GOMTRAIC (GOleM TRAIning Course) 2020

In a nutshell

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to corona virus outbreak in Europe GOMTRAIC 2020 is postponed in autumn 2020.
When: 20-24 April 2020
Where: Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic (venue address is Břehová 7, Prague)
How to apply: Send a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and a simple recommendation letter from your tutor to the main organiser, Vojtěch Svoboda (vojtech.svoboda@fjfi.cvut.cz). As of 27 February 2020, the application deadline isn’t set yet.

GOMTRAIC - a REAL workshop on magnetically confined toroidal plasma

The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, offers a five-days workshop on plasma experiments at the GOLEM tokamak. This workshop offers an interactive course on fundamental and advanced toroidal plasma physics which is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The course covers important aspects of experimental work on tokamaks, i.e. tokamak operation, plasma control, diagnostics and processing of experimental data.

The workshop capacity is 15 students, but it can be increased based on demand. The workshop is free (no fee).

Aim of the workshop:

  • To offer hands-on experience of tokamak operation and to teach its basic principles.
  • To become familiar with basic instrumentation related to tokamak operation and diagnostics.
  • To provide working experience with an integrated tokamak facility, including planning of experiments, plasma control, data acquisition and processing commonly used in today’s fusion plasma experiments, finalization and presentation of experimental results.

#Scientific tasks

The students will work in groups of 2-3 under the supervision of a task leader. The tasks are:

For the preparation of data processing, 1-2 weeks before the workshop, all the participants will communicate with their respective supervisors about the data analysis, software and the routines to be used during the workshop.

Monday: 20 April 2020

  • 9:00 Meeting at the Faculty reception, see link
  • 9:05 Welcome address at the tokamak GOLEM
  • 9:15 Presentations by task leaders
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Presentations by task leaders
  • 17:00 Discussion about the particular experiments in groups

Tuesday: 21 April 2020

  • 9:00 Hands-on experience with tokamak operation and plasma control + data processing in GOLEM tokamak using Matlab and Python according to link using the intro control room
  • 11:00 The GOLEM tokamak data processing Data access in Python example
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Task-based experiments and data analysis in groups

Wednesday: 22 April 2020

  • 9:00 Task-based experiments and data analysis
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Task-based experiments and data analysis
  • Evening - visit to the COMPASS tokamak

Thursday: 23 April 2020

  • 9:00 Task-based experiments and data analysis and preparing reports and presentations
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Preparation of presentations and reports by participants
  • 18:30 Social dinner
  • 21:00 International songbook

Friday: 24 April 2020

  • 8:45 Presentations by participants (30+10 minutes per group)
  • 12:30 Lunch

Accommodation and meals

We will support each participant with:
  • five lunches
  • social dinner on Thursday (2 beers will be funded at max; it’s a plasma physics workshop, not a drinking contest)

We will not support the participants with:

  • accommodation
  • travel fees
  • public transportation fees
  • snacks and coffee breaks

Unfortunately the funding isn’t as generous as it was last year. We recommend applying for travel support from the Fusenet Student Funding Schemes if you are eligible.

Practical information

Basic information about the GOLEM tokamak

Useful materials

Control rooms

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