US Fusion Community Preps for Academies Review

May 19, 2017

The US fusion community will hold two workshops in preparation for the National Academies fusion review just beginning (see FPN17-15).

The purpose of the workshops is "to enable community presentation and discussion focused on the recent charge to the National Academies of Sciences (NAS), Engineering, and Medicine (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/BPA/BPA_177107).

The NAS Committee has been charged to prepare an interim report and a final report focused on the importance of burning plasmas in the future of U.S. fusion energy development, along with consideration of the scientific and engineering challenges and opportunities on the path toward fusion energy, and possible scenarios to achieve that goal.

Workshop 1: July 24-28, 2017 in Madison, WI

Workshop 2: (Tentative) December 11-15, 2017 in Austin, TX

For additional and future workshop information, please visit the workshop website: https://sites.google.com/site/usmfrstrategicdirections/home

You can begin to participate in the Madison workshop NOW with these actions:

PLEASE PARTICIPATE ASAP by reserving a hotel before the room blocks expire, submitting a whitepaper, and registering.

If you have any questions, please contact the meeting co-chairs: David Maurer, Jon Menard, and Mickey Wade (maurer@physics.auburn.edu, jmenard@pppl.gov, wade@fusion.gat.com)