A Forum on the Future of Fusion Energy and Plasma Science Research in the US.

A Forum on the Future of Fusion Energy 

and Plasma Science Research in the US

Physical Sciences Complex Building

Room 3105

University of Maryland, College Park

December 14-15, 2015

A two-day forum was held to discuss the status and future of fusion energy and plasma science research. The principal output of this forum is the organization of follow-on community-led activities that address critical issues for the success of fusion and plasma research in the U.S. Since the vitality of our field of science is intimately tied to its health within the academic community, members of the University Fusion Association (UFA) are eager to help facilitate a broadly based process that strengthens and communicates the opportunities for future research. While fusion is an emphasis, the scope of the forum includes non-fusion plasma science. The importance of a vital academic community and a desire to strengthen plasma science broadly motivates shared discussion and planning in this forum. Participation by national laboratories, private industry, and universities is necessary for this discussion and planning.

More information can be found from the presentation and the written description.

The Forum agenda is given below.


Agenda:


A Forum on The Future of Fusion Energy and Plasma Science Research in the U.S.

December 14-15, 2015


Sponsored by the University Fusion Association (UFA)

Hosted by the University of Maryland-College Park


Room 3105

University of Maryland-College Park Physical Sciences Complex 


Agenda


Monday Dec. 14

Plenary Session (Chair: Uri Shumlak)

 8:30 AM   Welcome and Introduction, John Sarff, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 9:00 AM   Overview 1, Gerald Navratil, Columbia University

                   "Nurturing Research in the Academic Environment: Federal-University Partnership"

10:00 AM  Coffee Break

10:15 AM  Overview 2, Martin Greenwald, M.I.T.

                    "Community Planning For Fusion Energy and Plasma Science: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

11:00 AM  Overview 3, Michael Knotek, Former Deputy Undersecretary for Science and Energy, US DoE

                    "Perspectives on the Fusion Energy Science Program"


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch


Parallel Breakout Session #1 (see panel membership assignments)

 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (2 Hours) 

 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Coffee Break

 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM (2 1/4 Hours)


Tuesday Dec. 15

Parallel Breakout Session #2

 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (1 1/2 Hours)

                         Opportunity for contributed presentations (2-3 slides, 5 minutes)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM (1 3/4 Hours)


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch


Plenary Session (Chair, John Sarff)

 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  Reports from breakout groups

        Group 1: Chair Troy Carter (UCLA)

        Group 2: Chair Francois Waelbroeck (UT-Austin)

        Group 3: Chair Anne White (M.I.T.)

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Discussion and organization of follow-on activities


 4:00 PM Forum ends 



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