2023

10/11/23

Prof. Geiger delivers a lecture about HSX for students at Charkiw University

The Charkiw Lectures are a series of lessons introducing the stellarator concept for magnetic confinement fusion. The lectures address master and Ph.D. students with a background in general physics. Prof. Geiger contributed to this lecture series with a 90 min seminar on “Key results and future directions of the HSX stellarator”.

08/31/23

HSX successfully resumes plasma operation after a first wall reset.

 

Video of a fast-framing camera during conditioning discharges showing hot-glowing particles that are accelerated when the plasma touches the plasma vessel for the first time.

05/2023

 

HSX student Michael Gerard receives the PhD poster award of the Transport Task Force (TTF) meeting for this work on: “Progress towards optimizing the HSX stellarator for reduced microinstability and turbulence”.