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Chapter: Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits

MEETING 1: JUNE 5-6, 2017

Keck Center of the National Academies, Washington, D.C

June 5, 2017

CLOSED SESSION
9:00 a.m. Discussion
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Discussion
OPEN SESSION
1:45 Reconvene
2:00 Perspective from DOE Fusion Energy Sciences, Ed Synakowski, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
3:00 Break
3:15 Perspectives from Capitol Hill, Adam Rosenberg and Emily Domenech, House Science, Space, and Technology
4:00 Perspectives from the U.S. Burning Plasma Organization, Chuck Greenfield, General Atomics, and Amanda Hubbard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
5:00 Open Public Comments
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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CLOSED SESSION
6:30 Committee Dinner
8:30 Adjourn for the Day

June 6, 2017

CLOSED SESSION

This day is held entirely in closed session.

MEETING 2: AUGUST 29-31, 2017

Beckman Center of the National Academies, Irvine, California

August 29, 2017

CLOSED SESSION
9:00 a.m. Committee Discussion
OPEN SESSION
9:30 Perspectives from the U.S. ITER Project, Ned Sauthoff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Perspectives from the ITER Organization, Bernard Bigot, Director General, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)
10:30 Break
11:00 Perspective on Fusion Energy Strategy, Stewart Prager, Princeton University
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Perspective on Fusion Energy Strategy, Tony Taylor, General Atomics
2:00 Perspectives from University Fusion Associates, David Maurer, Auburn University
3:00 Break
3:30 Perspectives from the Virtual Laboratory for Technology, Phil Ferguson, ORNL
4:30 Public Comments
CLOSED SESSION
5:00 Discussion
OPEN SESSION
6:30 Dinner
8:30 Adjourn for the Day
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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August 30, 2017

CLOSED SESSION
8:30 a.m. Committee Discussion
6:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

August 31, 2017

CLOSED SESSION
8:30 a.m. Committee Discussion
2:00 p.m. Adjourn

MEETING 3: DECEMBER 15-16, 2017

Omni Austin Downtown, Austin, Texas

December 15, 2017

OPEN SESSION
8:00 a.m. U.S. Magnetic Fusion Research Strategic Directions Workshop
10:30 Break
12:30 p.m. Workshop Concludes

December 16, 2017

CLOSED SESSION
8:00 a.m. Committee Discussion
12:30 p.m. Working Lunch
OPEN SESSION
1:30 Reception of the Interim Report, Jim Van Dam, DOE/FES
2:15 Path Forward for Fusion, Dennis Whyte, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center
3:00 Princeton Lab Update, Richard Hawryluk, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
3:45 Public Discussion
4:30 Break
CLOSED SESSION
5:00 Discussion
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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OPEN SESSION
7:00 Dinner
9:00 Adjourn for the Day

MEETING 4: FEBRUARY 1-2, 2018

ITER, St. Paul Lez Durance, France

February 1, 2018

OPEN SESSION
9:00 a.m. Welcome from ITER Organization, Bernard Bigot, Director-General
9:15 Opening Remarks, Introductions, and Discussion of Agenda, Michael Mauel and Melvyn Shochet, Study Committee Co-Chairs
9:30 Foundation of the EUROfusion Consortium, Sibylle Guenter, Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik
10:30 Break
11:00 Strategic Plan of the European Fusion Consortium, Tony Donné, EUROfusion
12:00 p.m. Lunch and General Discussion
1:30 European DEMO Design Activities, Gianfranco Federici, EUROfusion
2:30 Break
3:00 Overview of ITER Project and International Organization, Bernard Bigot
4:00 The Science of ITER, Tim Luce, Head of Science and Operations, ITER
5:00 General Discussion
6:00 Break and Depart for Dinner
7:00 Committee Dinner
9:00 Adjourn for the Day

February 2, 2018

OPEN SESSION
9:00 a.m. Tour of ITER Worksite, Bernard Bigot, Director-General, ITER
10:30 Break
10:45 ITER Engineering Science and Breakthroughs, Gyung-Su Lee, Deputy Director-General, ITER
11:45 Lunch
1:15 p.m. Project Management, Hans-Henrich Altfeld, Head of Project Control Office, ITER
2:15 Summary and Conclusion, Bernard Bigot, Director-General, ITER
2:30 Break
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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CLOSED SESSION
3:00 Committee Discussion
4:00 Adjourn

