Developing the mission, science, technology and support for projects of scale is a demanding and multifaceted enterprise. There are many lessons to be learned from the National Ignition Facility (NIF) experience that can be applied in the quest to secure any future large scale facility. The presentation will include a historical perspective on the ICF and Stockpile Stewardship program that motivated NIF and the scientific and political strategy that ultimately secured the Facility.
It’s fitting that Theory Department physicist Ilya Dodin was the first to receive the American Physical Society’s Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research.
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Your task: Take apart, decontaminate, refurbish, relocate, reassemble, realign and reinstall a 75-ton neutral beam box that will add a second beam box to the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) and double the experiment’s heating power. Oh, and while you’re at it, hoist the two-story tall box over a 22-foot wall.
The U.S. Department of Energy has bestowed many hours of access to scientists at the Center for Edge Physics Simulation (EPSI), led by C.S. Chang, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The highly competitive award allows 270 million core hours on two powerful supercomputers that will enable researchers to continue staging complex simulations of how charged particles behave in the tokamak edge. The award was the second highest in the INCITE program.
Investigating long-term solutions to the world's energy needs and investing in sustainable technologies are crucial as the climate crisis comes into focus, a set of experts cautioned at Princeton University on Nov. 14.
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