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Visit of researchers from the IPPLM at the construction site of the ITER tokamak

21-06-2024

Recently, IPPLM Professor Agata Chomiczewska and Dr. Natalia Wendler have taken part in the international conference Plasma Surface Interaction in Controlled Fusion Devices PSI-26 in Marseille, during which they presented...

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IPPLM at the "Science for Society" Congress

19-06-2024

IPPLM at the "Science for Society" Congress

On June 9-10, 2024, the 2nd Congress "Science for Society" was held in the Great Hall of the Warsaw University of Technology under the slogan "This is how science in...

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Two NCN research projects go to IPPLM researchers

17-06-2024

Two NCN research projects go to IPPLM researchers

Two projects, which were on the reserve list in the OPUS 25 and Preludium 22 competitions, submitted by IPPLM employees received funding. Financing additional research projects in competitions was possible thanks...

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Visit the IPPLM stand at the Science Picnic on 15 June in Warsaw!

12-06-2024

Visit the IPPLM stand at the Science Picnic on 15 June in Warsaw!

The next edition of the Science Picnic will take place on Saturday, 15 June 2024, at PGE Narodowy in Warsaw. The theme of the event: Unbelievable! At the stand of the...

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Invitation to the 2nd edition of the 'Science for Society' Congress with the participation of the IPPLM

05-06-2024

Invitation to the 2nd edition of the 'Science for Society' Congress with the participation of the IPPLM

The 2nd 'Science for Society' Congress will be held on 9-10 June 2024 at the Warsaw University of Technology. The event is held under the honorary patronage of the Minister...

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Dr. Hellmut Schmidt has passed away

11-05-2024

Dr. Hellmut Schmidt has passed away

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of our friend Dr. Hellmut Schmidt (1935-2024). Our first contact with Hellmut Schmidt was during the period of his activity...

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20 years of the Polish involvement in European nuclear fusion research - the open day at the IPPLM

06-05-2024

20 years of the Polish involvement in European nuclear fusion research - the open day at the IPPLM

On the occasion of the Open Days of European Funds organized as part of the celebration of Poland's 20th anniversary in the European Union, we invite you to visit the...

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Groundbreaking achievement in nuclear fusion research

08-02-2024

Groundbreaking achievement in nuclear fusion research

The Joint European Torus (JET), one of the world’s largest and most powerful fusion machines, has demonstrated the ability to reliably generate fusion energy, whilst simultaneously setting a world-record in...

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A breakthrough achievement in nuclear fusion research – announcement of the results

07-02-2024

Researchers from the EUROfusion consortium, including Polish ones from the Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (IPPLM), have recently completed successful experiments at JET (Joint European Torus) tokamak, the...

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JET delivers final plasma

24-01-2024

JET delivers final plasma

The last series of experiments ended on the JET (Joint European Torus) tokamak, 40 years after its launch. On 25 June 1983, the first plasma was obtained on this device, four...

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Register your participation in the 17th edition of the Kudowa Summer School "Towards Fusion Energy"!

05-12-2023

Register your participation in the 17th edition of the Kudowa Summer School "Towards Fusion Energy"!

We invite you to participate in the 17th edition of the Summer School of Plasma Physics organized by the Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion. The event will take...

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Joint European Torus successfully tests new solutions for future fusion power plants

23-11-2023

Joint European Torus successfully tests new solutions for future fusion power plants

EUROfusion announces the successful completion of its third and final deuterium-tritium experimental campaign (DTE3) at the Joint European Torus fusion device (JET). The experiments explored fusion processes and control techniques...

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IPPLM researchers among the winners of the NCN MINIATURA 7 competition

15-11-2023

IPPLM researchers among the winners of the NCN MINIATURA 7 competition

Dr. Agnieszka Zaraś-Szydłowska from the Department of Laser Plasma Physics and Applications and Dr. Tomasz Fornal from the Department of Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Spectroscopy received NCN grants under the...

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IPPLM becomes a partner of the European Innovation Council

30-10-2023

IPPLM becomes a partner of the European Innovation Council

The Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion has become a partner of the European Innovation Council (EIC). The EIC was established under Horizon Europe to support breakthrough innovation. EIC...

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First observation of how fusion keeps itself hot boosts confidence in ITER and future fusion power plants

16-10-2023

First observation of how fusion keeps itself hot boosts confidence in ITER and future fusion power plants

Researchers from the EUROfusion consortium announced scientific results from their record-breaking experimental campaign at the Joint European Torus (JET) fusion facility in 2021. These results, announced at the 29th IAEA...

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"Science is a journey into the future" – the 27th edition of the Science Festival is already behind us

04-10-2023

"Science is a journey into the future" – the 27th edition of the Science Festival is already behind us

"Science is a journey into the future" - this is the slogan of the 27th edition of the Science Festival in Warsaw on 15-29 September 2023. As part of the Festival,...

