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Plasma theory and modelling
Big machines, hot plasma, and cool technology
Cutaway diagram of the future ITER experiment
 Plasma physics lies at the centre of many exciting technologies that are undergoing rapid development in the scientific and engineering communities. In particular, the drive behind magneticallyconfined nuclear fusion is gaining significant momentum with the recently emerging desires of governments and national populations to get away from fossilfuel based power. Construction has recently started in France on the first fusion reactordubbed ITERthat will consistently produce more energy than it consumes. The technical and scientific challenges inherent to the construction of ITER are some of the greatest that the scientific and engineering communities have ever had to face. Consequently, a race is currently underway to ascertain as much understanding as possible about the fundamental workings of magnetically confined plasmas, so as to best ensure the success of ITER when construction is completed in 2024.
The Plasma Theory and Modelling group focuses on understanding these fundamental properties of plasmas through a variety of different academic perspectives. With a particular focus on magneticallyconfined plasma physics, the group has an eclectic range of expertise including modelling and computer simulation of plasma turbulence and equilibria, fluid dynamics, mathematical theory of dynamical systems, plasma diagnostic design and using advanced statistical techniques in analysing experimental data. The group also actively fosters international collaboration in plasma research and is currently engaged in research with scientists in the UK, Germany and the United States.
Beyond nuclear fusion, the Plasma Theory and Modelling group has members whose interests also include the dynamics, modelling and computer simulation associated with weather, fluid flow and space plasma phenomena, to name just a few.
If you have any interest in plasma theory or modelling please feel free to contact any of the researchers in the group; we would be very happy to talk with you!
Advanced Monte Carlo Modelling for Network Tomography
The study of toroidally confined plasmas requires the tackling of very complex inverse problems, like inferring the internal behaviour of the plasma from limited data provided by sensors. A cross disciplinary research project was undertaken by Matthew Hole and honours student Ashley Barnes, where the modelling and inference skills of the group were applied to computer network tomography.
Network tomography, much like the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) used in medical imaging, is the inferring of internal structures, behaviours and properties of a network by analysing traffic passing between nodes in a network. Where PET analyses the behaviour of positrons passing through tissue to image the internal structure, network tomography can describe the inference of traffic flow, node status and structure of a network. Like investigating the behaviour of plasma currents from limited sensor data, problems in this field require the inference of network properties from the traffic data between a limited number of ‘monitor’ nodes that one has access to.
This project focuses on optimising the placement of these monitor nodes so as to maximise the chance that certain network behaviours can be inferred. So far, we have used a novel stochastic network model to demonstrate that certain monitor placement algorithms perform better than others in dynamic, load balancing networks.
Potential Student Projects
There are several additional ideas that would work well as honours or masters projects, including:
 Breaking networks down into topological constituents and determining whether certain topological properties lend themselves to better inference than others.
 Implementing the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) network protocol within the model in order to introduce OSPF poisoning attacks. These attacks could then be another network behaviour to detect and locate with the Monte Carlo inference.
If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Ashley ashley.barnes@anu.edu.au or Matthew matthew.hole@anu.edu.au
Presentations
An overview of the research activity within the group is available in the following seminars.
 9 August 2018  The mathematics of fusion plasmas (pdf, 5.1MB)
 17 November 2016 (pdf, 2.8MB)
 18 April 2013 (pdf, 3.2MB)
Team Leader
Researchers
Other members
 George Bowden
 Brett Layden
 Sebastian Cox
PhD students
Graduate & honours research students
Research in the physics of complex physical systems spans physics, engineering, applied mathematics and computational science. Research in this multidisciplinary field gives a good generalist training applicable to many careers. Much of the research of the group has been in aspects of fusion research, which is presently of great international interest as we approach the peak in oil production and seek longterm, nonCO2producing alternatives. Universities and institutes in the USA, Europe and Japan are either hiring or are associated with attractive postdoctoral fellowships; but graduates also move into many other areas of employment.
Student projects
Opportunities for students wanting to undertake summer vacation projects, honours research, PhB projects and research higher degrees (Masters and PhD) exist within the group across a range of pursuits.
