On Nov. 14, 2017, Prof. Frank Jenko (Head of the Tokamak Theory Division IPP Garching), will headline a symposium focusing on computational challenges for fusion plasma simulation. The aim of the symposium is to strive towards greater collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching, Germany, and TU/e in computational physics for fusion. Frank Jenko’s talk will be followed up by several presentations by TU/e computational experts.

The full symposium program may be found here (pdf)

Title: Storing thermal energy in solid-solid transitions.

Speaker: Henk Huinink (CCER)
Time: Oct. 26, 2017, 11:00–12:00
Location: Differ, Alexander-zaal

The CCER seminars are aimed at researchers interested in computational approaches to (energy) research. The seminar is small-scale, typically 15 participants, and interactive, offering lots of room for discussion. If you'd like to attend, just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, Sept 7, 2017, upon invitation by CCER, Gert Jan Kramer from the Copernicus Institute at Utrecht University will talk about Future Energy Scenarios at the DIFFER seminar, starting 11:15 u.

 

Future Energy Scenarios
Gert Jan Kramer – Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University

Abstract
In this lecture I will share my view on how the energy system might evolve: What is easy? What is difficult; What do we need to do or decide today? What can wait? All of this is ambiguous and widely differing views can sometimes result from subtly different assumptions about environment, technology and society. Scenarios are a useful way to explore these uncertainties and the resulting outcome-space. I will speak from a background in Shell (1988-2016) with strong involvement in scenario making, and one year in academia with fresh insights in many things, including Solar fuels and nuclear fusion – two topics close to heart at DIFFER.