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Anne White
General Atomics



 For the first simultaneous measurements of long-wavelength electron temperature and density fluctuations in the core of a high-performance tokamak plasma, demonstrating larger than expected temperature fluctuations; and for comparison of this data with nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations.



 Dr. Anne White received her B.S. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 2003. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008.  Her dissertation work was performed on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics, advised by Prof. Troy Carter, Dr. Tony Peebles and Dr. Lothar Schmitz. Using a correlation electron cyclotron emission diagnostic, Dr. White made measurements of electron temperature fluctuations. She led an experimental campaign to make the first simultaneous measurements of the radial profile of electron temperature and density fluctuations in a high-performance tokamak with subsequent comparison to gyrokinetic simulation. Dr. White's thesis work was supported by a DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Graduate Fellowship and a UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship, as an undergraduate at Arizona she received the Graesser Foundation Math Scholarship. She is currently a DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at General Atomics.  Her current research builds on her dissertation work, focusing on the study of turbulence and transport in tokamak plasmas via novel measurements and detailed comparisons with models and simulations.  Dr. White is a member of the American Physical Society.