Welcome to the home page of the 18th ITPA Energetic Particle Physics Topical Group Meeting that will take place in Seville at the Centro de Iniciativas Culturales (CICUS) of the University of Seville from 26th to 28th of April 2017.
The International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA) provides a framework for internationally coordinated fusion research activities under the auspices of ITER.
The general scope of the ITPA Energetic Particle Physics Topical Group is to tackle the qualitatively new physics element of ITER: dominant alpha particle heating. The group shall provide the experimental basis and the theoretical knowledge to give recommendation for both the conventional and advanced scenarios in ITER in the areas of: energetic particle driven instabilities (Alfvén waves and energetic particle modes) and their consequences for plasma heating and the first wall material; effects of non-axisymmetric magnetic fields such as field ripple, error/perturbation fields; interaction of fast ions with background magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) behaviour; neutral beam injection heating and current drive; and runaway electrons. Particular attention will be given to the development of fast-ion detectors for ITER.
Chair of the Energetic Particle Physics Topical Group: Sergei Sharapov
Deputy chair of the Energetic Particle Physics Topical Group: Don Spong
ITER Deputy Chair of the Energetic Particle Physics Topical Group: Simon Pinches
Local organizer: Manuel Garcia-Munoz (Telephone +34 651 977 475)