It used to be difficult to pick out the most exciting thing going on in fusion research, but then our colleagues at MIT made it very easy!

The President’s proposed budget for the Department of Energy in 2019 removes 168 full time Ph.D.’s from the fusion research program (page number 178). This 22% reduction is about 4 people from every hallway at our lab. This is a proposed budget 😧

In the year 2 A.C. (After Children), I finally got back to being able to run 10 miles. It was a very slow run 🐢

Just received a report in which the referee commented that I need to add a citation to one of my previous papers. For some reason, I feel like that is an incredible compliment.

Articles like this Forbes piece work against fusion research. The takeaway is “they said it will work soon,” but then 2025 passes with no fusion reactors and it implies the science remains entirely unknown. I would support articles about fusion parvenus that said, “we’re in our infancy, but the science is neat.”

I sat next to Freeman Dyson during lunch today and he asked me about the state of fusion energy research. 😆

Consider how well you demonstrate empathy, then watch this Cleveland Clinic video about Empathy (4 min.), and then notice how you feel that your level of empathy has increased.

Our toddler successfully opened a door for the first time this weekend. What she really opened, however, was a whole new world of worry for me.