May 8-10


Program ~ Sherwood 2023 Conference
Location: University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, TN

The program consists of one Invited Plenary presentation, 14 Invited Speaker presentations selected out of 34 submissions. The total number of abstract submissions is 117.

All technical sessions will be held in the University of Tennessee Conference Center. The Plenary and Invited presentations will be held in the Ballroom. The Poster Sessions will be held in the Atrium.

Presentation Formatting

Invited talks are recommended to use the 16:9 aspect ratio.
The venue accommodates poster sizes of 3’ wide by 4’ tall, or approximately 3 slides wide by 6 slides tall of letter-sized paper.

Program as pdf document.

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Sunday, 7 May 2023 [top]



1:00PM - 8:00PM


On-Site Registration (Location: Atrium)

5:30PM - 8:30PM


Sherwood Reception (Location: Atrium)


Monday, 8 May 2023 [top]


(Location: Ballroom)

8:15AM - 8:30AM


Welcome and Announcements

Invited Session 1


Chair: Phil Snyder

8:30AM - 9:00AM

Jason Parisi (PPPL)

Multi-Device Study of Pedestal Width Scaling Using a Gyrokinetics-Based Model

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Vinicius Duarte (PPPL)

Shifting and Splitting of Resonance Lines due to Dynamical Friction in Plasmas

9:30AM - 10:00AM

Priyanjana Sinha (PPPL)

Neoclassical transport due to resonant magnetic perturbations in DIII-D and NSTX

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break

(Location: Atrium)

Invited Session 2


Chair: Federico Halpern

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Livia Casali (U. of Tennessee)

SOL impurity transport and effects on H-mode pedestal in closed divertors

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Nami Li (LLNL)

BOUT++ Simulations on Turbulence Spreading in Small ELM Regimes for Divertor Heat Load Control

11:30AM - 12:00AM

Atul Kumar (ORNL)

Modeling of plasma parallel transport in the Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment during radio-frequency heated discharges

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break


1:30pm - 3:30pm

Poster Session 1

(Location: Atrium)

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Beer Break

(Location: Atrium)

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Poster Session 2

(Location: Atrium)


Tuesday, 9, May 2023 [top]


(Location: Ballroom)

Plenary/Invited Session 3


Chair: Elizabeth Paul

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Vittorio Badalassi (ORNL)

Challenges in blanket design - examples and solutions using modelling and simulation

9:30AM - 10:00AM

Dario Panici (Princeton University)

Novel Stellarator Phase Space Exploration with DESC

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break

(Location: Atrium)

Invited Session 4


Chair: Eva Kostadinova

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Silvia Trinczek (PPPL)

Neoclassical transport in strong gradient regions

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Gary Staebler (ORNL)

A new flexible gyro-fluid linear eigensolver

11:30PM - 4:00PM

Afternoon Break


4:00pm - 6:00pm

Poster Session 3

(Location: Atrium)

7:00 PM - 10:00PM

Banquet and Student Awards

(Location: Dining Room)

Wednesday, 10 May 2023 [top]


(Location: Ballroom)

Invited Session 5


Chair: Matt Beidler

8:30AM - 9:00AM

Chen Zhao (GA)

Disruption simulation with pellet injection and runaway electrons

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Haotian Mao (LANL)

Rapid assimilation of high-Z impurities along the magnetic field line from an ablated pellet

9:30AM - 10:0AM

Minglei Yang (ORNL)

A machine learning normalizing flow surrogate model for plasma kinetic computations

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break

(Location: Atrium)

Invited Session 6


Chair: Mark Cianciosa

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Jacobo Varela (U. Carlos III of Madrid)

Effect of the NBI operational regime on the AE saturation phase in DIII-D plasma

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Koki Imada (U. of York)

Drift-Kinetic Modelling of Neoclassical Tearing Modes (NTMs) at Threshold Scale

11:30AM - 12:00PM