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Meetings

  • 19th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    11 Sep - 12 Sep, 2017
    Princeton, US
  • 32nd Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    18 Sep - 20 Sep, 2017
    Helsinki, Finland
  • 19th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    18 Sep - 20 Sep, 2017
    Helsinki, Finland
  • 30th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    09 Oct - 11 Oct, 2017
    Barcelona, Spain
  • 19th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    16 Oct - 19 Oct, 2017
    Frascati, Italy
  • 33rd Diagnostics TG Meeting
    16 Oct - 20 Oct, 2017
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 8th ITPA CC/CTP Meeting
    07 Nov - 09 Nov, 2017
    ITER Organization, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 8th CTP Ex Com Meeting
    09 Nov - 09 Nov, 2017
    ITER Organization, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 25th Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    30 Jan - 02 Feb, 2018
    Chengdu, China
Scope

In order to develop the physics basis for ITER operation, the Pedestal and Edge Physics Topical Group shall coordinate pedestal plasma physics research: initiate collaborative research activities among international fusion research establishments to improve the understanding of pedestal physics, with a focus on the key questions for ITER; develop, maintain and analyze the international pedestal databases, assessing the implications for ITER; and carry out theory and modelling, integrated with experimental activity, to advance scientific knowledge and so reduce uncertainties in predictions for fusion devices, such as ITER. Based on these activities, the Topical Group shall make recommendations for the physics research areas and methodologies to address key remaining questions for pedestal fusion research. Since the region treated by the Pedestal and Edge Physics Topical Group is the boundary between the core and the Scrape-Off-Layer (SOL)/divertor regions, and the topic has implications for ITER diagnostics, as well as overlaps with magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), the group shall seek to benefit from collaborative activities with the other Topical Groups.
Tasks

The primary tasks of the Pedestal and Edge Physics Topical Group are to:

  • Improve our understanding of pedestal and edge physics:
    • The H-mode transition mechanism and edge pedestal structure including the impact of external controls
    • The origin, dynamics and control of edge localized modes (ELMs), including accessibility to the small ELM regimes and their relevance for ITER
    • The interplay between core, SOL and pedestal, including the impact of pedestal phenomena (pedestal structure, ELMs, etc) on the core and SOL (core confinement, heat and particle flows, etc)
  • Identify self-consistent solutions for the pedestal of ITER:
    • Operating regimes for ITER with pedestal properties compatible with the required core confinement and power and particle exhaust requirements

China

Gao Xiang
Xu Guosheng
Yan Longwen
Shi Zhongbin
Wang Lu
Lan Tao

EU

Becoulet Marina
Beurskens Marc
Hirsch Matthias (Stell. Rep)
Kirk Andrew C.
Liang Yunfeng
Sartori Roberta
Suttrop Wolfgang
Wilson Howard

India

Bisai Nirmal Kumar
Kaw Predhiman
Singh Raghvendra
Banerjee Santanu

Japan

Aiba Nobuyuki
Kamiya Kensaku
Morisaki Tomohiro
Nakashima Yousuke
Oyama Naoyuki
Urano Hajime (Dep. Chair)
Suzuki Yasuhiro

Korea

Jeong Seung Ho
Ko Won Ha
Seo Seong-Heon
Yoon Si Woo

Russia

Askinazi Leonid

USA

Chang Choong-Seock
Fenstermacher Max
Hughes Jerry
Maingi Rajesh (Chair)
Pankin Alexei
Snyder Philip
Xu Xueqiao

ITER

Huijsmans Guido (ITER Dep. Chair)
  • Ahn Joon-Wook (US)
  • Callen James (US)
  • Drake James F (US)
  • Gohil Punit (US)
  • Hubbard Amanda (US)
  • Kim Jin-Yong (KO)
  • Loarte Alberto (IO)
  • Masuzaki Suguru (JA)
  • Mizuguchi Naoki (JA)
  • Nazikian Raffi (US)
  • Okamura Shoichi (JA)
  • Pacher Horst (EU)
  • Ryu Chang-Mo (KO)
  • Schmitz Oliver (EU)
  • Sunn Pedersen Thomas (US)
  • Wade Mickey (US)
  • Yoshida Maiko (JA)
  • Futatani Shimpei (IO)
  • Ferraro Nathaniel (US)
  • Giroud Carine (EU)
  • Hassam Adil (US)
  • Shaing Kerchung (US)
  • Labit Benoit (EU)
  • Viezzer Eleonora (EU)
  • Leconte Michael (KO)
  • Alper Barry (EU)
  • Canik John (US)
  • Dudson Ben (EU)
  • Goldston Robert (US)
  • Ida Katsumi (JA)
  • Kritz Arnold (US)
  • Lonnroth Johnny (EU)
  • Matsuura Hiroto (JA)
  • Mizuuchi Tohru (JA)
  • Neu Rudolf (EU)
  • Osborne Tom (US)
  • Parail Vassili (EU)
  • Saibene Gabriella (EU)
  • Shimada Michiya (JA)
  • Thomsen Knud (EU)
  • Watanabe Fumitake (JA)
  • Zagorski Roman (EU)
  • Ma Yunxing (US)
  • Zhu Ping (US)
  • Baylor Larry (US)
  • Pamela Stanislas (EU)
  • Liu Feng (IO)
  • Dunne Mike (EU)
  • Frassinetti Lorenzo (EU)
  • Orain Francois (EU)
  • Biewer Ted M (US)
  • Chung Jin-Il (KO)
  • Eich Thomas (EU)
  • Groebner Richard (US)
  • Jeon Young-Mu (KO)
  • Lang Peter (EU)
  • Maggi Costanza (EU)
  • Meyer Hendrik (EU)
  • Morita Shigeru (JA)
  • Nunes Isabel (EU)
  • Osipenko Marina (RF)
  • Roach Colin (EU)
  • Sakamoto Yoshiteru (JA)
  • Solano Emilia (EU)
  • Toi Kazuo (JA)
  • Wolfrum Elisabeth (EU)
  • Zakharov Leonid (US)
  • Mordijck Saskia (US)
  • Liu Zixi (CN)
  • Faustin Jonathan (EU)
  • Coda Stefano (EU)
  • Hoelzl Matthias (EU)
  • Pshenov Andrey (RF)
  • Bortolon Alessandro (US)
  • Cahyna Pavel (EU)
  • De la luna Elena (EU)
  • Evans Todd (US)
  • Huang Yuan (CN)
  • Kaye Stanley (US)
  • Ling Bili (CN)
  • Martin Yves (EU)
  • Minami Takashi (JA)
  • Moyer Rick (US)
  • Ohyabu Nobuyoshi (JA)
  • Pacher Guenther (EU)
  • Rognlien Thomas (US)
  • Saxena Yogesh (IN)
  • Soldatov Sergey (EU)
  • Unterberg Bernhard (EU)
  • Yatsu Kiyoshi (JA)
  • Zhou Yan (CN)
  • Diallo Ahmed (US)
  • Sugiyama Linda (US)
  • Smith Sterling (US)
  • Paz-Soldan Carlos (US)
  • Orlov Dmitri (US)
  • Hillesheim Jon (EU)
  • Lunsford Robert (US)