Rogerio Jorge


College of Letters and Sciences | Department of Physics

Hometown: Portugal

Rogerio Jorge is an Assistant Professor at UW-Madison, USA. Before moving to Madison, he was the Principal Investigator of an EUROfusion’s Enabling Research Grant at IST Lisbon, Portugal, and an FCT CEEC Grant at the Junior Researcher level. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald, Germany, and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow. From 2019-2021 he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He is interested in the study of plasmas for fusion energy and in the description of three-dimensional magnetic fields.

Prof. Jorge’s talks can also be offered in Portuguese or French.


Fusion energy as a challenging and promising pursuit

Fusion energy offers a potential source of nearly limitless, clean energy. Achieving fusion energy requires complex magnetic fields that sustain high-temperature plasmas for a long time. In this talk, we explore how innovative design methods that explore hidden symmetries are used and discuss future plans, including collaborations with startups.