EFDA presented its flagship, the Joint European Torus, JET at the traditional Rimini Meeting. The stand showed impressively the inside of the vessel in 2 to 3 metres. Additionally, the visitors watched animations showing the repelling of the nuclei, the fusion reaction and a virtual walk through the vessel.
Carlo Sozzi is physicist at the Istituto di Fisica del Plasma in Milano. He participates in the experiments at JET quite frequently. He was one of the organisers of the meeting. He said shortly after the event: “I’m really pleased to say that the exhibition ‘Is the Atom really indivisible? Questions and Certainties in Science’ has been appreciated by more than 15,000 visitors, including professional scientists of various disciplines.” The Roller coaster, kindly made available by the UK Fusion Association CCFE, gained a lot of attention. Most of the visitors have been guided in one hour tour by one of 30 volunteers.Carlo added “The exhibition has been a lively meeting place for a full week, 14 hours per day. Hundreds of people had the opportunity to think about scientific achievements which are overall just one example of the deeply rooted, truly human quest for beauty and truth. “