Former PhD students
Name  Thesis title  Year  Present position 

George Bowden  Damping of Alfvén eigenmodes in complicated tokamak and stellarator geometries  2017  UNSW Canberra, Space Weather Modelling 
Zhisong Qu  Fluid descriptions of externally heated tokamak plasmas  2017  ANU MSI 
Lei Chang  The impact of magnetic geometry on wave modes in cylindrical plasmas  2013  Lecturer, Airforce Engineering University, Xi'an City 
Mathew McGann  HamiltonJacobi theory for connecting equilibrium magnetic fields across a toroidal surface supporting a plasma pressure discontinuity  2013  Analyst, ANU Edge 
Meelis Zidikheri  Dynamical Subgridscale Parameterizations for Quasigeostrophic Flows using Direct Numerical Simulations 
2008  Staff member, Australian Bureau of Meteorology 
Andrew Sullivan  Competitive Thermokinetics and Nonlinear Bushfire Behaviour  2008  Team Leader, Bushfire Dynamics and Applications Group, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems 
Ben McMillan  Global Wavemodes of Dissipative Fluid Models in Strongly Three Dimensional Plasmas: Calculation and Interpretation.  2005  Postdoctoral Fellow, CRPP, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland 
Sally Lloyd  Simulating Magnetic Islands of the H1NF Heliac using the MHD Equilibrium Code HINT  2003  Tutor, Townsville 
Alexei Khorev  The Concept of Approximate ActionAngle Variables for Nonintegrable Hamiltonian Dynamics  2002  Tutor, Canberra 
Paul Cuthbert  Ballooning Instabilities in ThreeDimensional Toroidal Plasmas  2000  ITSecurity Contractor, Canberra 
Sean Dettrick  Drift Orbits and Neoclassical Transport in the H1NF Heliac  1998  Research Staff, TriAlpha Energy Corporation, USA 
Jerome Lewandowski  Drift Wave Models for ThreeDimensional Plasmas  1997  Research staff, Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA 
Stuart Hudson  Generalized Magnetic Coordinates for Toroidal Magnetic Fields  1997  Research staff, Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA 
Gustav Meglicki  Analysis and Application of Smoothed Particle Magnetohydrodynamics  1996  Senior Technical Adviser, Office of the Vice President for IT, Indiana University, USA 
Ken Wessen  Application of the Invariant Manifold Reduction to Plasma Instabilities  1993  Researcher, Grinham Managed Funds, Pty Ltd; Adjunct Lecturer, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, UWA 
Alex Pletzer  Twodimensional Computations of the Outer Matching Data in Resistive Stability  1992  Scientific Programmer, Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA 
Gary Cooper  Stability of Helical Plasmas  1989  Telstra? 
Ritchie Parker  Nonlinear Behaviour of the Resistive Tearing Instability in Plasmas  1988  Physicist, Nestl, Lausanne, Switzerland 
Henry Gardner  The FreeBoundary Equilibrium Problem for Helically Symmetric Plasmas  1986  Senior Fellow, Department of Computer Science, FEIT, ANU 
Former masters students
Name  Thesis title  Year 

Li Huey Tuen  Stability of a twovolume MRxMHD model in slab geometry  2017 
Sebastian Cox  The impact of fishbones on neutron rate in beamheated plasmas  2016 
Ashley Gibson  Reconciliation of AlmostInvariant  2012 
Jason Bertram  A Theoretical Study of Macroscopic Wave Activity in H1 Plasmas  2011 
Former honours students
Name  Thesis title  Year  Department  Result 

Alexander Johnston  The Effect of Pressure Anisotropy on Ballooning Modes in Tokamak Plasmas  2016  Physics  1st Class Honours 
Kieran Woolfe  Coordinate Transformations in Tokomak Equilibria  2012  Physics  1st Class Honours 
Ben Wilkinson  Plasma wakefield structure generated by a gaussian electron bunch with a highly elliptical transverse profile  2014  Physics  2nd Class Honours 
Ruth Mills  3D Plasma Equilibria  2007  Physics  1st + University Medal 
Graham Dennis  MultiFluid Plasma Modelling  2005  Physics  1st + University Medal 
Kristen Feher  Quasi TwoDimensional Turbulence in Plasma  2003  Physics  1st Class Honours 
Vanessa Robins  Periodic Orbits and Invariant Tori in Symplectic Maps  1994  Maths  1st + University Medal 
Stephen Hardy  Arnold Diffusion in Magnetic Confinement Geometries  1993  Physics  1st + University Medal 
Adrienne Fairhall  Centre Manifold Reduction of Tearing Modes in a Plasma Current Sheet  1991  Physics  1st + University Medal 
As PT&M scientists have strong collaborations with researchers around the globe, often overseas collaborators will come and visit the PT&M group at ANU to not only work on research but to also give talks to the school about their academic work. Here you will find information on researchers that recently came to work on their collaborations with PT&M group members. In particular, various talks/presentations given by PT&M visitors are linked (with permission) in the table below.
