The U.S. Burning Plasma Organization (USBPO) is a national organization of scientists and engineers involved in researching magnetically confined burning fusion plasmas.
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The 2022 Fusion Energy Sciences Research Needs Workshop on a US ITER Research Program can be found at iterresearch.us.
Announcing the Burning Plasma Concepts Webinar Series: The schedule can be found here.
  • Upcoming, December 15, 2022: Burning plasma aspects and reactor concept with a Spherical Tokamak.
    Speaker: Paul Thomas, Tokamak Energy, UK
    Webinar date: Thursday, 12/15/2022, 10.30AM-noon CST  For more information click here.
  • Upcoming, January 12, 2023: Overview of the safety and licensing aspects of future fusion power plants
    Speaker: Paul Humrickhouse, ORNL, TN, USA
    Webinar date: Thursday, 01/12/2023, 10.30AM-noon CST  For more information click here.
  • November 17, 2022: The US ITER Research Team Report
    Speakers: Cami Colins, ORNL & Chuck Greenfield, GA
    Webinar date: Thursday, 11/17/2022, 3.30-5.00 PM CDT  Click here for to watch the recorded video.
  • October 13, 2022: Burning plasma aspects and reactor concept with a Stellarator.
    Speaker: Mike Zarnstorff, PPPL, USA
    Webinar date: Thursday, 10/13/2022, 3.30-5.00PM CDT  Click here for to watch the recorded video.
  • September 15, 2022: Overview of environmental aspects of future fusion power plants
    Speaker: Dr. Laila El-Guebaly
    Webinar date: 09/15/2022, 3.30-5.00PM CT
  • June 30, 2022: Burning plasma aspects and reactor concept with a Spherical Tokamak
    Speaker: Paul Thomas, Tokamak Energy, UK
    Webinar date: 06/30/2022, 10.30AM-noon CT
  • May 26, 2022: Burning plasma achieved in inertial fusion
    Speaker: Annie Kritcher, LLNL, CA, USA (tbc, nominated)
    Webinar date: 05/26/2022, 10.30AM-noon CT
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