One ingredient, for a successful experiment in a fusion device like a tokamak, is a well-behaved and stable plasma, but achieving good behaviour and stability in plasma is not trivial. And, this is one of the things that Mélanie Preynas, one of the EUROfusion Research Fellows, tackles: her work aims at controlling in real time what is known as ‘magnetohydrodynamic’ instabilities in the plasma.
Armed with a Masters in Science degree in Aeronautics, Llion Marc Evans was on track for a career in the fast-paced world of Formula 1. Then he made a pit-stop, paid closer heed to stories on sustainable energy and fusion power, changed tracks and drove straight into the world of fusion research.
Monday 25th of August 2014 saw the award of the very first diploma of the new MSc programme Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion, at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands.
The new app ‘Operation Tokamak’ invites gamers to have a go at realising fusion power.
The first students were awarded their FuseNet European Fusion Master’s / Doctorate on Sep 26
Fusion physicists have taken the lead from Andy Warhol and elevated the banana to iconic status.
Sprinkled amongst the ions in a fusion plasma, electrons are small but significant.
Czech students have access to not just one model tokamak to learn about fusion. Not even two…