Fellow Fusion Organizations
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Fusion Organization Tracking Strategy
Our strategy for “fusion organization tracking” is guided by the need to develop a “Fusion Philanthropy App” akin to the “Fusion Investor App”, which is in turn related to the Fusion Experiment Tracker as well as the “fast track peer review” idea.
The logic, data and programming that will go into making one of these apps will be relevant to the others. In all cases, we need to think about some end uses before we start gathering information from (with!) our fellow fusion organizations.
Fusion Philanthropy App
Consider the Fusion Philanthropy App. This app will revolve around projects, which are (quite naturally) connected to organizations.
Imagine a potential fusion philanthropist, wondering what fusion project to support. One person may want to support research, one education, one his/her alma mater. The one that wants to support research may want to base this on type (basic science, experimental device, etc.)
Many will be starting with a vague sense that it might be something they’d like to do, but they will have a lot of doubts.
Then, someone tells them about the Fusion Philanthropy App. They download it, and up pops all kinds of information about fusion organizations and the work they are (and would like to be) doing.
The philanthropist’s vague interest in fusion solidifies as the case for fusion (and specific ways to have an impact) resolves before their eyes. They start to truly see how the projects are interrelated, where the gaps are, how their support affects one project as well as the whole endeavor. Friendly rivalries can be leveraged (folks from different alma maters racing to raise more money for their universities fusion program). There are many ways to dice data and make it useful.
These folks need access to information. We thus plan to integrate information about organizations with information about experiments. It all starts with the groups doing the work. Do you represent any of the fusion organizations and websites listed below? Join us in the forums to discuss ways of going about this. Some things to discuss:
- Specific types of information you think should be included about an organization;
- actions you would like people to take on an app.
- Types of widgets, logos or rss feeds that would be good to include.
Does this sound like something you would like to see? Donate early and donate often to speed up the work of the Fusion Energy League and get involved to make the work more transparent and open sourced.
List of Fusion Organizations and Websites
- Fusion Support and Advocacy Organizations
- Fusion Power Associates (FPA)
- American Security Project (ASP)
- Fusion Future – MIT Alcator-C-Mod site
- Focus Fusion Society (FFS)
- University Fusion Associates (UFA)
- The ICC group – Innovative Confinement Concepts.
- Coalition for Plasma Science
- The FIRE Place
- The-Future via Ellis Katz
- Other Fusion Organizations (National Labs, Companies, University Programs, Outreach and Education)
Fusion Support and Advocacy Organizations
The FPA is a research and educational foundation located in Washington, DC. It provides information on fusion projects and policy, issues a newsletter, holds annual management level technical symposia. FPA has been a great source of information, feedback and insight for us. Membership Organization. Staff is small (1.5 people), no growth plans (?). FPA is at capacity with its present functions.
ASP’s Fusion 2020 project communicates fusion issues to policymakers and strives to make fusion funding a key centerpiece of policy. ASP promotes expansion of fusion program (see ASP white paper), making strong case in terms of American security needs and exceptionalism.
This site was launched in February 2012 in response to the President’s FY2013 budget cuts of the Alcator C-Mod program. Vital and active in opposing the budget cuts, with focus on restoring the MIT program.
Members of the UFA are professional and student researchers in educational institutions throughout the United States. They communicate via email (the website is not very active). University fusion program funding has been eroding steadily, well before FY2013. UFA as an organization has a budget less than $20K.
Website links to workshops on Innovative Confinement Concepts. This is a catch all category for “everything else” – all the alternative fusion ideas. The site here is for the workshop held last year. Note: the ICC’s have changed their name to “Exploratory Plasma Research”. This isn’t so much a formal organization as a loose association of alternatives. This group also has a budget less than $20K for outreach.
A nonprofit fusion advocacy group that promotes aneutronic (advanced fuel) fusion with particular attention to the dense plasma focus device. Supportive of other fusion alternatives, its resources and the attention of its members mostly revolves around its central device. Has the expectation of short term success (the Dense Plasma Focus is expected to achieve fusion soon).
CPS is a group of institutions, organizations, and companies joining forces to increase awareness and understanding of plasma science and its many applications and benefits for society. Promotes plasma in general, not just fusion (fusion science is a sub-division of plasma science). Provides educational materials. Attends school events. Has a modest budget.
A great place to find the latest fusion news and a lot more.
http://www.the-future.elliskatz.net/ - A web site on the Future of Fusion Energy, prepared by retired Aerospace Executive/Engineer (North American Aviation/Boeing). Your comments appreciated.
Thanks to Fusion Power Associates for this compilation of other fusion websites. Most of the sites here correspond to National Labs, Companies, University Programs, Outreach and Education. We want to go through the list and classify each accordingly. Also, we would like to cross reference the site to specific types of research conducted, and otherwise integrate this information with the Fusion Experiment Tracker. Survey pending. Please donate to speed up the process!
