This talk will summarize recent progress on DIII-D with a focus on explaining the overall direction of work and relevance to the fusion energy path. This will cover topics such as preparation of operating scenarios for ITER and fusion energy, understanding transport optimization and rotation physics projection for burning plasmas, the role of impurities, ELM mitigation, and the interactions of energetic particles and 3D fields in fusion plasmas. Results will be presented in a context of overall program goals.
The process of mapping a path to a commercial fusion reactor by planning a sequence of future machines.
Chuck Kessel, a principal engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has won the 2015 Fusion Technology Award. The honor, from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, recognizes outstanding contributions to fusion engineering and technology.
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.
Stewart Prager, who has completed his first five-year term as director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has agreed to continue in that position. “I was originally drawn to the prospect of leading a large laboratory and a terrific staff,” Prager said, “and to helping shape the national program in fusion and plasma physics. All those reasons still stand.”
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is looking forward to reopening the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX-U) after “stellar” progress in the $94 million upgrade of the facility that should allow it to be completed by December of this year, Lab Director Stewart Prager told PPPL staff during his annual State of the Laboratory speech on April 29.
Dan Clery, a veteran journalist for Science magazine and author of “A Piece of the Sun,” a wide-ranging account of the quest for fusion energy, will provide a whirlwind tour of the history of fusion from the 1850s to the present day and the people who made it happen. The journey will take in atom spies, superpower summits, hijackings by Palestinian terrorists, the Red Army, South American dictators and the Iraq war.
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