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April 20 House Hearing on the U.S. fusion program

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:43 pm
by crowberry
The Energy Subcommittee of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing on the U.S. fusion program on Wednesday, April 20 at 10 am in room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

Scheduled witnesses are ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Director Stewart Prager, and Los Alamos scientist Scott Hsu.


For streaming links see the Fusion Power Associates web page at http://aries.pppl.gov/FPA/fpn16-11.shtml.

Re: April 20 House Hearing on the U.S. fusion program

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:41 pm
by Skipjack
Always ITER and Los Alamos.
No one from the MIT and the UW?!

Re: April 20 House Hearing on the U.S. fusion program

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:00 am
by crowberry
Dr. Scott Hsu wrote a testimony attached to the hearing site, which has good recommendations on how to restore funding to innovative or alternative fusion concepts:
http://democrats.science.house.gov/sites/democrats.science.house.gov/files/documents/Hsu_written_testimony.pdf

Re: April 20 House Hearing on the U.S. fusion program

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:45 pm
by crowberry
Adrian Cho has written a summary of the hearing on the U.S. fusion program for Science
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/iter-leader-faces-tough-questions-even-relatively-supportive-us-house-panel

Re: April 20 House Hearing on the U.S. fusion program

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:25 pm
by ladajo
Thanks for posting, good document from Hsu. Unfortunately, it may be too little, too late.

Re: April 20 House Hearing on the U.S. fusion program

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:51 pm
by Skipjack
Small fusion efforts are completely ignored in the US. The representatives in the house are as incompetent as they are stupid.