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CS Chang to Speak on State of Fusion Research at NERSC

June 12, 2024

By Elizabeth Ball

CS Chang

CS Chang is a fusion researcher at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and a longtime NERSC user.

NERSC was founded in 1974 to support nuclear fusion research – and on June 24, the NERSC@50 seminar series returns to those roots as Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory researcher CS Chang presents on his work and the state of fusion research at NERSC. Join the seminar on Monday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. PDT on Zoom (passcode 189822).

In addition to being a longtime NERSC user, CS Chang is the lead PI of the multi-institutional multi-disciplinary US SciDAC Partnership Center for High-fidelity Boundary Plasma Simulation, headquartered at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). He is also the co-lead PI of the US Exascale Computing Project Whole-Device Modeling Application and the PPPL PI of the ECP Co-Design of Particle Applications. He holds the position of Managing Principal Research Physicist at PPPL and is a Sits-with-Committee member of the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering.

Chang is currently engaged in extreme-scale supercomputing research activities, including exascale computing, on multiscale turbulent self-organization and transport physics in magnetically confinement plasma. He has served on numerous national and international advisory and executive committees and headed the US DOE Office of Fusion Energy and Science and Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research Exascale Requirement Review and Report.

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NERSC serves almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.