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Wiring for the massive alternator, housed in an adjoining building, which provides power to the tokamak during experiments. The alternator, which was donated to the laboratory by Con Edison in 1978 is hooked up to a 75-ton flywheel and provides a peak power of more than 100 megawatts during experiments.
Bobby B. Ren
Maksim Stepanenko ’12 throws a head kick while competing in the Men’s B Team division at the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference.
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This coaxial cable carries several megawatts of radio frequency power into the tokamak to heat the plasma inside at the ion-cyclotron resonance frequency.
PHOTO by donna coveney courtesy of david kaiser
Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society and Senior Lecturer of Physics David Kaiser
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Noel Hollingsworth ’12, the team’s center, takes a shot against a stumbling RPI defender.
tom gearty
William Tashman ’13 holds his own against the Warhawks during MIT’s Final Four game.
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The tokamak’s lower current hybrid drive, which supplements the main current with over a megawatt of microwave power, sits behind a safety fence.
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Roza Tesfaye, the power electronics engineer at Alcator, works at her station in the control room.
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Coach Larry Anderson, the most successful coach in MIT history, gives a pep talk to his best team yet during a timeout. This year MIT Basketball had a historically high placing finish at the National Championships.
photos by eduardo sverdlin-lisker PHOTOILLUSTRATION BY JESSICA L. WASS­­­ —THE TECH
tom gearty
Paul E. Dawson ’15 drives down the court in MIT’s historic Final Four game against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks.
Tom gearty
Noel Hollingsworth ’12 defends his possession of the ball against a Warhawk during the Final Four game.
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Rows of computer monitors and a massive screen on the rear wall in the control room display crucial data about the tokamak system.
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The neutral beam accelerator at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center’s Alcator C-Mod tokamak. The laboratory, centered around the tokamak, or magnetically confined nuclear fusion device, faces significant cuts under the 2013 presidential budget request. The accelerator fires neutral particles into the plasma, resulting in an X-ray emission that can be used to visualize the plasma within and study its behavior.
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Several of the scientists and engineers who help operate Alcator C-Mod pose for a photograph in the main control room.
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Mitchell H. Kates ’13 plays a tight defense against RPI earlier this season.
Lori brake
Colleen T. Rock ’14 has been a member of the U.S. Women’s National Sled Hockey Team for over eight years.
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A cramped port that grants access into the innards of the tokamak for repairs and routine maintenance glows brightly.
photo courtesy of nancy rose
Professor of Economics Nancy Lin Rose PhD ’85
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Professor of Computer Science Leslie Pack Kaelbling
Photo courtesy of Dominick reuter, MIT news office
Associate Professor of History William Broadhead
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Emily R. Su ’12 performs “Variations on a Shaker Melody” at the MIT Wind Ensemble concert last Saturday evening, March 17.
Tami m. forrester Meryem T. Ok ’15 (center) plays “Variations on a Hungarian Folksong.” The MIT Symphony Orchestra performed this piece as well as others at their concert last Friday evening, March 16.
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Two-time World Ten-Dance champions Iveta Lukosiute and Gherman Mustuc perform a professional showcase on Saturday, March 17 in Rockwell Cage. The showcase was part of the MIT Open Ballroom Dance Competition held this weekend, on March 17 and 18.