Plasma Science and Fusion Center researchers discover a path to overcoming the plasma density limit in their quest for steady-state fusion.
Aug. 23, 2018 • ~8 min
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Postdoc Cristina Rea's detour into banking provides a new route back to plasma research.
July 2, 2018 • ~7 min
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MIT systems analyst receives award for his essential fusion data storage and retrieval system.
June 1, 2018 • ~6 min
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An interdepartmental collaboration brings out the music of nuclear fusion.
May 9, 2018 • ~6 min
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Postdoc Theresa Wilks finds home on the west coast, helming an MIT collaboration with the DIII-D tokamak fusion reactor.
April 9, 2018 • ~5 min
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Researchers will work with industrial collaborators to pursue fusion as a source of carbon-free power.
March 9, 2018 • ~9 min
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Goal is for research to produce a working pilot plant within 15 years.
March 9, 2018 • ~15 min
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Study finds that turbulence competes in fusion plasmas to rapidly respond to temperature perturbations.
Feb. 16, 2018 • ~8 min
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MIT senior and Marshall Scholar Nick Schwartz wants to solve the energy problem — and make people smile along the way.
Jan. 3, 2018 • ~8 min
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Theoretical analysis uncovers new mechanisms in plasma turbulence.
Dec. 1, 2017 • ~7 min
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