Interview with Stephen O. Dean (Fusion Power Associates)

Discuss fusion-related developments, personalities, and events. Explore how we got to where we are today.

Moderators: tonybarry, MSimon

TimTruett
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 6:26 pm
Location: Washington DC metro area

Interview with Stephen O. Dean (Fusion Power Associates)

Postby TimTruett » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:50 pm

An interview with Stephen O. Dean is available at the links below. Dr. Dean has a fusion advocacy organization called Fusion Power Associates. He has the perspective obtained from 50 years in fusion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXE-oWugfiA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6CTWzdU19E

TimTruett
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 6:26 pm
Location: Washington DC metro area

Re: Interview with Stephen O. Dean (Fusion Power Associates)

Postby TimTruett » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:11 pm

Of particular interest to me was the "fusion never" graph in Part 1 of the interview. Dean explains how simply keeping a program going does not necessarily make progress towards the actual goal.

mattman
Posts: 456
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 11:14 pm

Re: Interview with Stephen O. Dean (Fusion Power Associates)

Postby mattman » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:56 pm

Tim,

Fusion Power associates has remained in the background of the fusion research world for a long time. They have done allot to push ICF and the tokamaks. In the late 70's and early 80's they helped push the magnetic mirror program. They act as a bridge between washington and the labs where the work is done, like NRL, LLNL, SNL, LANL, Universities, ect...

NIF seems to be pushing to their new plan forward of systematically trying to find ignition. I do not know how FPA feels about the polywell. In the past, they have taken a dim view of inertial electrostatic fusion.

crowberry
Posts: 445
Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:34 am

Re: Interview with Stephen O. Dean (Fusion Power Associates)

Postby crowberry » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:33 pm

TimTruett wrote:An interview with Stephen O. Dean is available at the links below. Dr. Dean has a fusion advocacy organization called Fusion Power Associates. He has the perspective obtained from 50 years in fusion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXE-oWugfiA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6CTWzdU19E


Actually there is one video of both parts which is about 26 min long:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrRQj9VH ... e=youtu.be

Stephen O. Deans book "Search for the Ultimate Energy Source: A History of the U.S. Fusion Energy Program" was released in January 2013. I have not read it, but it looks interesting.
http://www.amazon.com/Search-Ultimate-E ... 735&sr=8-1
Has anyone here read it?

crowberry
Posts: 445
Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:34 am

Re: Interview with Stephen O. Dean (Fusion Power Associates)

Postby crowberry » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:00 am

Stephen O Deans latest book has been reviewed by Robert Margolis under the title "A saga on nuclear fusion from an eyewitness" at
http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/03/06/a- ... yewitness/

crowberry
Posts: 445
Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:34 am

Re: Interview with Stephen O. Dean (Fusion Power Associates)

Postby crowberry » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:36 pm

There is another review of Stephen O. Deans book in Fusion Science and Technology
http://www.ans.org/pubs/journals/fst/v_66:3. The review is by Laila El-Guebaly and is a bit more than one page long http://www.ans.org/pubs/journals/download/a_36225.


Return to “History”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests