David Campbell, Director of the ITER and Operations Department, gave a talk entitled "Progress in ITER Construction and Strategy towards the Operations Phase" during the USBPO Town Meeting at the recent APS-DPP conference in San Jose.
His slides can be found here.
- Completed Webinars
- October 6, 2016: Recent theoretical progress in understanding runaway electron generation and dynamicsDr. Brennan is a lead PI for the Simulation Center for Runaway Electron Avoidance and Mitigation, a new FES/ASCR collaborative center focussed on this critical topic for burning plasmas
- April 28, 2016: Overview of physics results from the first operation phase on Wendelstein 7-X.Speaker: Prof. Thomas Sunn Pedersen, Director of Stellarator Edge and Divertor Physics, IPP Greifswald, Professor of Physics, Ernst-Moritz Arndt University Greifswald
- Completed Tasks
Modes of Research Participation on ITER Leaders: Rajesh Maingi and Mike WalkerA USBPO working group, formed in 2012, to provide input to the ITER Organization, to help define how ITER will operate as an experimental device. Disruption Task Group Leaders: 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)