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Meetings

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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
Lan Tao
Shi Zhongbin
Wang Lu
Xu Guosheng
Yan Longwen

EU

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

India

Bandyopadhyay Mainak
Banerjee Santanu
Chandra Debasis

Japan

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

Korea

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

Russia

Askinazi Leonid

USA

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

ITER

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