Claude Wendell Horton

Claude Wendell Horton
Résidents Labex RFIEA+
pas Eurias

dates de séjour

01/10/2012 - 30/06/2013


Sciences de la matière

Fonction d’origine


Institution d’origine

Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin (États-Unis)

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

Approche Académique du Projet ITER (Center for Advanced Fusion Studies)

A three year project to build a Center of Excellence for plasma confinement and transport research at the St Jerome campus of the University of Provence is described. The Center would expected to become world leaders in the development of new fundamental physics and the associated computer simulation codes for predicting and interpreting the turbulent plasma losses in toroidal plasma confinement systems. The group of young and mid-career plasma physicist assembled at the Center will immediately perform basic theoretical research and code development work on the well known models for the drift wave instabilities in magnetically confined high temperature plasmas. The proposal focuses on three key problems areas associated with the drift wave and tearing mode turbulence in toroidal magnetic confinement systems.


Claude Wendell Horton is a widely known authority on plasma physics. He is Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. He is well known for his contributions to the theory of drift wave turbulence and anomalous transport in plasma confinement devices. Horton's core area of research is plasma transport. He has published a wide range of scientific works on plasma transport ranging from the fundamental symmetries in collisional and turbulent transport equations to exotic solition wave transport mechanics, and to vortices and coherent structures. The support and applications for his research are principally from the quest for plasma confinement for achieving thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory. Since 1987, Horton has devoted part of his research activities to transport in the Earth's magnetosphere. The magnetosphere is characterized by an extremely collisionless plasma making available new plasma transport regimes well beyond those exiting in laboratory plasmas.



16/11/2012 - 10:00 - 12:00
24/01/2013 - 15:45 - 25/01/2013 - 15:45
03/06/2013 - 09:00 - 06/06/2013 - 18:00