Volpe Wins 2012 Torkil Jensen Award

Francesco Volpe, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics, is the recipient of the 2012 Torkil Jensen Award.

This award, given by General Atomics Fusion Energy Research, supports Volpe's research on cancer therapy with fusion neutrons, an experimental topic outside the areas usually covered by the DIII0D experimental program.

"Torkil Jensen was an extremely productive and uniquely innovative scientist who was an internationally recognized member of the General Atomics Fusion Group from 1960 until he lost his battle with cancer in 2004. He was the main-author of more than 50 publication in a variety of peer-reviewed publications spanning a wide range of topics in plasma physics and fusion research. In addition to his outstanding scientific abilities and creativity, Torkil was known for his contagious enthusiasm and his willingness to work with younger scientists as a mentor and friend.

The Torkil Jensen Award is given in recognition for outstanding proposals for innovative experiments using the capabilities of the DIII-D National Fusion Facility. Experiments proposed in this area will be competing for two days of Director’s reserve during FY 2011 tokamak operation." - General Atomics


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