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A website for the new APS-DPP Community Planning Process is now available. USBPO members are encouraged to get involved, and sign up for the DPP-CPP Google group for updates.

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  • October 4, 2019: Updates on the Community Planning Process: The Path to a Strategic Plan
    This talk will cover the progress of the ongoing planning process, a description of ongoing activities, how to engage, and a description of the activities before and during the Knoxville meeting.  Speakers: DPP-CPP co-chairs.
  • May 22, 2019: The Community Planning Process for Magnetic Fusion Energy: How to Get Involved
    Dr. Nathan Howard will give a short description of the planning process and an update on current and upcoming events. After the presentation, he and the other MFE co-chairs will answer questions from participants.
  • U.S. Fusion Outreach Group
    Please join the U.S. Fusion Outreach Team! This is a national group of fusion scientists, teachers, students, and fusion advocates in general to provide a unified platform for national magnetic fusion outreach effort.

The Wendelstein 7 X stellarator achieved its First Plasma milestone on 10 December 2015. The accuracy of the magnet system was verified by electron-beam field mapping and expected island structures were observed. The first plasma consisted of Helium and reached about 1 million degrees Celsius. (Photos: IPP)

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