The Department of Physics and Astronomy present a Colloquium by Professor Herbet L. Berk
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Cavalry CGWA Conference Room
The Yearn to Burn and Plasma Research in Controlled Fusion
The ITER project is an international collaboration of many nations of many nations that have established advanced and even emerging technologies in their societies. The project aim is to develop nuclear fusion as an energy source thatcan be the long term solution to society's energy needs. The project is centered in Cadarache, France (near Marseilles). It is scheduled
to begin experiments at the end of this decade on the ITER tokamak, now under constructions. This talk we describe the basic physics issues that support the fusion concept and explain why the tokamak concept has been chosen as the vehicle to achieve controlled fusion. Basic questions and research directions to support the development of fusion in ITER and in general, will be discussed as well.