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IPPLM organizes PLASMA 2023 – International Conference on Research and Applications of Plasmas

27-09-2023

IPPLM organizes PLASMA 2023 – International Conference on Research and Applications of Plasmas

On 18-22 September 2023, the international scientific conference PLASMA 2023 on plasma research and applications was held in Warsaw. The event was organized by the Institute of Plasma Physics and...

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Feel invited to participate in an open plenary session on groundbreaking achievements in the field of nuclear fusion

11-08-2023

Feel invited to participate in an open plenary session on groundbreaking achievements in the field of nuclear fusion

Sylwester Kaliski Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (IPPLM) invites you all to participate in an open plenary session devoted to groundbreaking achievements in the field of nuclear fusion. The...

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It's been 40 years since the first plasma on the JET tokamak was produced

28-06-2023

It's been 40 years since the first plasma on the JET tokamak was produced

On Sunday, 25 June 2023, 40 years have passed since the first plasma was produced at the JET (Joint European Torus) tokamak located in Culham near Oxford, UK. It is...

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ELI-ERIC panel with a member from the IPPLM research community

27-06-2023

ELI-ERIC panel with a member from the IPPLM research community

Dr. Katarzyna Batani from the Department of Laser Plasma Physics and Applications at the IPPLM became a member of the panel of reviewers in the field of Plasma physics of...

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Join the Congress "Science for Society"

31-05-2023

Join the Congress "Science for Society"

On June 3-5, 2023, the Congress "Science for Society" will be held at the Warsaw University of Technology. During the event, the achievements of Polish research units, educational centres and...

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The next edition of the Science Picnic on 27 May in Warsaw!

24-05-2023

The next edition of the Science Picnic on 27 May in Warsaw!

The next edition of the Science Picnic will take place on Saturday, 27 May, 2023, at PGE Narodowy in Warsaw. Scientific revolutions are the theme of the event. At the stand...

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IPPLM researcher among members of the Beam Plasma and Inertial Fusion Council of the European Physical Society

16-05-2023

Dr. Piotr Rączka from the IPPLM Department of Laser Plasma Physics and Applications became a member of the Beam Plasma and Inertial Fusion (BP&IF) Council at the European Physical Society...

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Almost PLN 7 million for the IPPLM to support international projects in 2022

26-04-2023

In 2022, the Ministry of Education and Science awarded the Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion almost PLN 7 million for projects covered by the 'International Co-Financed Projects' programme. In...

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ICDMP Workshop

29-12-2022

ICDMP Workshop

On 17 and 18 December 2022, the International Centre for Dense Magnetised Plasmas (ICDMP) organised the International Workshop and Expert Meeting on Dense Magnetised Plasmas 2022 in a remote format,...

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ITER Council Presents Updated Project Baseline

21-06-2024

ITER Council Presents Updated Project Baseline

The ITER Council convened this week for its 34th meeting, where nearly 100 attendees reviewed significant updates to the project baseline. The proposed changes aim to optimize the overall project...

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Europe and Japan celebrate breakthrough in paving the way for fusion energy

01-12-2023

Europe and Japan celebrate breakthrough in paving the way for fusion energy

The prospect of harnessing fusion energy is closer. The successful operation of JT-60SA, the most powerful experimental device to date, built by Europe and Japan, is a landmark achievement for...

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First plasma was successfully generated at JT-60SA

26-10-2023

First plasma was successfully generated at JT-60SA

A momentous achievement in the field of nuclear fusion has been accomplished by a collaborative team of engineers from Europe and Japan. They have successfully generated tokamak plasma for the...

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023

03-10-2023

Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier are the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics. It was awarded "for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for...

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US Lab Replicates Fusion Ignition Breakthrough

08-08-2023

The US National Ignition Facility (NIF) has achieved fusion ignition once again, building on its landmark 2022 success. This achievement, powered by hydrogen within a diamond capsule, signifies a major...

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New Programme Manager Elect announced by EUROfusion

20-07-2023

Professor Ambrogio Fasoli became the new EUROfusion Programme Manager Elect. The decision was made by EUROfusion General Assembly at the meeting on 18 July 2023. His tenure will officially commence...

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EUROfusion stands in solidarity with research in Ukraine

24-02-2023

EUROfusion stands in solidarity with research in Ukraine

Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the EUROfusion consortium stands in solidarity with our Ukrainian member and research colleagues. EUROfusion remains committed to supporting...

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Eight-minute production of plasma with gigajoule energy turnover at Wendelstein 7-X

23-02-2023

Eight-minute production of plasma with gigajoule energy turnover at Wendelstein 7-X

Another target has been achieved only recently by the W7-X researchers, namely they managed to acquire an energy turnover of 1.3 gigajoules in the device, which is 17 times higher...

