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Meetings

  • 31st MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    05 Mar - 09 Mar, 2018
    Naka, Japan
  • 33rd Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    04 Apr - 06 Apr, 2018
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • 20th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    09 Apr - 11 Apr, 2018
    Daejeon, Korea
  • 20th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    09 Apr - 12 Apr, 2018
    Daejeon, Korea
  • 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
  • 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
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

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)
  • Cahyna Pavel (EU)
  • Coda Stefano (EU)
  • De la luna Elena (EU)
  • Diallo Ahmed (US)
  • Evans Todd (US)
  • Faustin Jonathan (EU)
  • Hillesheim Jon (EU)
  • Hirsch Matthias (EU)
  • Hoelzl Matthias (EU)
  • Jeon Young-Mu (KO)
  • Lang Peter (EU)
  • 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)
  • Drake James F (US)
  • Ferraro Nathaniel (US)
  • Futatani Shimpei (IO)
  • Gohil Punit (US)
  • Huang Yuan (CN)
  • Kaye Stanley (US)
  • Kim Sunhee (IO)
  • Leconte Michael (KO)
  • Ling Bili (CN)
  • Masuzaki Suguru (JA)
  • Mizuguchi Naoki (JA)
  • Nazikian Raffi (US)
  • Orlov Dmitri (US)
  • Osborne Tom (US)
  • 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)
  • Canik John (US)
  • Dudson Ben (EU)
  • Frassinetti Lorenzo (EU)
  • Giroud Carine (EU)
  • Goldston Robert (US)
  • Hassam Adil (US)
  • Hubbard Amanda (US)
  • Kim Jin-Yong (KO)
  • Labit Benoit (EU)
  • Loarte Alberto (IO)
  • Ma Yunxing (US)
  • Matsuura Hiroto (JA)
  • Mizuuchi Tohru (JA)
  • Neu Rudolf (EU)
  • Orain Francois (EU)
  • Pacher Horst (EU)
  • 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)
  • Chung Jin-Il (KO)
  • Eich Thomas (EU)
  • Groebner Richard (US)
  • Ida Katsumi (JA)
  • Kritz Arnold (US)
  • Liu Zixi (CN)
  • Liu Feng (IO)
  • Maggi Costanza (EU)
  • 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)