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Meetings

  • 41st MHD, Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    28 Mar - 31 Mar, 2023
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 41st Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    24 Apr - 28 Apr, 2023
    Daejeon, Korea
  • 30th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    25 Apr - 28 Apr, 2023
    Madison, WI, US
  • 43rd Diagnostics TG Meeting
    22 May - 25 May, 2023
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 33rd Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    06 Jun - 09 Jun, 2023
    Oak Ridge, TN, US
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

Dunne Mike
Frassinetti Lorenzo
Jakubowski Marcin (Stell. Rep)
Kirk Andrew C.
Maget Patrick
Maggi Costanza
Merle Antoine
Vianello Nicola

India

Bandyopadhyay Mainak
Chandra Debasis

Japan

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

Korea

In Yongkyoon (Dep. Chair)
Jeong Seung Ho
Ko Won Ha
Seo Seong-Heon
Yoon Si Woo

Russia

Askinazi Leonid

USA

Fenstermacher Max (Chair)
Hager Robert
Hinson Edward
Hughes Jerry
Paz-Soldan Carlos
Snyder Philip
Xu Xueqiao

ITER

Huijsmans Guido (ITER Dep. Chair)
  • Ahn Joon-Wook (US)
  • Banerjee Santanu (US)
  • Barada Kshitish (US)
  • Biewer Ted M (US)
  • Canik John (US)
  • Drake James F (US)
  • Ernst Daren (US)
  • Ferraro Nathaniel (US)
  • Futatani Shimpei (IO)
  • Goldston Robert (US)
  • Hubbard Amanda (US)
  • Kim Jin-Yong (KO)
  • Kim Sunhee (IO)
  • Laggner Florian (US)
  • Leconte Michael (KO)
  • Lee Jaehyun (KO)
  • Ling Bili (CN)
  • Masuzaki Suguru (JA)
  • Mizuguchi Naoki (JA)
  • Neu Rudolf (EU)
  • Osborne Tom (US)
  • Rognlien Thomas (US)
  • Sartori Roberta (EU)
  • Shaing Kerchung (US)
  • Smith Sterling (US)
  • Sunn Pedersen Thomas (US)
  • Viezzer Eleonora (EU)
  • Wilson Howard (EU)
  • Alper Barry (EU)
  • Bisai Nirmal Kumar (IN)
  • Burrell Keith (US)
  • Chang Choong-Seock (US)
  • Eich Thomas (EU)
  • Giroud Carine (EU)
  • Groebner Richard (US)
  • Hassam Adil (US)
  • Ida Katsumi (JA)
  • Knolker Mathias (US)
  • Koechl Florian (EU)
  • Kritz Arnold (US)
  • Labit Benoit (EU)
  • Leuthold Nils (US)
  • Liu Feng (IO)
  • Loarte Alberto (IO)
  • Ma Yunxing (US)
  • Matsuura Hiroto (JA)
  • Minami Takashi (JA)
  • Nazikian Raffi (US)
  • Orain Francois (EU)
  • Parail Vassili (EU)
  • Ryu Chang-Mo (KO)
  • Saxena Yogesh (IN)
  • Suttrop Wolfgang (EU)
  • Wolfrum Elisabeth (EU)
  • Yan Zheng (US)
  • Zhu Ping (US)
  • Ashourvan Arash (US)
  • Baylor Larry (US)
  • Becoulet Marina (EU)
  • Bortolon Alessandro (US)
  • Cahyna Pavel (EU)
  • Chen Xi (US)
  • Chung Jin-Il (KO)
  • Coda Stefano (EU)
  • Dudson Ben (US)
  • Hirsch Matthias (EU)
  • Hoelzl Matthias (EU)
  • Jeon Young-Mu (KO)
  • Lang Peter (EU)
  • Maingi Rajesh (US)
  • Meyer Hendrik (EU)
  • Mordijck Saskia (US)
  • Morita Shigeru (JA)
  • Nunes Isabel (EU)
  • Pankin Alexei (US)
  • Pshenov Andrey (RF)
  • Saarelma Samuli (EU)
  • Saibene Gabriella (EU)
  • Schmitz Oliver (US)
  • Sugiyama Linda (US)
  • Thomsen Knud (EU)
  • Wang Huiqian (US)
  • Yatsu Kiyoshi (JA)
  • Beurskens Marc (EU)
  • Callen James (US)
  • De la luna Elena (EU)
  • Diallo Ahmed (US)
  • Faustin Jonathan (EU)
  • Gohil Punit (US)
  • Hillesheim Jon (EU)
  • Hu Qiming (US)
  • Huang Yuan (CN)
  • Kaye Stanley (US)
  • Liang Yunfeng (EU)
  • Liu Zixi (CN)
  • Lunsford Robert (US)
  • Martin Yves (EU)
  • Mizuuchi Tohru (JA)
  • Moyer Rick (US)
  • Okamura Shoichi (JA)
  • Orlov Dmitri (US)
  • Pamela Stanislas (EU)
  • Rhodes Terry (US)
  • Roach Colin (EU)
  • Sakamoto Yoshiteru (JA)
  • Solano Emilia (EU)
  • Unterberg Bernhard (EU)
  • Wilks Theresa (US)
  • Yoshida Maiko (JA)
  • Zhong Wulyu (CN)