- American Nuclear Society - Fusion Energy Division
- American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics
- Argonne National Laboratory - Fusion Power Program
- Asociacion EURATOM - CIEMAT para Fusion (Spain)
- Boeing Aerospace High Energy Systems
- Burning Plasma Organization (U.S.)
- Cadarache: A European Site for ITER
- California Institute of Technology Plasma Page
- Centre for Research on Plasma Physics (Switzerland)
- Coalition for Plasma Science
- Columbia University
- Contemporary Physics Education Project for Fusion
- Culham Laboratory
- DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
- DOE Office of Inertial Fusion and the NIF
- DOE Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB)
- Directory of Plasma Conferences (IEEE)
- Eastlund Scientific Enterprises Corp. (ESEC)
- Ecole Polytechnique Intense Laser Lab (France)
- D. V. Efremov Inst. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
- Electro-Technical Laboratory (ETL) (Japan)
- EMC2 Fusion Development Corporation
- European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA)
- Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (Italy)
- Fusion Educational Page
- Fusion Energy League
- Fusion Facilities and Personnel Directory
- Fusion Future
- Fusion Ignition Research Experiment (FIRE)
- Fusion Meetings Calendar
- Fusion Power Associates - Fusion Program Notes
- General Atomics - Main Page
- General Atomics - Educational Page
- General Atomics - ICF Target Group
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- GSI Darmstadt - Main Page
- GSI Darmstadt - Atomic Physics
- GSI Darmstadt - Petawatt Laser
- Heavy Ion Fusion VNL at LBNL
- Heavy Ion Fusion News
- High Average Power Laser (HAPL) Program (US)
- Imperial College (England)
- Innovation Services, Inc.
- Instituto Gas Ionizzati (Padua, Italy)
- Institute of Nuclear Fusion (Madrid, Spain)
- Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany)
- Institute for Plasma Physics (Czech Rebuplic)
- Institute for Plasma Physics (Garching, Germany)
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- IAEA Nuclear Information System
- IAEA World Survey of Fusion Activities
- Ioffe Institute High Temperature Plasma Lab
- ITER - International Site
- ITER - India Site
- ITER - Europe Site
- ITER - Korea Site
- ITER - U.S. Site
- JAERI (Japan)
- Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
- Japan Tokamak - JT60
- Joint European Torus - JET (England)
- Journal of Fusion Energy
- KfA - Juelich (Germany)
- Korean National Fusion Research Institute
- Lab for ICF, Frascati (Italy)
- Lab for Physics of Gases and Plasmas (France)
- Lab for Plasma Physics - Royal Military Inst. (Belgium)
- Large Helical Device Project (Japan)
- Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - Heavy Ion Fusion
- LLNL Inertial Confinement Fusion
- Lawrence Livermore National Lab - LIFE Fusion-Fission Project
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Laser Science and Tech
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - NIF
- Lodestar, Inc.
- Los Alamos National Laboratory - Fusion Energy
- MIT Department of Nuclear Engineering
- Macfusion.org (John WIllis)
- MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center
- Max-Planck-Inst for Quantum Optics (Germany)
- Max-Planck Inst. for Quantum Optics Theory Group
- National Energy Research Super Computer Center
- National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan)
- NRC Plasma Science Committee
- National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX)
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Fusion Energy Division
- Osaka University, Institute of Laser Engineering (Japan)
- Oxford University High Power Laser Group
- Plasma Materials Test Facility (Sandia)
- Plasma Quebec
- Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
- Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Central Laser Facility
- Queens University Plasma and Laser Interaction Physics
- Sandia Nat’l Lab - Inertial Confinement Fusion
- Sandia Nat’l Lab - Materials Test Facility
- Snowmass - 1999
- Snowmass - 2002
- Stellarator News
- U. S. Naval Research Lab - Laser Plasma Branch
- U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division
- University Fusion Association
- University of California at Berkeley
- University of California at Irvine
- University of California at Los Angeles
- UC at San Diego - Fusion Energy Research Program
- UC at San Diego - Fusion Power Plant Studies
- UC at San Diego, Physics Dept., Plasma Research
- UC at San Diego - PISCES Program
- University of Maryland - Theory
- University of Maryland - Experimental
- University of Maryland - MCX
- University of Rochester - Laboratory for Laser Energetics
- University of Rochester - Fusion Science Center
- University of Texas
- University of Washington
- University of West Virginia
- University of Wisconsin - Research Programs in Plasmas and Fusion Technology
- Virtual Laboratory for Technology (USA)
- Weizmann Institute (Israel)
- Woodruff Scientific, Inc.