28-30 October 2019
Columbia University
America/New_York timezone
Key MHD Control Issues on the path towards a compact fusion pilot plant

Theme & Topics 

The workshop theme for this year is “Key MHD Control Issues on the path towards a compact fusion pilot plant.” This theme embraces the focus of the Community Planning Process, building on the National Academy recommendation that, “the United States should start a national program of accompanying research and technology leading to the construction of a compact pilot plant that produces electricity from fusion at the lowest possible capital cost". The key challenges that need to be addressed in the prediction, avoidance and control of MHD instabilities in order to meet this goal will be discussed. Cutting edge solutions should be proposed, with emphasis placed on collaborations necessary to facilitate rapid forward progress in these areas.

This theme does not exclude contributed talks from other relevant areas of MHD stability and control.



Date and Location

   October 28-30, 2019

   Columbia University, New York


Registration will open soon and close September 30th.


Program Committee members

  • Nikolas Logan, PPPL, USA (Program Chair)
  • Gerald Navratil, Columbia University, USA (Local Organizer)
  • Masaru Furukawa, Tottori University, Japan
  • Egemen Kolemen, Princeton University, USA
  • Sadao Masamune, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Go Matsunaga, QST, Japan
  • David Maurer, Auburn University, USA
  • Michio Okabayashi, PPPL, USA
  • Jong-Kyu Park, PPPL, USA
  • Paolo Piovesan, CNR, Italy
  • Linda Sugiyama, MIT, USA
  • Youwen Sun, ASIPP, China
  • Kiyomasa Watanabe, NIFS, Japan
Columbia University
New York, NY
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