Domestic and International Visitors
Name  Talk titles and links  ANU collaborators 

Adjunct Professor Roger Hosking School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide Adelaide, Australia 3 March 2020 
The Liley Form for the pressure tensor in magnetised plasma 
Matthew Hole Robert Dewar Markus Hegland 
Dr Grgegorz Pelka and Prof. Roman Zagorski Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion Warsaw, Poland 2125 October, 2019 
Mesh generation and preliminary Findif calculations for limiter W7X confiuration 
Matthew Hole Zhisong Qu Robert Dewar Boyd Blackwell 
Professor ChangBae Kim Physics Department, Soongsil University Seoul, Korea 25 February 2019 
Cross phase of driftresistive plasma fluctuations near edge 
Matthew Hole Robert Dewar 
Dr Guangzhou Hao Chengu, Sichuan, China 
Research activities in theory division of the South Western Institute of Physics 
Matthew Hole Zhisong Qu 
Prof. Phillipa Browning University of Manchester 
Plasma heating and particle acceleration in solar and tokamak twisted flux ropes 
Matthew Hole Robert Dewar Zhisong Qu 
Prof. Masayuki Yokoyama National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan March 2829 2018 
Status of the Large Helical Device (LHD) deuterium experiment, and call for mutual interaction between NIFS and ANU (PDF, 18MB)  Matthew Hole Clive Michael Robert Dewar Boyd Blackwell 
Prof. Artur Malaquias Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal August 2017  February 2018 
Experimental characterization of AC discharges transition in ISTTOK (PDF, 14MB) Experimental investigation of equilibrium relevant profiles during AC transition in the ISTTOK tokamak (PDF, 8MB) 
Robert Dewar Clive Michael Matthew Hole 
Dr Ben McMillan University of Warwick, UK December 1213 2017 
Subcritical turbulence in tokamaks (PDF, 3.3MB)  Robert Dewar Matthew Hole 
Dr Alex Pletzer NZ eScience Infrastructure December 11 2017 
Mimetic discretizations: new opportunities for pre and postprocessing (PDF, 2.4MB)  Robert Dewar 
Hervé Guillard Inria Sophia Antipolis Mediterranee, France August 2425 2017 
Fast waves and incompressible models (PDF, 1.5MB)  Robert Dewar Matthew Hole 
Mr Naoki Sato The University of Tokyo, Japan September 20  October 20 2016 
Entropy measure for systems without topological constraints (PDF, 7MB)  Robert Dewar Matthew Hole 
Dr Michael Fitzgerald Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK August 1  August 12 2016 
Predictions of fusion αparticle transport due to Alfvén eigenmodes in ITER (PDF, 3.4MB)  Matthew Hole 
Dr Michael Fitzgerald Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK June 1  June 5 2015 
Matthew Hole Brett Layden Zhisong Qu 

Mr Michael Cole PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Germany October 22  November 15 2014 
Fluid electron, gyrokinetic ion simulations of global modes in tokamaks and stellarators (PDF, 625KB)  Matthew Hole Boyd Blackwell Shaun Haskey 
Dr Shahriar Hossain Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia April 16 2014 
High Performance Magnesium Diboride (MgB2) Superconducting Wires and Cables: Towards the Prospect for Commercialization (PDF, 10MB)  Matthew Hole Cormac Corr Boyd Blackwell 
Dr Geert Verdoolaege Department of Applied Physics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, & Laboratory for Plasma Physics, Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium December 18 2013 
Analyzing large and complex data sets in fusion: Modern tools from probability theory and pattern recognition (PDF, 7MB)  Greg von Nessi Robert Dewar Matthew Hole 
Dr. Yohei Kawazura Deptartment of Advanced Energy, University of Tokyo, Japan December 18 2013 
Selforganization and entropy production rate in thermally driven turbulence (PDF, 8MB)  Greg von Nessi Robert Dewar Matthew Hole 
Professor Artur Malaquias Scientific Secretary for EFDA Leader, UK and Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal August 26 2013 
The Heavy Ion Beam Diagnostic  Application for a Small Fusion Device (PDF, 4MB) Experimental characterization of AC discharges transition in ISTTOK (PDF, 5MB) 
Boyd Blackwell Matthew Hole John Howard 
Professor Lie Liu National University of Defense Technology, Chengdu, China January 28  March 8 2013 
Phsyics of highcurrent diode (PDF, 6.3MB)  Matthew Hole Lei Chang Haitao Chen 
Dr. Axel Koenies Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (Greifswald), Germany January 23  February 8 2013 
Numerical approaches to kinetic MHD in stellarators (PDF, 10.4MB) A computational approach to continuum damping of Alfven waves in two and threedimensional geometry (PDF, 1.5MB) 
Boyd Blackwell George Bowden Robert Dewar Michael Fitzgerald Shaun Haskey Matthew Hole 
Dr Stuart Hudson Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA July 13  August 4 2012 
Graham Dennis Robert Dewar Matthew Hole Greg von Nessi 

Dr. Ken McClements Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK March 25  April 16 2011 
Axisymmetric TwoFluid Plasma Equilibria with Momentum Sources and Sinks (PDF, 1.4MB)  Michael Fitzgerald Matthew Hole 
Prof. Zensho Yoshida Department of Advanced Energy, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan 27 January  4 Februrary 2011 
Entropy and Vorticity in SelfOrganizing Fluid/Plasma Systems (PDF, 3.9MB)  Robert Dewar Matthew Hole Greg von Nessi 
