WHAT: A Congressional Research & Development
Caucus briefing, "ITER Fusion Energy Experiment:
Bringing a Sun to Earth"
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room
WHEN: Thursday, 18 September, noon to 1:30
p.m. (lunch provided)
SPEAKERS: Dr. Ned Sauthoff, director, U.S.
ITER project, Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National
Laboratory. Sauthoff is an IEEE Fellow and
served as IEEE-USA president in 2001.
Rush Holt (D-N.J.) and Rep. Judy Biggert
(R-Ill.), congressional R&D Caucus co-chairs,
are scheduled to make opening remarks.
SPONSORS: IEEE-USA and the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
WHY ATTEND: To learn more about the United
States' contribution to ITER, a full-scale
international experimental device that aims to
demonstrate the scientific and technological
feasibility of fusion energy. ITER will be
assembled in France from parts made in the
United States and other ITER partner countries,
and is expected to be ready for operation in
Fusion, the process that powers the sun, could
be an option to provide future generations with
a clean, safe energy source that has a virtually
unlimited supply of fuel. Fusion releases energy
by fusing or joining light nuclei. In first
generation fusion reactors, hydrogen will be
converted into helium.
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