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Meetings

  • 34th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    23 Apr - 26 Apr, 2018
    San Diego, CA, USA
  • 20th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    23 May - 25 May, 2018
    St Paul-lez-Durance, France
  • 21st Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    17 Sep - 20 Sep, 2018
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 32nd MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    01 Oct - 03 Oct, 2018
    Napoli, Italy
  • 21st Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    29 Oct - 31 Oct, 2018
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 34th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    29 Oct - 31 Oct, 2018
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
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

EU

Becoulet Marina
Beurskens Marc
Dunne Mike
Jakubowski Marcin
Kirk Andrew C.
Liang Yunfeng
Merle Antoine
Saarelma Samuli

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

Canik John
Chang Choong-Seock
Fenstermacher Max (Dep. Chair)
Hughes Jerry
Osborne Tom
Snyder Philip
Xu Xueqiao

ITER

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