Sixty-five years ago, San Diego provided land in the “remote” Torrey Pines area to a new atomic energy research lab. Today, the fourth generation of that research, the DIII-D National Fusion Facility has 700 participants and a 200 person on-site team of skilled personnel.
Our lab is so excited about using Discord to improve remote participation in nuclear fusion experiments that we wrote a press release about it. It really works 🎮 🕹
Straight from the Office of Science, the future of fusion energy in the U.S. is a path of substantial investment and an effort to improve the inclusivity and growth of the people who do the work. Exciting times!
I had a nice pile of art from the kids’ preschool in my passenger seat, which is also where I toss my face mask while driving. It was a surprise when I went in to work yesterday and got complimented on my “pretty glitter mask.” 😄
At the end of the unpredictable year that was 2020, I was asked to return to fusion research as part of a team focused on energy production. Between the exciting DIII-D Team, and the unifying plan of the entire U.S. fusion community, I’m ready to do my part. Week one complete!
I made an office space in the room, and then he relocated his afternoon nap to the couch behind me. He even stays there when I’m on conference calls; what a good boy! 🐶