Skip to Main Content
  Contact Us
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Physics and Astronomy
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences


A Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma: Presentations to the Committee and Public Input


Presentations to the Committee


Meeting 1 - Washington, D.C.

Perspectives on Burning Plasma Research - United States Burning Plasma Organization


Context for an NAS Study on Burning Plasma Research and A Magnetic Fusion Strategy - Edumund Synakowski, DOE Office of Science


Meeting 2 - Irvine, California

Perspectives from the University Fusion Association - David Maurer, Auburn University (in place of Charles Greenfield)


A Reinvigorated U.S. Fusion Energy Program - Stewart Prager, Princeton University


Perspective on Fusion Energy Strategy - Tony S. Taylor, General Atomics


Perspectives from the US ITER Project - Ned Sauthoff, US ITER Project Office   


Response to the NAS Committee for a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research - Phil Ferguson, US Virtual Laboratory for Technology (VLT)


Meeting 3 - Austin, Texas


Further Context for NAS Burning Plasma Study - James W. Van Dam, DOE Office of Science


The Road Not Taken -- Yet - D. Whyte, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center


Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research - R.J. Hawryluk and M.C. Zarrnstoff, PPPL


Meeting 4 - ITER, France


ITER Engineering Science and Breakthroughs - Gyung-Su Lee, ITER


ITER: The Way to a New, Clean, Safe, and Near-Unlimited Energy - Bernard Bigot, ITER


ITER Project Management - Hans H. Altfeld, ITER


The Science of ITER - Tim Luce, ITER


EU DEMO Design and R&D Activities: Progress and Updates - Gianfranco Federici, EUROFusion






Public Input


Plasma Pinch (Physics World) - John E. Allen, University of Oxford


Two Comments on the NAS Interim Report on a Strategy Plan of U.S. Burning Plasma Research - Stephen E. Bodner, (Ret.) Navy Research Laboratory


Whitepaper on Proposed Strategic Element for U.S. Magnetic Fusion Research - Multiple Authors


The Advanced Tokamak Path to a Compact Fusion Power Plant - RJ Buttery et. al, General Atomics


Comments on A Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research - F.F. Chen, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles


DOE Should Strongly Support Physics Research and Technology Development for Advanced-Fuel FRCs - S.A. Cohen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Brief Words on U.S. Fusion Research - Clesio Ismerio de Oliveira, Eletrobras CGTEE


Historical Perspective on the United States Fusion Program - Stephen O. Dean, Fusion Power Associates


Essential Criteria for Fusion Power Plants - Laila El-Guebaly (UW-Madison), Ilon Joseph (LLNL), Brad Merrill (Idaho National Laboratory), Scott Hsu (LANL)


Worldwide Timelines for Fusion Energy - Laila El-Guebaly, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Stellarator Research Opportunities - National Stellarator Coordinating Committee


Summary of the Quasi-Symmetric Stellarator Program - Working Group 4 for the Austin USMFR


The High-Field Path to Practical Fusion Energy - M. Greenwald et. al, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plasma Science and Fusion Center


Fusion Research: Time to Set a New Path - Robert L. Hirsch, (Ret.) Science Applications International Corporation


Revamping Fusion Research - Robert L. Hirsch, (Ret.) Science Applications International Corporation


Whitepaper on Proposed Strategic Element for U.S. Magnetic Fusion Research: Opportunities Presented by Magneto-Inertial Fusion - Scott Hsu et al.


A Tritium Research Program in Support of Burning Plasma Science and Fusion Energy - P. W. Humrickhouse et. al, Idaho National Laboratory


The ITER Power Amplification Myth - Steven B. Krivit, New Energy Times


Harsh Environment Microwave Diagnostics for Reactor Plasmas - N.C. Luhmann, Jr et al.


Letter to the Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Committee - Shigekazu Matsuura, International Nuclear and Fusion Energy Affairs Division


Letter to Mike Mauel, Chair for Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Committee - Bruno Coppi, Ignitor Program


Collection of Documents by the University Fusion Association - sent by David A. Maurer, University Fusion Association


Burning Plasma Physics and the U.S. Strategic Plan for Magnetic Fusion Energy - Dale Mead, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Letter to the Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Committee - Matthew Reinke, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Letter to the Academy of Sciences on Fusion Review - Walter L. Sadowski, (Ret.) Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, DOE


A New Tandem Mirror Concept with High Fusion Power Gain - T.C. Simonen and R.W. Moir, LLNL, Vallecitos Molten Salt Research


White Paper on Magnetic Fusion Program - Weston M. Stacey, Georgia Institute of Technology


Be Bold: An Alternative Plan for Fusion Research - G.A. Wurden, Los Alamos National Laboratory