For Immediate Release: October 18, 2006
Contact: Marsha Mullan
Symposium on 'U.S./Japan Cooperation in Fusion
Energy Research' to Be Held at Swarthmore
A symposium on "U.S./Japan Cooperation in Fusion Energy Research" will be held at Swarthmore College on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Science Center, Cunniff Lecture Hall (Rm. 199). Presentations will be made by Professor Yasushi Ono, University of Tokyo, and Professor Loren Steinhauer, University of Washington. Swarthmore College President Al Bloom will provide a reception at 6:15 p.m. and will make welcoming remarks. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Michael Brown, associate professor of physics at Swarthmore, will act as moderator and will provide some background on fusion, why it is important, and the idea of using magnetic fields for confining hot plasma. Drs. Ono and Steinhauer will then give their perspectives of the history and status of U.S./Japan research in fusion energy as well as the history of the U.S./Japan workshops held by the American Physical Society. Important milestones of the past 20 years will be reviewed. For more information, please see http://plasma.physics.swarthmore.edu/USJapan/index.html
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