MEETING 5: FEBRUARY 26-28, 2018

General Atomics, San Diego, California

February 26, 2018

OPEN SESSION
9:00 a.m. Welcome from General Atomics (GA) and Discussion of Agenda
9:15 Research Plans of the DIII-D National Team, Richard Buttery, GA
10:15 Vision for Fusion Research at General Atomics, Dave Hill, GA
11:15 Break
11:30 Strategic Elements/Approaches of the U.S. Fusion Program, Mickey Wade, GA
12:15 p.m. Lunch and General Discussion
1:30 Japanese Fusion Energy Strategy, Yuichi Ogawa, University of Tokyo
2:30 Republic of Korea Fusion Energy Strategy, Yong-Seok Hwang, Seoul National University
3:30 Break
4:00 Break and Depart for Tour of DIII-D Facility
6:30 Working Dinner
8:00 Adjourn for the Day

February 27, 2018

CLOSED SESSION
8:30 a.m. Committee Discussion
10:00 Break
10:15 Committee Discussion
12:00 p.m. Lunch

February 28, 2018

CLOSED SESSION
8:00 a.m. Committee Discussion
OPEN SESSION
9:00 Tour of Magnet Technology Center
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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CLOSED SESSION
11:00 Committee Discussion
12:00 p.m. Working Committee Lunch
1:00 Committee Discussion
3:00 Adjourn

MEETING 6: APRIL 11-13, 2018

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey

April 11, 2018

OPEN SESSION
9:00 a.m. Welcome from PPPL and Discussion of Agenda
9:15 Overview Vision of PPPL in Long-Term Fusion Strategy, Mike Zarnstorff, PPPL
9:45 Options and Strategies towards Fusion Net-Electricity, Jon Menard, PPPL
10:30 NSTX-U Research and Operation Plan, Stefan Gerhardt, PPPL
11:15 Break
11:30 Advanced Scientific Computing Strategy for Fusion, Amitava Bhattacharjee, PPPL
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 Trying for Upside Potential in Controlling Fusion, Nat Fisch, PPPL
CLOSED SESSION
1:30 Committee Discussion
OPEN SESSION
6:30 Committee Working Dinner
8:00 Adjourn for the Day

April 12, 2018

CLOSED SESSION
8:30 a.m. Committee Discussion
OPEN SESSION
1:00 p.m. High-Field Development Strategy for Fusion, Martin Greenwald, MIT
1:45 Investor-MIT Partnership for Fusion Development, Bob Mumgaard, Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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2:15 Strategic Prospects for HTS Magnets for Fusion, Soren Prestemon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
3:00 Break
3:15 Plasma-Materials and Divertor Options for Fusion, Juergen Rapp, ORNL
4:00 Liquid Metal Technology Strategy for Fusion, Mike Jaworski, PPPL
4:45 Public Comment
CLOSED SESSION
5:00 Committee Discussion
OPEN SESSION
6:00 Tour of NSTX-U and PPPL Laboratory
7:30 Adjourn for the Day
The committee met entirely in closed session on April 13.

MEETING 7: JUNE 12-14, 2018

Keck Center of the National Academies, Washington DC

June 12, 2018

CLOSED SESSION
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Discussion of Agenda, Co-Chairs Mike Mauel and Mel Shocket
9:15 Current Summary of Findings and Recommendations
10:15 Break
10:30 High-Level Discussion: Does the Draft Reflect Our Findings and Recommendations?
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Review of Chapter 2
2:30 Break
2:45 Review of Chapter 3
4:15 Review of Chapter 4
5:45 Break for Dinner
6:30 Committee Working Dinner
8:00 Adjourn for the Day
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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June 13, 2018

CLOSED SESSION
8:30 a.m. Review of Chapter 6
10:15 Break
10:30 Review of Summary
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Second Review of Findings and Recommendations
2:30 Break
2:45 Second Discussion
4:15 Further Discussion: What Needs To Be Drafted?
5:45 Adjourn for the day

June 14, 2018

CLOSED SESSION
9:00 a.m. High-Level Discussion: Summary and Thoughts
10:30 Break
11:00 Discussion: Further Assignments and Schedule
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Wrap Up/Continued Discussion of Next Steps
2:00 Adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agendas from Committee Meetings and Site Visits." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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Fusion offers the prospect of virtually unlimited energy. The United States and many nations around the world have made enormous progress toward achieving fusion energy. With ITER scheduled to go online within a decade and demonstrate controlled fusion ten years later, now is the right time for the United States to develop plans to benefit from its investment in burning plasma research and take steps to develop fusion electricity for the nation’s future energy needs. At the request of the Department of Energy, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a committee to develop a strategic plan for U.S. fusion research. The final report’s two main recommendations are: (1) The United States should remain an ITER partner as the most cost-effective way to gain experience with a burning plasma at the scale of a power plant. (2) 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.

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