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DPP Executive Committee endorses FESAC FES Long Range Plan

By Michael R Brown posted 03-30-2021 10:09


From DPP Chair Michael Brown:

On December 10, 2020 the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) unanimously approved a long-range plan for the US Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences program (FES). The report, “Powering the Future: Fusion and Plasmas,” was completed on February 11, 2021 and can be viewed at This represents the culmination of a two-year development that started with the APS-DPP Community Planning Process. On behalf of the membership of APS-DPP, the Executive Committee strongly endorses this report. Like APS-DPP, the scope of FES is broad, supporting research that spans the breadth of Fusion Science and Technology, and Plasma Science and Technology. This long-range plan was developed in an inclusive manner, following recommendations from the Community Planning Process that included a diverse range of inputs from researchers spanning these disciplines. The report describes an exciting vision for the future, including preparing for a fusion pilot plant by the 2040’s, establishing world-leading experimental capabilities in high energy density plasma science, and enhancing translational research in the many technological applications of low temperature plasmas. We thank subcommittee chair Prof. Troy Carter of UCLA, the long-range planning subcommittee, FESAC, the CPP leadership, and the plasma and fusion science community at large for preparing this bold vision for the future.  ##FeaturedNews