The International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA
) Central Committee has appointed DIFFER group leader Dr. Jonathan Citrin
as chair of its topical group on Transport and Confinement starting 1 January 2018. The ITPA is an international framework organised by ITER
for coordinating fusion research activities of the highest priority for preparing the broad physics basis needed for ITER design and operation. Members of the ITPA groups are chosen by each ITER party as representative top experts of their sub-fields. In the coming 2 years, Citrin will facilitate the group collaboration for updating the Physics Basis for ITER, a once-a-decade review of the status of the field.