Recent experiments at JET (Joint European Torus, Culham) showed how to spread the heat load across different tiles by moving the 'strike point' (specific divertor tiles which spread the heat)....Read more
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald, Germany, is ready for new improvements of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator facility which are needed to obtain higher heating power...Read more
W listopadzie br. chińska agencja prasowa Xinhua poinformowała, że wielki tokamak HL-2M, nazywany „sztucznym Słońcem”, ma być uruchomiony w przyszłym roku w Południowo-Zachodnim Instytucie Fizyki w Chengdu. Zakłada się, że...Read more
Tegoroczną Nagrodę Nobla z fizyki otrzymali Kanadyjczyk James Peebles oraz dwóch Szwajcarów Michel Mayor i Didier Queloz za odkrycia, które pozwoliły zrozumieć historię i budowę Wszechświata.
Połowę nagrody otrzymał James Peebles...Read more
The UK government has committed GBP220 million (USD270 million) over four years for the conceptual design of the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). The STEP programme aims to construct...Read more
Fusion for Energy (F4E) in collaboration with EUROfusion, drafted an MoU with EUROfusion for the implementation of the reorganization of the Test Blanket Module and Breeding Blanket programme. This MoU...Read more
This annual meeting was held at the headquarters of the Helmholtz Society in Berlin March 12–14, 2019. Roughly forty on-site and ten remote participants provided reports on collaborations, grouped into...Read more
The evaluation of the EU proposal 871124 - LASERLAB-EUROPE for a new EU contract for Laserlab-Europe, "Laserlab-5" is completed and the EC has just announced the result. The proposal reached...Read more
The new EUROfusion experimental campaign at the Joint European Torus (JET) located at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), UK started earlier this week. (...)
In the present JET campaign,...Read more
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the launch of INFUSE, a program created to encourage partnerships in fusion research between industry and DOE national laboratories.
The Innovation Network for...Read more
When it comes to the kinds of technology needed to contain a sun, there are currently just two horses in the race. Neither is what you'd call 'petite'.
An earlier form...Read more
The future of the world’s largest operational fusion research facility has been secured with a new contract signed between the UK and the European Commission.
A contract extension for the world’s...Read more
The Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament, chaired by German MEP Ingeborg Graessle, organized a public hearing on the added value of EU funding on 21 January 2019. The...Read more
Over 100 million degrees.
Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), nicknamed Chinese artificial sun, has achieved over 100 million degrees electron temperature in the core plasma in its 2018 four-month-long experiment campaign.
W październiku 2018 roku Nagrodę Nobla z fizyki otrzymali Arthur Ashkin oraz Gérard Mourou i Donna Strickland za badania w zakresie optyki wykorzystujące w przełomowy sposób światło generowane laserem.
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Who would turn down an invitation to “fly to Mars” if representatives from ESA, NASA and Poland’s Space Industry Association acted as the captains on board? Imagine if your co-passengers...Read more
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to...Read more
The plasma experiments in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald have now been resumed after a 15-month conversion break. The ex
The scientist in charge of Europe’s drive to harness a revolutionary new form of energy has accused Theresa May of risking its development by putting up a “new political wall”...Read more
Nuclear fusion is the process that powers the sun, but closer to home scientists are trying to develop fusion reactors that could provide immense amounts of energy. These reactors are...Read more
The fusion world directed its applause to the east earlier this month as the Kazakh tokamak KTM started operations with a first plasma discharge.
"We are happy to report that the...Read more
The ITER Organization has officially welcomed the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NNC-RK) as a new technical collaborator.
On Sunday 11 June, a Cooperation Agreement was signed by...Read more
The world's most sophisticated superconducting magnet is made in Europe. It is 14 m high, 9 m wide and weighs 110 tonnes—as much as Boeing 747! This is the first...Read more
On April 21, the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning of South Korea released its third five-year plan for the development of nuclear fusion energy.
The South Korean government enacted...Read more
The team of engineers from F4E, ASG and CNIM, working in Europe’s industrial facility on the ITER site, and their colleagues in ASIPP, the Institute of Plasma Physics of China’s...Read more