Posted on: 16th July 2007

The European Union Contest for Young Scientists is one of the activities managed by the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission, the responsibility of the Science and Society Directorate, and aims to build a more harmonious relationship between scientific endeavour and European society at large. The 18th Contest took place in Stockholm in September 2006. As one of seven members of EIROforum, the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) was represented in the jury by Marco de Baar.

picture of pricewinner European Union Contest for Young Scientists 2006

Norwegian student Narges Kaynia presented an experimental work entitled “The effect of an underwater barrier on a tsunami” for which she was awarded one of the special EIROforum prizes donated by EFDA. This prize included a five-day visit of the JET facilities which took place from 9th to 13th July 2007.

During her visit Miss Kaynia had the opportunity to tour the JET facilities, to talk to various JET scientists and to collect extensive information about fusion.

Narges described her visit to JET as a very educative and interesting experience. She added “Getting to know the detailed science behind fusion and Tokamak, and how a big professional science centre like JET works has been very rewarding to me. I have had a wonderful time, and enjoyed all constructive and motivating discussions with people working at JET. I have become fascinated by fusion and will maybe continue working within this great field in the future. By this I would like to thank everyone involved for an unforgettable visit.”