Dr. Jakob Svensson Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Teilinstitut Greifswald, X14 3DB, UK 1 November  22 December 2010 
Bayesian Analysis at JET and the Minerva Framework (PDF, 2.5MB)  Robert Dewar Matthew Hole Greg von Nessi 
Dr. Sergei Sharapov Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK 430 July 2010 
Abrupt Changes in Magnetic Turbulence during LH Transitions and ITB Formations on JET (PDF, 3.8MB)
Lectures Given for 2010 Winter School:

Robert Dewar Michael Fitzgerald Matthew Hole 
Dr. Lynton Appel Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK 9 May  4 June 2010 
An Overview of MAST (PPS, 23.8MB) EFIT++ Equilibrium Reconstruction (PDF, 1.8MB) HAGIS Code (PDF, 3.5MB) IDAM (PDF, 128kB) IDAM (condensed) (PDF, 51kB) 
Boyd Blackwell Robert Dewar Matthew Hole John Howard Greg von Nessi 
Prof. Chang Mo Ryu Pohang University of Science and Technology, Physics Department, S. Korea 417 February 2010 
POSTECH/ANU collaborations on MHD sawteeth and suprathermal electron modes in KSTAR plasmas (PDF, 14MB)  Matthew Hole 
Mr. Min Hao Yu Pohang University of Science and Technology, Physics Department, S. Korea 417 February 2010 
Matthew Hole  
Prof. James Meiss University of Colorado, Applied Mathematics Department, USA July 2009 
Robert Dewar Matthew Hole Greg von Nessi 

Prof. Richard Dendy University of Warwick, Physics Department, UK 520 December 2008 
Robert Dewar Matthew Hole 

Prof. Howard Wilson University of York, Physics Department, UK 510 December 2008 
Robert Dewar Matthew Hole 
External Australian collaborators
 Dr Rowena Ball (ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute)
 Dr Linda Stals (ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute)
 Dr Jorgen Frederiksen (CSIRO & Visiting Fellow, DTP, RSPhysSE, ANU)
 Dr Henry J. Gardner (Dept. of Computer Science, FEIT, ANU)
 Prof Robin G. Storer (Flinders University of South Australia)
 Dr Frank Detering (Diversity Arrays Technology)
 Adjunct Prof. Roger Hoskings (University of Adelaide)
Book
(1 publications)
Fundamental Fluid Mechanics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Springer, Singapore (2016) 1279
Book editor
(2 publications)
Complex Physical, Biophysical and Econophysical Systems
World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore (2010) 388
Plasma Physics: Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Plasma Physics, ICPP2002
American Institute of Physics (AIP), New York (2003)
Book chapter
(7 publications)
Fusion Power and Nanoscience Challenges for Extreme Materials
Nanotechnology Toward the Sustainocene
Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore (2015) 215238
The Screened Field of a Test Particle
In Celebration of K C Hines
World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore (2010) 4773
Nonlinear Simulation of Drift Wave Turbulence
Frontiers in Turbulence and Coherent Structures: proceedings of the COSNet/CSIRO Workshop on Turbulence and Coherent Structures in Fluids, Plasmas and Nonlinear Media
World Scientific Publishing Company, New Jersey, USA (2007) 431442
Zonal Flow Generation by Modulational Instabiity
Frontiers in Turbulence and Coherent Structures: proceedings of the COSNet/CSIRO Workshop on Turbulence and Coherent Structures in Fluids, Plasmas and Nonlinear Media
World Scientific Publishing Company, New Jersey, USA (2007) 415430
A Broken Degeneracy in the Resistive MHD Spectrum
Plasma Physics: Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Plasma Physics, ICPP2002
American Institute of Physics (AIP), New York (2003) 577580
Bifurcation and Metamorphosis of Plasma TurbulenceShear Flow Dynamics: The Path to the Top of the Hill
Plasma Physics: Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Plasma Physics, ICPP2002
American Institute of Physics (AIP), New York (2003) 711714
NonLinear Dynamics
Complex Systems
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2000) 165249
Journal article
(122 publications)
Pedestals and feedback in fusionplasma relevant sandpile models
Physics of Plasmas 25, 1(2018) 110
Threequasiparticle isomer in Ta 173 and the excitation energy dependence of K forbidden transition rates
Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics 95, 5(2017)
An experimentally constrained MHD model for a collisional, rotating plasma column
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59, 2(2017) 111
An experimentally constrained MHD model for a collisional, rotating plasma column
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59, 2(2017) 111
Major results from the first plasma campaign of the Wendelstein 7X stellarator
Nuclear Fusion 57, 10(2017) 102020 13
Linear radial structure of reactive energetic geodesic acoustic modes
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59, 5(2017) 055018 15
Multiregion relaxed magnetohydrodynamics in plasmas with slowly changing boundaries  resonant response of a plasma slab
Physics of Plasmas 24, 4(2017) 042507 19
The spectrum of multiregionrelaxed magnetohydrodynamic modes in topologically toroidal geometry
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59, 4(2017) 17
Impact of energetic particle orbits on long range frequency chirping of BGK modes
Nuclear Fusion 57, 12(2017) 116.
