Hutch Neilson to Receive IEEE Award
September 21, 2020
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory physicist George “Hutch” Neilson
will receive the 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’
(IEEE) Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Merit Award for decades
of achievements, including his contributions to plasma physics research
and for overseeing projects in collaboration with fusion experiments
around the world from the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator in Germany
to the international ITER experiment in the south of France.
The award, which recognizes “outstanding technical contributions to the
field of nuclear and plasma sciences,” will be given to Neilson at the
2021 Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE) conference May 31 to June 4,
which will likely be postponed or virtual. The honor includes a $5,000 award.
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