Agenda

Schedule

Overview

This workshop will be virtual. A kickoff meeting (12 noon Eastern Time February 9, 2022) will be followed by a series of smaller breakout discussions, then a final meeting in May. Participants can expect to commit <40 hours in total.

Connection instructions will be sent to all registered participants in advance of the kickoff meeting.

Based on the charge, the workshop format is structured to answer this list of Discussion Group Questions.

Roles

Participants
Participate in Kickoff, Regroup, and Final Meetings, Topical Breakout Discussions, and Mixed Breakout Discussions. You can also get involved by submitting White Papers or Comments.

Discussion Leaders
We will appoint discussion leaders for the Topical and Mixed Groups. Discussion leaders will coordinate meetings, guide groups to answer questions related to the workshop charge, read & ensure relevant white papers are incorporated into discussions, and ensure that results of group discussions are communicated with co-chairs.

Scribes
Each discussion meeting should have a scribe. Scribes will record notes and summaries from group discussions in a shared document.

Chairs (Chuck Greenfield & Cami Collins)
The workshop chairs will gather input from breakout discussions and summarize the results of the workshop in a report that will be submitted to DOE FES. At our final meeting, the community will have the opportunity to review, discuss, and help to improve a draft of that report.

Kickoff Meeting

Feb. 9, 12 PM - 5 PM ET

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(accessible only by registered participants)

  • Workshop overview

  • Introduction of charge/discussion questions

  • Plenary talks

Topical Breakout Discussion

Zoom Meetings during week of Feb. 14 & Week of Feb. 28
(
meeting times organized by discussion leaders)

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(accessible only by registered participants)

  1. Discussion group leaders will organize (nominally 2) zoom meetings.

  2. Topical Groups will address Discussion Group Questions Q1 & Q2, focusing on technical aspects from the point of view of their topical area.

  3. Scribes will record notes in the Discussion Group Notes shared google drive.

  4. After each breakout discussion, a group representative (discussion lead, scribe, or other) will be asked to meet with the workshop chairs to share the main results of the discussions.

Topical Groups are organized as:

  • Plasma Material Interactions (includes first wall materials, heat & particle loads)

  • Divertor/Scrape-off Layer

  • Edge Localized Modes (includes control or avoidance)

  • Disruption Mitigation

  • Scenarios, Stability, & Control

  • Transport & Confinement (includes H-mode access, impurity transport, rotation)

  • Energetic Particles

  • Diagnostics (includes fusion nuclear environment plasma diagnostics & sensors)

  • Modeling & Simulation

  • Technology & Integrations
    (includes magnets, heating & current drive (such as Electron & Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating sources & transmission), b
    lanket, tritium, and fueling systems, auxiliary systems & controls (such as tokamak cooling water system, vacuum auxiliary systems, electrical network), data acquisition, integrated plasma core and plant control, remote maintenance, licensing)

  • Workforce Development

White Papers

Due Feb 11 or March 25

We invite community input in the form of white papers that respond to the charge for this workshop. Papers will be used in discussion groups and contribute to the workshop report .

We are hoping to receive (hopefully a small number of) white papers that work towards building multi-institutional consensus on how a US ITER research program should be organized. These papers would provide a starting point for discussion groups in March.

Regroup Meeting

Mar. 16, 1:30 PM ET

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(accessible only by registered participants)
Videos going over the slides are linked below...

  • Intro to debrief of topical breakout discussions

    • Plasma Material Interactions (Q1, Q2)

    • Divertor/Scrape-off Layer (Q1, Q2)

    • Edge Localized Modes (Q1, Q2)

    • Disruption Mitigation (Q1, Q2)

    • Scenarios, Stability, & Control (Q1, Q2)

    • Transport & Confinement (Q1, Q2)

    • Energetic Particles (Q1, Q2)

    • Diagnostics (Q1, Q2)

    • Modeling & Simulation (Q1, Q2)

    • Technology & Integrations (Q1, Q2)

  • Workforce Development

  • Next Steps

Phase 2 Kickoff

Wednesday 23, 12:30 - 5:15 PM ET

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(accessible only by registered participants)

Mixed Breakout Discussion

March - April
(meeting times TBD)

(CLICK HERE TO SEE BREAKOUT GROUPS ASSIGNMENTS AND SCHEDULE)

  1. Thank you to those who filled out the scheduling form. We have tried to assign you to a group/meeting time that fits your schedule. Participants who did not fill out the form were assigned randomly. Discussion groups are a mix of topical expertise.

  2. Discussion group leaders will send out meeting connection information for nominally 3 recurring meetings to address Discussion Group Questions on organizational aspects of US ITER Research:
    Week of March 28....
    (Q3)
    Week of April 11....
    (Q4)
    Week of April 25....
    (Q5 + Q6)

  3. Scribes will record notes in the Discussion Group Notes shared google drive.

  4. After each breakout discussion, a group representative (discussion lead, scribe, or other) will be asked to meet with the workshop chairs to share the main results of the discussions.

Draft Report

~May

  • Workshop chairs will post a draft report based on community input and discussions.


Final Meeting

To Be Announced

  • Presentations & evaluation of draft report