Global Alfvén eigenmodes in the H1 heliac
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59, 12(2017) 12
Global Alfvén eigenmodes in the H1 heliac
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59, 12(2017) 12
Energetic Geodesic Acoustic Modes Associated with TwoStreamlike Instabilities in Tokamak Plasmas
Physical Review Letters 116, 9(2016) 9500495004
Widely tunable, narrow linewidth externalcavity gain chip laser for spectroscopy between 1.01.1 µm
Optics Express 24, 24(2016) 2740327414
Energetic Geodesic Acoustic Modes Associated with TwoStreamlike Instabilities in Tokamak Plasmas
Physical Review Letters 116, 9(2016) 9500495004
Impact of pressure anisotropy on magnetic configuration and stability
Nuclear Fusion 56, 11(2016) 11.
Impact of pressure anisotropy on magnetic configuration and stability
Nuclear Fusion 56, 11(2016) 10.
Confirmation of the topology of the Wendelstein 7X magnetic field to better than 1:100,000
Nature Communications 7, (2016) 1349313493
Delay time embedding of mass loss avalanches in a fusion plasmaoriented sandpile model
Physics of Plasmas 23, 10(2016)
Experimenttheory comparison for low frequency BAE modes in the strongly shaped H1NF stellarator
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 57, 9(2015) 112
Modeling the effect of anisotropic pressure on tokamak plasmas normal modes and continuum using fluid approaches
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 57, 9(2015) 13
Highbeta equilibria in tokamaks with pressure anisotropy and toroidal flow
Physics of Plasmas 22, 12(2015) 110
MHD normal mode analysis with equilibrium pressure anisotropy
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 57, 2(2015) 111
Variational formulation of relaxed and multiregion relaxed magnetohydrodynamics
Journal of Plasma Physics 81, 6(2015) 515810604
A singular finite element technique for calculating continuum damping of Alfvén eigenmodes
Physics of Plasmas 22, 2(2015) 022116/18
Calculation of continuum damping of Alfven eigenmodes in tokamak and stellarator equilibria
Physics of Plasmas 22, 9(2015) 110
Analysing the impact of anisotropy pressure on tokamak equilibria
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 56, 7(2014) 110
Resolving the waveparticleplasma interaction: advances in the diagnosis, interpretation and selfconsistent modelling of waves, particles and the plasma configuration
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 56, 5(2014) 053001/121
Recent developments in Bayesian inference of tokamak plasma equilibria and highdimensional stochastic quadratures
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 56, 11(2014) 114011/ 113
Multiregion relaxed magnetohydrodynamics with flow
Physics of Plasmas 21, 4(2014) 9
Modeling the SingleHelical Axis State in the ReversedField Pinch
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 42, 10(2014) 25142515
Comparison of methods for numerical calculation of continuum damping
Physics of Plasmas 21, 5(2014) 052508
Multiregion relaxed magnetohydrodynamics with anisotropy and flow
Physics of Plasmas 21, 7(2014) 072512/ 110
First evidence of Alfvén wave activity in KSTAR plasmas
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 55, 4(2013) 7
Fast particle modifications to equilibria and resulting changes to Alfvén wave modes in tokamaks
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 55, 1(2013) 17
A unified method for inference of tokamak equilibria and validation of forcebalance models based on Bayesian analysis
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 46, 18(2013) 26
A multichannel magnetic probe system for analysing magnetic fluctuations in helical axis plasmas
Review of Scientific Instruments 84, 9(2013)
Overview of physics results from MAST towards ITER/DEMO and the MAST Upgrade
Nuclear Fusion 53, 10(2013) 15
Using Bayesian analysis and Gaussian processes to infer electron temperature and density profiles on the MegaAmpere Spherical Tokamak experiment
Review of Scientific Instruments 84, 6(2013) 5
Gap eigenmode of radially localized helicon waves in a periodic structure
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 55, 2(2013) 9
