1st ASEAN School on Plasma and Nuclear Fusion   

(ASPNF2015)

January 6-9, 2015

 

(https://sites.google.com/site/fusionthai2015/)

 

Dr.Thawatchai Onjun

Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thailand

The 1st ASEAN School on Plasma and Nuclear Fusion was held under the framework of the Cooperation Agreement in the field of magnetic fusion research between the France and Thailand. There are many organizations supporting this activity including the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission or CEA, the French Embassy of Thailand, the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies: Division of Plasma Physics, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, National Research Council of Thailand, Thailand Physics Society, and Nuclear Society of Thailand. It was an intensive course taught by fusion experts from January 6, 2015 through January 9, 2014 at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thailand.

Twenty six participants were selected and joined ASPNF2015. A breakdown by country revealed, 21 participants from Thailand, 2 participants from Malaysia, 1 participant each from Indonesia, India, and Philippine, respectively. A breakdown by position was as follows: 15 graduate students, 4 undergraduate students, and 7 young researchers. The school contained lectures about basic plasma physics and thermonuclear fusion, plasma diagnostic, and simulations for fusion plasmas.

 

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