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022

04-10-2022

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022

Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger are the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics. It was awarded “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of...

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New experiments for fusion energy record breaker JET

27-09-2022

New experiments for fusion energy record breaker JET

A new wave of fusion energy experiments on UK Atomic Energy Authority’s record-breaking Joint European Torus (JET) started this month. EUROfusion researchers are using the famous JET machine to conduct a...

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ITER appoints new Director-General

21-09-2022

Pietro Barabaschi has become the next Director-General of the ITER Organization as a result of the unanimous choice of the Council from among finalist candidates. In the transition period Dr....

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Starting power plant design

07-07-2022

Starting power plant design

At a livestreamed Horizon EUROfusion event in Brussels on 5 July 2022, EUROfusion celebrated the start of conceptual design activities for Europe's first demonstration fusion power plant DEMO. This first-of-a-kind...

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Celebration of achieving a crucial assembly milestone in the ITER Project

17-05-2022

Celebration of achieving a crucial assembly milestone in the ITER Project

This month, we have witnessed the successful lifting and lowering into the machine well of the first sub-section of the ITER plasma chamber. The weight of the component is the...

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Burning plasma achieved in inertial fusion at the National Ignition Facility

15-02-2022

Obtaining a burning plasma is a critical step towards self-sustaining fusion energy. A burning plasma is one in which the fusion reactions themselves are the primary source of heating in...

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Historic milestone reached by JET scientists

20-01-2022

Historic milestone reached by JET scientists

Iconic fusion energy machine JET – which reaches controlled temperatures 10 times hotter than the core of the sun – completed its 100,000th live pulse last night. Weighing 2,800 tonnes, the...

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Horizon Europe Grant Agreement signed

20-12-2021

Horizon Europe Grant Agreement signed

15 December 2021 saw the EUROfusion consortium signing the Grant Agreement under Horizon Europe, the European Framework Programme from 2021 – 2027, in an aim to launch comprehensive R&D approach...

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Exhibition brings fusion power to the people of Marseille

25-10-2021

Exhibition brings fusion power to the people of Marseille

The European research consortium EUROfusion presents a game-based exhibition blending art, science and technology to explore fusion energy and get visitors' input on how fusion could fit into society. Fusion, Power...

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National Ignition Facility experiment puts researchers at threshold of fusion ignition

16-08-2021

National Ignition Facility experiment puts researchers at threshold of fusion ignition

On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) made a significant step toward ignition, achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules...

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"Chinese artificial sun" proves to be the hottest

01-06-2021

It turned possible for the Chinese scientists from Hefei to achieve a plasma temperature of 120 million degrees Celsius for 101 seconds. Thus they set a new world record about...

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A solution provided by the UK experimental results at MAST

31-05-2021

A solution provided by the UK experimental results at MAST

The exhaust system proved commercially effective for fusion power plants thanks to the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s new MAST Upgrade experiment at CCFE. Culham scientists performing testing applied the Super-X system...

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Precision under the microscope for plasma impurity behaviour study

02-04-2021

How to track impurities such as titanium, iron, nickel, copper or tungsten migrating throughout fusion plasmas? It is possible that tiny hand-made pellets manage to perform this task. The study...

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ASDEX Upgrade celebrating its 30 anniversary of generating plasma

29-03-2021

ASDEX Upgrade celebrating its 30 anniversary of generating plasma

30 years ago, on 21 March 1991, the ASDEX Upgrade experimental device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Germany generated its first plasma. The main aim of...

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Completion of the first phase of WEST operation

22-03-2021

Completion of the first phase of WEST operation

The WEST experimental campaign which took place between the 27th of November and the 27th of January 2021 proved successful with testing of a significant number of ITER-like Plasma Facing...

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Full design toroidal field reported successfully reached by JT-60SA

03-03-2021

Full design toroidal field reported successfully reached by JT-60SA

The scientific world can boast about efficient energizing of the toroidal field magnet, which made it possible to attain its full magnetic field. Plasma inside the vessel will be generated...

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Prototype of another ITER divertor proves successful thanks to efforts of the European team

10-02-2021

The team of engineers from the Research Instruments (RI), Germany, has successfully completed the ITER Inner-Vertical Target (IVT) prototype’s engineering phase. The very complex component was produced no matter how...

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Research projects carried out at the IPPLM are funded by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science, the National Science Centre and by the European Commission within the framework of EUROfusion Consortium under grant agreement No 633053. Financial support comes also from the International Atomic Energy Agency, European Space Agency and LaserLab Consortium as well as from the Fusion for Energy Agency.

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