EFIT tokamak equilibria with toroidal flow and anisotropic pressure using the twotemperature guidingcentre plasma
Nuclear Fusion 53, 11(2013) 113040
Minimally Constrained Model of SelfOrganized Helical States in ReversedField Pinches
Physical Review Letters 111, 5(2013) 055003
The infinite interface limit of multipleregion relaxed magnetohydrodynamics
Physics of Plasmas 20, 3(2013) 032509/ 16
Plasmoid solutions of the HahmKulsrudTaylor equilibrium model
Physics of Plasmas 20, 8(2013)
Generalized actionangle coordinates defined on island chains
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 55, 1(2013) 014004/15
Nonaxisymmetric, multiregion relaxed magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium solutions
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 54, 1(2012) 17
Toroidal ripple transport of beam ions in the megaampère spherical tokamak
Physics of Plasmas 19, 7(2012) 072514
Evidence crossvalidation and Bayesian inference of MAST plasma equilibria
Physics of Plasmas 19, 1(2012) 10
Computation of multiregion relaxed magnetohydrodynamic equilibria
Physics of Plasmas 19, 11(2012) 112502/118
Helical bifurcation and tearing mode in a plasmaa description based on Casimir foliation
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 45, 36(2012) 365502
Dressed test particles, oscillation centres and pseudoorbits
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 54, 1(2012) 8
Diamagnetic drift stabilized ballooning modes in a 3D heliotron
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 54, 1(2012) 17
A 2D PIC/MC/Vlasov method for electrostatic fusion discharges
Computer Physics Communications 183, 4(2012) 971979
Idealmagnetohydrodynamic theory of lowfrequency Alfven waves in the H1 Heliac
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 54, 5(2012) 055009
Wave modeling in a cylindrical nonuniform helicon discharge
Physics of Plasmas 19, 8(2012) 083511
Actiongradientminimizing pseudoorbits and almostinvariant tori
Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 17, 5(2012) 20622073
Identifying the impact of rotation, anisotropy, and energetic particle physics in tokamaks
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 53, 7(2011) 11
Highβ equilibria in tokamaks with toroidal flow
Physics of Plasmas 18, 9(2011) 0925088
An equilibrium validation technique based on Bayesian inference
Nuclear Fusion 51, 10(2011) 6
A flowing plasma model to describe drift waves in a cylindrical helicon discharge
Physics of Plasmas 18, 4(2011) 8
Derivation of the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation by The Derivative Perturbation Expansion Method
International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences (IJBASIJENS) 11, 2(2011) 120124
A reduced global Alfven eigenmodes model for Mirnov array data on the H1NF heliac
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 53, 8(2011) 14
On steady poloidal and toroidal flows in tokamak plasmas
Physics of Plasmas 17, 8(2010) 082509
HamiltonJacobi theory for continuation of magnetic field across a toroidal surface supporting a plasma pressure discontinuity
Physics Letters A 374, 33(2010) 33083314
Ideal MHD stability of a spherical tokamak power plant and a component test facility
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 52, 12(2010) 125005 13
The use of Bayesian inversion to resolve plasma equilibrium
Review of Scientific Instruments 81, 10(2010) 1E+1281E+128
Unified Theory of Ghost and QuadraticFluxMinimizing Surfaces
Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research 9(2010) 487490
The impact of energetic particles and rotation on tokamak plasmas
Journal of Physics: Conference Series(online) 260(2010) 012013
Model Data Fusion: developing Bayesian inversion to constrain equilibrium and mode structure
Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research 9(2010) 479486
Overview of physics results from MAST
Nuclear Fusion 49, 104017(2009) 13
Magnetohydrodynamic stability of plasmas with ideal and relaxed regions
Journal of Plasma Physics 75, 5(2009) 637659
Relaxed MHD states of a multiple region plasma
Nuclear Fusion 49, 065019(2009) 7
Are ghost surfaces quadraticfluxminimizing?
