The fusion junction
The Fusion Power Associates, based in Maryland, US, will celebrate their 30th year anniversary with a symposium in Washington D.C. in December of this year. "The Association is dedicated to providing timely information on the status of fusion development and other applications of plasma science and fusion research," says Stephen O. Dean, the man behind the association's public website: http://fusionpower.org/
Smiling for the family album at this year's annual meeting: Osamu Motojima, Director of the National Institute of Fusion Science, Japan, and recipient of the 2008 Fusion Power Associates Distinguished Career Award; John Sheffield (University of Tennessee); Tom Simonen (General Atomics, retired); Bick Hooper (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, retired); Roger Bangerter (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, retired).
Among many other links that the Association has posted on its site are the presentations from its annual meetings and the listing of award recipients dating back to 1980. Awards are presented annually for leadership, distinguished career, and excellence in fusion engineering. A calendar of fusion-related meetings and an extensive set of links to other fusion sites is also provided.
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