Monthly Archives: February 2012

Science Magazine -Bigger Contribution to ITER Erodes Domestic Fusion Program

On Feb. 24, Science Magazine published an article entitled, “Bigger Contribution to ITER Erodes Domestic Fusion Program,” explaining the impact of the DOE’s budget recommendation for FY13 on the domestic fusion program.  The article outlines the destructive effect of increasing … Continue reading

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ScienceLive – Alcator’s Greenwald discusses cuts on webcast

On Feb. 23,  Martin Greenwald, a senior research scientist on Alcator C-mod, and Michael Zarnstorff, deputy director of research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory answered questions from the public about fusion in a live web-chat moderated by Daniel Clery.  … Continue reading

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American Security Project deplores cuts to fusion program.

The American Security Project CEO BGen Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.) deplores the proposed cuts to the domestic program. The statement:  “We here at the American Security Project are shocked and appalled that the Administration’s budget for the Department of … Continue reading

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Science Insider – At DOE, Body blows to Fusion..

Science Insider breaks down the recently proposed science budget for FY13.  In particular they point out the areas with large cuts, including the cut to Alcator C-Mod and the domestic fusion program. Excerpt from the article by Adrian Cho: … … Continue reading

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Proposed budget released. Slashes domestic fusion funding.

The President’s FY13 budget request was released on Feb 13th, 2012.  The proposed budget severly cuts support for domestic fusion research.  Although the budget stays relatively flat for the entire fusion program, 45 million dollars are shifted from the domestic … Continue reading

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