Physics Letters A 373(2009) 44094415
A high resolution Mirnov array for the Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak
Review of Scientific Instruments 80, 123507(2009) 10
A Modulation Model for Mode Splitting of Magnetic Pertubations in the Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 51, 4(2009) 118
Energetically Resolved MultipleFluid Equilibria of Tokamak Plasmas
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 51(2009) 118
Adiabatic WaveParticle Interaction Revisited
Plasma and Fusion Research 4, 001(2009) 16
Relaxed Plasma Equilibria and EntropyRelated Plasma SelfOrganization Principles
Entropy 10(2008) 621634
Compressional Alfven Eigenmodes on MAST
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 50, 11(2008) 23
Equilibria and stability in partially relaxed plasmavacuum systems
Nuclear Fusion 47, 8(2007) 746753
Eigenvalue problems for Beltrami fields arising in a threedimensional toroidal magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium problem
Physics of Plasmas 14(2007) 052505 112
Bifurcation in Electrostatic Resistive Drift Wave Turbulence
Physics of Plasmas 14(2007) 102312 18
Laboratory Evidence for Stochastic PlasmaWave Growth
Physical Review Letters 99, 20(2007) 205004 14
Fourier decomposition of magnetic perturbations in toroidal plasmas using singluar value decomposition
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 49, 12 (December 2007)(2007) 19711988
Quantum Chaos? Genericity and Nongenericity in the MHD Spectrum of Nonaxisymmetric Toroidal Plasmas
Journal of the Korean Physical Society 50, 1(2007) 112117
Stellarator Stability with Respect to Global Kinetic Ballooning Modes
Nuclear Fusion 46(2006) 477486
Fusion research: Australian connections  Past and future
Australian Physics 43, 4(2006) 132138
Stepped Pressure Profile Equilibria in Cylindrical Plasmas via Partial Taylor Relaxation
Journal of Plasma Physics 72, 6(2006) 11671171
Quantum Chaos Analysis of the Ideal Interchange Spectrum in a Stellarator
Journal of Plasma Physics 72, 6(2006) 12391242
Ideal MHD stability of the megaampere spherical tokamak
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 47(2005) 581613
Charge to the astro brigade [4]
Physics Today 58, 11(2005) 15
Stray capacitance of a twolayer aircored inductor
IEE Proceedings  Circuits, Devices and Systems 152, 6(2005) 565572
Overview of MAST results
Nuclear Fusion 45, 10(2005) 157167
Calibration of the highfrequency magnetic fluctuation diagnostic in plasma devices
Review of Scientific Instruments 76(2005) 0935051/11
MAST and the impact of low aspect ration on tokamak physics
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 46, 12B(2004) 477494
Integrated Plasma Physics Modelling for the Culham Steady State Spherical Tokamak Fusion Power Plant
Nuclear Fusion 44(2004) 917929
A Comparison of Incompressible Limits for Resistive Plasmas
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 46(2004) 10271038
ELM Characteristics in MAST
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 43, 3(2004) 551572
Stability at High Performance in the MAST Spherical Tokamak
Nuclear Fusion 44, 9(2004) 10271035
Statistical Characterization of the InterchangeInstability Spectrum of a Separable IdealMagnetohydrodynamic Model System
Physical Review EStatistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics 70, 6(2004) 066409 11
Statistics of Polarization and Stokes Parameters of Stochastic Waves
Physical Review EStatistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics 70(2004) 03661912
Turbulent Edge Structure Formation in Complex Configurations
Physics of Plasmas 10(2003) 36843691
Spectrum of Global Idealmagnetohydrodynamic Threedimensional Ballooning Modes
Space Science Reviews 107, 12(2003) 349352
Overview of recent experimental results on MAST
Nuclear Fusion 43, 12(2003) 16651673
Excitation of axisymmetric Alfv?nic modes in Ohmic tokamak discharges
Nuclear Fusion 42, 9(2002) 11551161
Bruce Sween Liley
Physics Today 55, 5(2002) 78
Hmode access and performance in the megaamp spherical tokamak
Physics of Plasmas 9, 9(2002) 3919
Anderson Localization of Ballooning Modes, Quantum Chaos and the Stability of Compact Quasiaxially Symmetric Stellarators
Physics of Plasmas 9, 5(2002) 19901996
Asymptotology  A Cautionary Tale
ANZIAM Journal 44(2002) 3340
Plasma Instability of a Vacuum Arc Centrifuge
Physical Review EStatistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics 65(2002) 046409
Excitation of Alfvénic modes in Ohmic tokamak discharges
Nuclear Fusion 42, 9(2002) 11551161
Metamorphosis of Plasma Turbulenceshearflow Dynamics through a Transcritical Bifurcation
Physical Review E 66, 6(2002) 06640819
A Walk in the Parameter Space of LH Transitions without Stepping on or Through the Cracks
Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research , 4(2001) 266270
Analytical Description of a Collisional Plasma Column in a Vacuum Arc Centrifuge
