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  • Upcoming, February 21, 2019: Predicting the pedestal in a burning plasma: Progress and research needs/
      For more on the webinar, click here.
  • January 25, 2019: NAS report on a Strategic Plan for Burning Plasma Research,
    Summary and discussion of NAS panel report on A Strategic Plan for US Burning Plasma Research.
  • 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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