CHAPTER C. OTHER ACTIVITIES IN 2010
C1 9th School and Workshop on Fusion Physics and Technology
The Administrative Committee of the Research Unit of the Association and the University of Thessaly organised the “Nineth School and Workshop on Fusion Physics and Technology”, held in Volos from 19 to 23 April 2010. The School was again successful, in spite of the flight problems created by the Islandic volcano which resulted in the cancellation of some of the lectures. For budgetary reasons, the School lasted for 5 days, which were organised in 13 Sessions as follows: 1 Introductory session, 8 sessions for School Lectures, 4 Tutorial Sessions, and 4 Workshops. The lectures had been programmed to be given by 10 distinguished visiting scholars, while some of them have been cancelled (in alphabetical order: Buehler (cancelled), Haidemenopoulos, Hogge (cancelled), Kuiroukidis, Moradi, Pagonakis (cancelled), Papastergiou, Ram, Spatschek (cancelled), Weyssow (cancelled)), as well as by the scientific personnel of the Association. The audience consisted of graduate students and young scientists (mostly, affiliated with the Research Unit), as well as students interested in participating in fusion activities. In order of presentation, the following talks were given:
Monday 19 April 2010
Opening & Invited Lectures
 A. Ram: Energy, environment and thermonuclear fusion
 S. Papastergiou: The role of F4E in the European fusion program and its "inkind contribution" of the cryogenic vacuum pumping systems to ITER
 B. Weyssow: The European Fusion Development Agreement (Cancelled)
Fusion School (1)
 A. Anastasiadis: Basic concepts of plasmas
 Y. Kominis: Charged particle dynamics
 A. Ram: Dancing with the stars: Quest for fusion energy
Poster Presentations (1)
Teacher/Student Interaction (1)
Tuesday  20 April 2010
School Lectures – 2
 J. Vomvoridis: Kinetic theory & Plasma Waves – I
 J. Vomvoridis: Kinetic theory & Plasma Waves – II
School Lectures – 3
 A. Ram: Waves and applications
 A. Grecos: Introduction to stochastic transport theory
 L. Buehler: Asymptotic methods for modeling of liquidmetal flows in strong magnetic fields (Cancelled)
 K.H. Spatschek: Plasma transport: Basic aspects (Cancelled)
Workshop  1: Stochastic Modeling and Plasma Transport
 H. Isliker: Particle and heat transport in turbulent environment
 I. Kominis, A. Ram, K. Hizanidis: Kinetic formulation of transport of charged particles interacting with coherent EM waves in plasmas
 K.H. Spatschek: Transport in stochastic magnetic fields (Cancelled)
 B. Weyssow, S. Moradi: Fractional transport in plasma (Cancelled)
Poster Presentations (2)
Teacher/Student Interaction (2)
Wednesday  21 April 2010
School Lectures – 4
 G. Throumoulopoulos: Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics
 P. Lalousis: Compressible MHD (ideal/resistive)
School Lectures – 5
 N. Pelekasis: Introduction to hydrodynamic and MHD stability
 G. Throumoulopoulos: Introduction to plasma stability
 V. Igochine: Introduction to plasma stability (Cancelled)
Workshop  2: MHD and Plasma Stability
 L. Vlahos: Open problems in Plasmas
 A. Lazaros: Magnetic islands: the ‘cancer’ of magnetically confined plasmasI
 A. Lazaros: Magnetic islands: the ‘cancer’ of magnetically confined plasmasII
 C. Dritselis, N. Vlachos: Nearwall coherent structures in MHD turbulent flows
 V. Igochine: Operational limits and MHD instabilities in modern tokamaks and ITER (Cancelled)
 L. Buehler, C. Mistrangelo: Magnetohydrodynamic flows in fusion blankets: experiments and simulations (Cancelled)
 Α. Kuiroukidis: ECCD and island saturation in realistic magnetic fields (Cancelled)
Poster Presentations (3)
Teacher/Student Interaction (3)
Thursday  22 April 2010
School Lectures – 6
 D. Carati: Introduction to MHD Turbulence
School Lectures – 7
 A. Ram: Heating and current drive by radio frequency waves in fusion plasmas
 J. Vomvoridis: Basic principles of Gyrotrons
 B. Piosczyk: Gyrotrons: basic operating principles and application (Cancelled)
 G. Dammertz: Technical design of high power gyrotrons & its components (Cancelled)
Workshop  3: Gyrotrons – ECRH
 K. Avramides, I. Pagonakis: Gyrotron interaction simulations
 Z. Ioannidis, I. Tigelis: Recent numerical results for eigenvalues and ohmic losses in coaxial corrugated cavities
 G. Latsas, I. Tigelis: Parasitic oscillations in the gyrotron beam tunnel
 C. Tsironis, I. Giannopoulos: Automatic control systems & applications to Tokamak fusion
 S. Moustaizis: Compact magnetic fusion devices: initiative for a neutron test facility
 S. Moustaizis: Negative Ions
 B. Piosczyk: European gyrotron development for ITER (Cancelled)
 G. Dammertz: ECRH system for the W7X stellarator (Cancelled)
Teacher/Student Interaction (4)
Friday  23 April 2010
School Lectures – 8
 G. Haidemenopoulos: Materials at high temperatures
 G. Apostolopoulos: The grand challenge for Fusion energy: developing materials for DEMO