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 34(2001) 30283035
"Strong "Quantum" Chaos in the Global Ballooning Mode Spectrum of ThreeDimensional Plasmas"
Physical Review Letters 86, 11(2001) 23212324
Singularity Theory Study of Overdetermination in Models for LH Transitions
Physical Review Letters 84(2000) 30773080
AndersonLocalized Ballooning Modes in General Toroidal Plasmas
Physics of Plasmas 7, 6(2000) 23022305
Separative performance in a vacuum arc centrifuge
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 27, 2(1999) 620627
Overview of Australian Activities of Fusion Neutronics
Fusion Engineering and Design 45(1999) 117126
Analysis of Perturbed Magnetic Fields via Construction of Nearby Integrable Fields
Physics of Plasmas 6(1999) 15321538
Quasilinear theory of collisionless Fermi Acceleration in a multicusp magnetic confinement geometry
Physical Review EStatistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics 60, 6(1999) 74007411
Theory and simulation of rotational shear stabilization of turbulence
Physics of Plasmas 5, 5 PART 1(1998) 17841792
Performance of a vacuum arc centrifuge with a nonuniform magnetic field
Physics of Plasmas 4, 10(1997) 34933500
Conference paper
(11 publications)
Wave modelling in a cylindrical nonuniform helicon discharge
39th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2012, EPS 2012 and the 16th International Congress on Plasma Physics 2(2012) 994997
Connecting physics models and diagnostic data using bayesian graphical models
37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2010, EPS 2010 1(2010) 169172
On steady poloidal and toroidal flows in tokamak plasmas
37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2010, EPS 2010 2(2010) 12381241
Bayesian Inference applied to magnetic equilibrium on MAST
37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2010, EPS 2010 2(2010) 11461149
MHD memes
Plasma theory, wave kinetics, nonlinear dynamics: Kaufmanfest 2007 169(2009) 8
The H1 National Plasma Fusion Research Facility, and the prospects for Stellarators in the Quest for Fusion Power
Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference 2006 (2006) 6
Stability for Kinetic Ballooning Modes in Stellarators
National Congress Australian Institute of Physics 2005 (2005) 23514
Spacing Statistics of Model Spectra Related to Farey Sequences
National Congress Australian Institute of Physics 2005 (2005) PTH 41
Quantum Chaos Theory and the Spectrum of IdealMHD Instabilities in Toroidal Plasmas
International Toki Conference (ITC 2004) (2004) 4044
Modelling of Alfvenic activity in the Mast tokamak
Joint VarennaLausanne International Workshop on Theory of Fusion Plasmas (2002)
Symmetry and singularities in a lowdimensional model of a complex system. A back door approach to the physics of LH transitions
IPELS2001 (2001) 7376
Conference written presentation
(6 publications)
Configurational Effects on Stability and Confinement in the H1NF Heliac
International Atomic Energy Agency Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2008) (2008)
THE POTENTIAL FOR AUSTRALIAN INVOLVEMENT IN ITER
Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference 2006 (2006)
"Equilibria and stability in partially relaxed plasmavacuum systems"
International Atomic Energy Agency Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2006) (2006)
Observations of Alfvenic MHD Activity in the H1 Heliac
International Atomic Energy Agency Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2006) (2006) 8
Complex Nonlinear Lagrangian for the HasegawaMima Equation
International Atomic Energy Agency Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2004) (2004) P61
Finite Larmor Radius Effects and Quantum Chaos
International Congress on Plasma Physics (ICCP 2004) (2004) online
Journal short contribution (non refereed)
(2 publications)
Selected papers from the Joint 18th International Stellarator Heliotron Workshop and the 10th Asia Pacific Plasma Theory Conference
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 55, 1(2013) 010201
Anderson Localization and Ballooning Eigenfunctions
Chinese Physics Letters (2000) 3335
Newspaper / magazine article
(3 publications)
Fusion Down Under
ITER Newsline (2009)
Harnessing the untapped power of fusion for potentially limitless energy
The Canberra Times , 3 September 2007(2007) 2
Australia needs to get back to the front on fusion power
The Age (2006)
Journal article (nonrefereed)
(1 publications)
Nuclear fusion: the future of energy production
Australasian Science 26, 10(2005) 1720
 Australian ITER Forum
 Information on Fusion  Fusion Power Associates
 Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory
 Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE)
 CSIRO Atmospheric Physics
 The PRLCodeMonster_VM is a virtual machine with some interesting code for plasma physics installed on it.