Hamilton Colloquium Series, Steve Cowley, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, "Driving Down the Cost of Fusion Power Through Technical Innovation"

Thu, Dec 5, 2019, 4:00 pm

The National Academy has recently called for the US to adopt a strategy to produce fusion electricity from a compact pilot plant by mid-century. This approach requires innovations in technology (e.g. magnet systems and power handling systems) and innovations in physics. I will introduce the key issues that challenge the current program and recent theoretical and experimental progress. I will also discuss research at PPPL to develop optimal three dimensional magnetic configurations and low cost engineering solutions for their realization.

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