We have recently seen the launch of the MAST Upgrade tokamak which produced the first plasma (the video is available on YouTube). This brings us closed to obtain safe low-carbon...Czytaj więcej
Similarly to the cycle of nature, winter is coming also in the field of science. Namely, the cool down of the 140 tons superconducting Toroidal Field magnet has started under...Czytaj więcej
A new Cooperation Agreement between the international ITER fusion project, the Italian Consorzio RFX and EUROfusion will allow European researchers from eight countries to join the Neutral Beam Test Facility...Czytaj więcej
Ten years after the start of construction in August 2010, ITER marked a new chapter in its long history. This historic moment was witnesses by distinguished guests, including French President...Czytaj więcej
In the recent newsletter published on the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics website you can learn more about the preparation of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator for the next experimental...Czytaj więcej
The JT-60SA assembly was completed at the end of March 2020. This device, located at the National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology at Naka in Japan, will...Czytaj więcej
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)....Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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,...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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.
Do Arthura...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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...Czytaj więcej
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”...Czytaj więcej