Fusion Day With A Slice Of Pi

I’m just a fusion supporter on Capitol Hill

What is PI (π) Day?

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14. That’s 3.14. π Pi! It’s a day to celebrate math in general, and our favorite irrational number in particular. There are many ways to celebrate Pi day. These astronauts are celebrating by lifting off at 3:14 today!

What is Fusion Day?

“Fusion Day” is an annual event coordinated by members of the fusion community. They’ve been doing this for years! At present, “Fusion Day” is a government relations event, an outreach from fusion scientists and institutions to politicians on Capitol Hill.

On this day, representatives of the various labs, universities and fusion projects make their way to our nation’s capital to visit their district’s congressional representatives, senators, and members of various committees. Not everyone goes, and not every fusion project is represented as “labs want to spend their congressional brownie points in a certain way.” There is strategy behind these meetings. Appointments are made in advance.

What can I do to be a part of Fusion Day?

There’s a lot you can do, from right where you are!

How To Contact Your Representatives:

To find out who your Senators are, go to http://senate.gov. For your Representatives, go to http://house.gov. Put your zip code into the top-right corner and you’re on your way!

In Particular, Contact the Appropriations Committee

Fusion Day participants are encouraged to contact representatives who support fusion as well as those who may be unfamiliar with, or indifferent to, fusion.

  1. Members of the House Appropriations Committee; Especially the ones on the House Energy and Water subcommittee
  2. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, especially those on the Energy and Water Subcommittee

Contact Your Alma Matter

Fusion funding doesn’t just happen at the Government level. The next time you are considering a donation to your alma mater, ask them if they have a fusion program and if you can direct your donation to that — or help them fundraise for the school and earmark the funds to that program. Steady funding of research programs beats yo yo funding and moonshots.

Other Organizations Active For Fusion

What’s your go-to organization for information on fusion energy? Some of our favorites include:

Where can I get my Fusion Day T-Shirt?

Great question! There should be an official Fusion Day T-Shirt. Fusion support T-shirts in general. Fusion Etsy shops. Who’s doing this? Do you have cool pro-fusion T-shirts? Where can we get one? We’d love to share your designs with others. There are many ways to show your love for fusion.



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