Understanding the turbulence in plasmas
April 29, 2013New experiments in a tokamak fusion reactor reveal details of a cooling process, potentially bringing practical fusion closer.
Undergraduate contributes to fusion reactor advancement
February 4, 2013Jake Jurewicz, a nuclear science and engineering-physics double major, received a fellowship to develop new simulation and visualization software at the National Fusion Facility in California.
Undergraduate Winters presents winning poster at APS annual meeting
November 6, 2012Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering junior wins one of three poster awards.
MIT fusion science students advocate for fusion funding with Congress
June 22, 2012
Sen. Kerry tours Alcator C-Mod tokamak
March 20, 2012Project is at risk of being terminated due to proposed federal budget cuts.
Mysterious electron acceleration explained
February 27, 2012Computer simulation identifies source of aurora-causing high-speed electrons in space
Parker recognized for outstanding career contributions to fusion development
December 21, 2011Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering professor emeritus honored by Fusion Power Associates.
The new NSE strategy
November 29, 2011Strengthens core, opens boundaries; seeks better integration of technical and societal issues.
A step toward fusion power
December 2, 2010MIT advance could help remove contaminants that slow fusion reactions, and may bring practical fusion power plants a bit closer to reality.
Levitating magnet brings space physics to fusion
January 25, 2010Tests on a machine that mimics a planet’s magnetic field show that it may offer an ‘alternative path’ to taming nuclear fusion for power generation.
Porkolab to receive Maxwell Prize
October 23, 2009Prof. Miklos Porkolab will receive the Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics on November 4, during a meeting of the American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics.
PSFC collaborates on new Plasma Surface Interactions Center
October 13, 2009The Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) has partnered with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the University of California, Berkeley to create a new center for the study of Plasma Surface Interactions (PSI).