2020 U.s. Transport Task Force Meeting

Sonoma, California

APril 21 - 24, 2020

The 2020 U.S. TTF Workshop will be co-located with the 2020 Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference and coordinated with the 2020 Asia-Pacific Transport Working Group.

Purpose of the Meeting

The ultimate goal of the US-EU Transport Task Force (TTF) is to develop a physics-based understanding of particle, momentum and heat transport in magnetic fusion devices. This understanding should be of sufficient depth that it allows the development of predictive models of plasma transport that can be validated against experiment, and then used to simulate the future performance of burning plasmas in ITER, and next-step fusion energy reactors. To achieve success in transport science, it is essential to characterize local fluctuations and transport in fusion grade plasmas, to understand the basic mechanisms responsible for transport, and ultimately to control these transport processes. These goals must be pursued in multiple research thrust, and the TTF workshop focus topics evolve to reflect emerging advances in physics understanding.

Predict First initiative

The 2020 Workshop will continue an emphasis on developing and using transport tools to predict the outcome of experiments in present fusion plasma research machines. This Predict First Initiative will enhance the efficient use of experimental runtime in the near term and will provide more rigorous validation tests for the theory taking the next step towards the ultimate goal of the TTF to produce validated predictive transport models.

Registration fees:

Student: $150 | General: $350

Submit abstract here.

important dates

Deadline for abstract submissions: February 28, 2020

Deadline for registration: March 20, 2020

Deadline for hotel reservation at conference rate: March 20, 2020

If you require a visa to attend the 2020 U.S. Transport Task Force Meeting, please contact Megan Ensminger for a visa invitation letter.