General Atomics Energy Group Statement on the Passing of ITER Director-General, Dr. Bernard Bigot

May 16, 2022 - Today, Dr. Anantha Krishnan, Senior Vice President of the General Atomics Energy Group, Dr. Wayne Solomon, Vice President for Magnetic Confinement Fusion, and John Smith, Senior Director of Engineering and Projects issued the following statement following the passing of Dr. Bernard Bigot, Director-General of the ITER Organization:

“Dr. Bigot was a visionary leader, who dedicated his life to the pursuit of clean energy for all humankind. Under his steady leadership as the Director General, the ITER Organization was transformed, and the world witnessed what is possible through true international collaboration – bringing us closer to realizing the promise of fusion energy than ever before. We join with so many others in honoring his life and legacy as one of the global fusion community’s strongest and most respected advocates. We offer our deepest condolences to Dr. Bigot’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

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