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Sen. Whitehouse visits Alcator C-Mod Tokamak

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island (right), accompanied (right to left) by MIT alumnus Reinier Beeuwkes and PSFC Associate Director Martin Greenwald, listens to Alcator C-Mod Project Head Earl Marmar discuss the importance of fusion research at MIT.
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U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island (right), accompanied (right to left) by MIT alumnus Reinier Beeuwkes and PSFC Associate Director Martin Greenwald, listens to Alcator C-Mod Project Head Earl Marmar discuss the importance of fusion research at MIT.
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Photo: Mary Pat McNally
Birds-eye view of Alcator C-Mod.
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Birds-eye view of Alcator C-Mod.
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Photo: PSFC

On Oct. 26, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island visited MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center for a tour of the Alcator C-Mod facility. Led by PSFC Associate Director Martin Greenwald and Alcator Project Head Earl Marmar, the senator was briefed for about 90 minutes on MIT’s research program in fusion energy. 

The senator has a keen interest in clean energy and environmental issues and is a member of the Senate budget committee. Sen. Whitehouse was accompanied by MIT alumnus Reiner Beeukwkes ’67 and former Massachusetts Congressman Chet Atkins, who facilitated the tour.

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