne and Atomic H and He at Solar Wind Velocities
[abstract]
Joshua FORER
Thomas HENTSCHEL
Benjamin HAMBLIN
The Next Generation of Collisional Radiative Modelling for Tokamak Plasmas
[abstract]
Ika PRIYANTI

Presentations

Manuel BAUTISTA (Western Michigan University, United States of America)
Photoionization modeling of astronomical plasmas
[abstract (pdf: 27.4 KB)] [video🔒]

Marie-Lise DUBERNET (Paris Observatory, France)
The Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC) and software infrastructure
[video🔒]
With Guy RIXON (University of Cambridge, UK) and Christian Hill (IAEA)

Christian HILL (IAEA)
Computing practicals: remote connection details, using the Linux shell and technical briefing
[video🔒]

Ludmila MARIAN (IAEA)
Jupyter Notebook
[video🔒]

Yuri RALCHENKO (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America)
Plasma Emission Modelling
[video🔒]

Nathaniel SAURA (Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (PIIM), Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France)
Improving NMF result confidence in spectrum analysis using deep learning
[abstract (pdf: 29.9 KB)] [video🔒]

Evgeny STAMBULCHIK (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Introduction to plasma line broadening with hands-on exercises using online tools and databases
[video🔒]

Udo VON TOUSSAINT (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany)
Theory of Bayesian determination of parameters for plasma-material interaction
[video🔒]