PSFC Postdoc Cristina Rea is developing a database to centralize information about disruptions in C-Mod, DIII-D and other tokamaks around the world. Through machine learning techniques to model and predict the progress of distruptions Rea hopes to find ways to mitigate the problem.
Mechanical design and fabrication specialist Rick Leccacorvi was honored with a 2018 Infinite Mile Award on May 23. His work designing experimental apparatus for physicists and students at the PSFC has received continued enthusiastic appreciation from his peers.
Creely is using data from the Alcator C-Mod tokamak to validate simulations of fusion plasmas that could provide researchers with confidence that their simulations will accurately predict what will happen in a working fusion deviceand influence the design of future machines.