Research Programs in
Plasmas and Fusion Technology
The University of Wisconsin - Madison is a world leader in plasmas
and fusion technology, with experimental and theoretical programs in
several departments. A unique opportunity is afforded for individual
research as well as cross-disciplinary collaboration. Research
includes toroidal magnetic confinement, electrostatic confinement,
plasma sources, magnetohydrodynamics, microturbulence,
high-frequency heating, free electron sources of millimeter waves,
waves and instabilities, space plasmas, numerical simulation,
kinetic theory, turbulence and transport, microwave diagnostics and
devices, spectroscopic diagnostics, laser-plasma interactions, and
fusion reactor engineering studies. The University of Wisconsin -
Madison is also the site of the National Science Foundation
Engineering Research Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing.
The University of Wisconsin - Madison has the widest variety of
toroidal magnetic confinement devices on any campus in the United
States: tokamaks, reversed-field pinches, and stellarators. Other
facilities include high-power RF systems, high-energy laser
systems, and radiation damage and lithium technology laboratories.
Computational resources include CRAY C-90 computers along with a
series of high-performance workstations.
Information for Prospective Graduate Students
Course and research efforts lead to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in each
of the sponsoring departments. A basic curriculum includes numerous
cross-listed courses in which fundamental background in both theory
and experiment is offered to all graduate workers in this area.
Various forms of financial aid are available for qualified students
wishing to participate in this program.
Further information may be obtained by writing to any of the
faculty listed or to the Chair of the Department of your choice,
at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI 53706.
You may apply for admission and financial aid at any time, and
begin graduate study at the beginning of any semester or the
Summer Session. The deadline for receipt of completed applications
for fellowships is January 15 preceding the fall semester of
entry. Applications for teaching or research assistantships are
due by February 1.
Sources of Further Information
Departments with Plasma and Fusion Physics Programs
Departments with Fusion Reactor Technology Programs
Groups and Centers
Plasma and Fusion Courses Offered
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