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

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

Postby crowberry » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:43 pm

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.

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

Postby Skipjack » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:41 pm

Always ITER and Los Alamos.
No one from the MIT and the UW?!

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

Postby crowberry » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:00 am

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

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

Postby crowberry » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:45 pm

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

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

Postby ladajo » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:25 pm

Thanks for posting, good document from Hsu. Unfortunately, it may be too little, too late.
The development of atomic power, though it could confer unimaginable blessings on mankind, is something that is dreaded by the owners of coal mines and oil wells. (Hazlitt)
What I want to do is to look up C. . . . I call him the Forgotten Man. (Sumner)

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

Postby Skipjack » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:51 pm

Small fusion efforts are completely ignored in the US. The representatives in the house are as incompetent as they are stupid.


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