Advanced Summer School 2022

Summer School in Microwaves in Beams and Plasmas at York Plasma Institute, 11 – 15 July 2022


Simulation of OXB mode conversion using the PIC code EPOCH

Simulation of OXB mode conversion using the PIC code EPOCH

Microwaves have applications in tokamak physics from diagnostics to heating and current drive. These applications are particularly relevant for reactor scenarios since microwave antennas are relatively robust to reactor conditions and the power sources or diagnostics can often be removed some distance from the vessel itself. However, training in microwave science for tokamak applications often occupies only the periphery of graduate plasma courses. This summer school aims to provide a broad coverage of current topics in microwaves in beams and plasmas for both graduate students and experienced professionals, in industry, academia and national labs.

REGISTER HERE (registration deadline Friday 24 June 2022; spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis; registration will be confirmed as soon as possible on receipt of a valid form)

Date: 11-15 July 2022 (Monday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime)

Location: York Plasma Institute, University of York (sat nav YO10 5DQ)

Schedule: at this link (confirmed speakers in italics)

Image of summer school programme

Target attendees: anyone from senior staff to graduate students; attendees from both within and outside the UK are welcome; you should have a solid understanding of Maxwell’s equations and the Lorentz force law (typically as covered in the second or third year of an undergraduate physics programme); some plasma physics and/or microwave engineering would also be helpful

Registration fee: £50 (with reductions for early career researchers without funding)

Mode of attendance: primarily in-person; virtual attendance may be available in exceptional circumstances – please refer to the relevant section on the registration form

Accommodation: attendees are responsible for arranging (and funding) their own accommodation; options include:

Any questions: please e-mail the school organiser Professor Roddy Vann (