Rogério Jorge gets the Physics Doctoral Thesis Award
Rogério Jorge got the award for his thesis entitled ‘A moment-based model for plasma dynamics at arbitrary collisionality’ supervised by Prof. Paolo Ricci at the Swiss Plasma Center and Prof. Nuno Loureiro at the MIT and at the University of Lisbon.
Rogério worked on one of the most important issues faced by the fusion community, namely the understanding of the plasma turbulent dynamics in the tokamak edge, where the plasma temperature decreases from values as high as ten times the temperature in the core of the Sun to the room temperature of the wall. He provided a seminal contribution to the development of a model that will allow the numerical simulation of this challenging region. Rogério distinguished himself as a teacher and was also a very active representative of the Physics PhD students, one of the main organizers of the first EPFL Physics Days, and heavily involved in the discussion of the organization of the teaching assistantship.
The Doctoral School has also recognized the following doctorates with a special distinction: Mikhail Ivanov, Rogério Jorge, and Michael Schenk.