 D. Valougeorgis: Kinetic modelling for vacuum flows in DT fusion reactors
 N. Vlachos: Examples of CFD codes for viscous MHD flow & heat transfer
Workshop  4: Modeling Viscous MHD, Vacuum Flows, Turbulence and Heat Transfer
 D. Carati: LES ideas for gyrokinetic equations
 S. Pantazis, S. Misdanitis, D. Valougeorgis: Modeling of nonlinear vacuum gas flows
 D. Dimopoulos, N. Pelekasis: Magnetic field effects on 3D stability of natural convection in differentially heated cavities
 D. Grigoriadis, S. Kassinos: Computational modelling of liquid metal flows
 I. Sarris, D. Carati: Plasma stability and turbulent simulations in tokamaks based οn the openFOAM
C2 Other FusionRelated Educational Activities in Greece
During year 2010, a total of 16 (N. Kanaris, C. Panagiotou, I. Chatziantonaki, Th. Pisokas, N. Kallinikos, E. Benos, D. Dimopoulos, A. Iatridis, I. Lihnaropoulos, S. Misdanitis, S. Pantazis, G. Anastasiou, J. Chelis, P. Zestanakis, P. Kazantzidis, M. Moraitou, S. Mallios) graduate students were enrolled in the participating Universities, with fusionrelated subjects. Of these, one student (S. Mallios)was participating in M.Sc. level programme and fifteen (N. Kanaris, C. Panagiotou, I. Chatziantonaki, Th. Pisokas, N. Kallinikos, E. Benos, D. Dimopoulos, A. Iatridis, I. Lihnaropoulos, S. Misdanitis, S. Pantazis, G. Anastasiou, J. Chelis, P. Zestanakis, P. Kazantzidis, M. Moraitou) in Ph.D. programmes. Of these, one Ph.D. degree was awarded to Dr. G. Anastasiou.
In addition, the following courses were given by faculty members (affiliated with the Association) to students, for education and training in fusionrelated disciplines, in the frame of their University Curricula (hours per week per semester):
 NTUA: Plasma Waves, 13 x 4 hours per semester (undergraduate),
 NTUA: Beams and HighPower Microwaves, 13 x 4 hours per semester (undergraduate; focusing on the physics of fusion plasma heating devices),
 NTUA: Plasma Kinetic Theory, 13 x 3 hours per semester (graduate),
 NTUA: Introduction to Fusion Physics and Technology, 13 x 3 hours per semester (graduate and undergraduate)
 U. of Athens: Plasma Physics, 13 x 4 hours per semester (undergraduate),
 U. of Ioannina: Introduction to Plasma Physics, 13 x 4 hours per semester (undergraduate),
 U. of Ioannina: Plasma Physics, 13 x 4 hours per semester (graduate),
 U. of Ioannina: Energy Resources, 13 x 4 hours per semester (undergraduate; one third of the course concerns Fusion),
 U. of Thessaly: Kinetic Theory and Microfluidics, 13 x 3 (postgraduate; refers to the vacuum systems of DT fusion reactors)
 U. of Thessaly: Advanced Fluid Mechanics, 13 x 3 (postgraduate; 3hours on MHD and fusion)
 U. of Thessaly: Advanced Energy Conversion Systems, 13 x 3 (postgraduate; 6hours on fusion)
 U. of Thessaloniki: Plasma Physics, 13 x 3 hours per semester (undergraduate),
 Technical University of Crete: Laser Matter Interaction, 13 x 3 hours per semester (graduate; 10% of the course concerns Fusion),
 Technical University of Crete: Laser plasma spectroscopy and diagnostics, 13 x 3 hours per semester (graduate; 10% of the course concerns Fusion),
 U. of Cyprus:Statistical Theory and Modelling of Turbulent Flow, (graduate; 20% of the course refers to magnetohydrodynamic flows).
Of these courses, the Plasma courses, in addition to providing the general background material, typically contain fusion as a discrete entity or refer to fusion in application examples.
C3 2010 Expenditure and Personnel
The activities of the Association are funded (by about equal amounts) by the Fusion Programme of the European Union, by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology and by the participating Research Centres and Universities. The total expenditures of the Association in year 2010 are presented in the following table, rounded to kEuro (with the same figures for the previous two years, as well as the 2011 budget, for the purpose of comparison):

Physics 
Emerging Technologies 
Technology & JET 
Mobility 
Year’s total 
2008 
1.656 
317 
33 
109 
2.115 
2009 
1.657 
340 
7 
103 
2.107 
2010 (draft) 
1.706 
375 
0 
136 
2.217 
2011 (Budget) 
1.833 
345 
0 
154 
2.332 
The personnel of the Association for year 2010 is presented in the following table (in Fulltime equivalent), separately for physics, underlying technology, and technology:

Physics 
Emerging Technologies 
EFDA (Technology & JET) 
Year’s total 
Faculty members 
8.65 


8.65 
Ph.D. Researchers 
12.69 
5.06 

17.75 
Graduate Researchers 
12.16 


12.16 
NonProfessional 
1.27 


1.27 
C4 2010 Cooperations and Mobility Missions
Most of the work of the Research Unit of the Association is performed in collaboration with other Associations. This is facilitated by the Mobility scheme of the EURATOM Fusion Programme. During year 2010, the following missions were undertaken by personnel of the Research Unit:
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