Navratil Hosts 2002 MHD Control Workshop

Prof. Gerald Navratil hosted the 2002 MHD Control Workshop at Columbia Unviersity from November 18-20, 2002. The workshop, titled "Active Control of MHD Stability: Extension of Performance", followed the 2002 APS-DPP Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

This workshop is the 7th in the series and was organized jointly by Columbia University, General Atomics, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Univ. of Wisconsin and under the auspices of the US/Japan Collaboration.


Presentation of recent results and future plans on the use active control of MHD modes to extend the plasma performance of toroidal confinement devices. This includes the active control of both internal and external MHD modes using plasma rotation, rotation shear, feedback control, or profile control.

Program Committee:

Gerald Navratil (Columbia University), Rob La Haye (General Atomics), Michio Okabayashi (PPPL), Takahisa Ozeki (JAERI), John Sarff (Univ. Wisconsin), and Kozo Yamazaki (NIFS).

Previous workshops in this series include:

PPPL, 11-13 December 1996
Workshop on Feedback Stabilization of MHD Instabilities

Columbia University, 23-25 November 1997
Workshop on Control of MHD Modes in Tokamaks with Non-axisymmetric Coils

General Atomics, 22-24 November 1998
Workshop on Active Control of MHD Modes in Toroidal Devices

University of Washington, 21-23 November 1999
Workshop on Active MHD Mode Control in Innovative Confinement Concepts

PPPL, 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2000
Workshop on Innovative MHD Control in Magnetic Fusion Plasmas

General Atomics, 5-7 November 2001
Workshop on Control of MHD Stability by Rotation

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