The U.S. Burning Plasma Organization (USBPO) is a national organization of scientists and engineers involved in researching the properties of magnetically confined burning fusion plasmas.
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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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Calendar for Burning Plasma Events
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  • 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.
  • May 2, 2019: JET programme in support to ITER and preparation of 2020 DT campaigns
    Dr. Xavier Litaudon, Head of ITER Physics at JET, EUROfusion
  • U.S. Fusion Outreach Group
    Please join the U.S. Fusion Outreach Team! This group is organized by the U.S Burning Plasma Organization (USBPO) to provide a platform for national fusion outreach efforts to unite.
  • Disruption Task GroupLeaders: Valerie Izzo (UCSD) and Robert Granetz (MIT)
    The task group exists to coordinate US-wide disruption research efforts (both experiment and theory), to identify gaps and suggest priorities, and particularly to ensure that outstanding issues for the ITER Disruption Mitigation System are addressed in a timely manner. The US ITER Project Office has the responsibility to provide ITER's DMS.

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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