Conferences - Seminars

30MAR
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  14:00-15:00 ME B1 B10

The draft tube of a hydraulic turbine is the turbine element located downstream of the runner. It has a divergent shape in order to convert the residual kinetic energy leaving the runner into pressure and thus increase the specific energy transfer to the runner. The performances of low head bulb turbines are highly influenced by ... Read more about "Analysis of head losses in a bulb turbine draft tube by means of unsteady numerical simulations"
By Sylvia Wilhelm, Grenoble Institute of Technology/ Ense3, Laboratoire LEGI
30MAR
  14:00-15:00 PPB019

The installation of the all metal ITER like first wall at JET has profoundly affected the way JET can be operated. Operating with this beryllium and tungsten wall is significantly more difficult than operating with a carbon wall. Issues which have to be handled are; accumulation of metallic impurities in the plasma core, the risk ... Read more about "Real Time Control at JET with the ITER Like Wall in Preparation for DT Operation"
By Dr. M. Lennholm JET, Culham, UK
30MAR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research center for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. One of its main missions is to conceive, realize and run so-called large-scale facilities. With muon, neutron and photon beams, including at the new free-electron laser SwissFEL, PSI offers yearly, ... Read more about "Energy Research at Paul Scherrer Institute: recent highlights obtained at PSI’s large-scale facilities"
By Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot
Director of Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI ...
31MAR
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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract: Beyond some critical load, solids under traction break through the propagation of a crack. Under slowly increasing compressive load, the failure mode of materials turns out to be qualitatively different: They first damage rather homogeneously until the emergence of a thin localization band where most fracture mechanisms subsequently concentrates. The specimen then loses its ... Read more about "Intermittency and localization in compressive failure of heterogeneous materials"
By Dr Laurent Ponson, Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, UPMC ...
31MAR
  15:00-16:00 PPB019

Experimental results in DIII-D successfully demonstrate the potential of physics-model-based control for systematic attainment of desired plasma internal profiles, with the subsequent benefit of enabling exploration and reproducibility. The control scheme is constructed by embedding a nonlinear, controloriented, physics-based model of the plasma dynamics into the control design process. This modeling approach combines first-principles laws ... Read more about "Exploration and Reproducibility of Advanced Plasma Scenarios via Current and Rotation Profile Control in DIII-D"
By Prof. Eugenio Schuster Plasma Control Lab, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, USA
31MAR
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By Prof. Jonas Peters, University of Copenhagen

Thesis defenses

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

31MAR
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  17:15 Auditoire CO 1

Le polariton est une toute nouvelle quasi-particule, qui n’a été découverte que très récemment, et qui provident du couplage intime entre deux fermions (un électron et un trou) et un boson (un photon). Cette particule étrange, aux propriétés tout à fait extraordinaires et à la durée de vie incroyablement courte (de l’ordre de 1 picoseconde), ... Read more about "Dis tonton, c’est quoi un polariton"
By Prof. Benoit Deveaud, Institute de Physique, FSB, EPFL

Call for proposal

13MAR
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Please take note that PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) takes the responsibility to promote talented young scientists and engineers after a career break by providing fellowships for returning to science. This program was launched in 2009 for women as “Förderprogramm für Wiedereinsteigerinnen”. In 2015 it was also awarded to the first male fellow and is now ... Read more about "PSI Career Return Program - open call"