Fusion from Theory to Experiment via the Control Room

By delving into physics, data analysis, and programming, what Matthias is trying to do is to study the response of the plasma on external magnetic perturbations produced by additional coils.

Fusion Physics on the Edge

From understanding how to accurately control and manipulate plasmas, which are ten times hotter than the Sun, to working out optimal design parameters of future fusion plant needs, there is plenty going on in what can be broadly called fusion physics.

In Pursuit of Fusion

How far can childhood fantasies take you? In the case of EUROfusion fellow Gergely (Geri) Papp, they paved way for his career as a fusion researcher.

Getting the Plasma under Control

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.

From the F1 World to Fusion Research

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.

First diploma of the 2-year Master in Fusion Science and Technology at TU/e

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.

How to operate a tokamak

The new app ‘Operation Tokamak’ invites gamers to have a go at realising fusion power.

Fusion students get their reward …

The first students were awarded their FuseNet European Fusion Master’s / Doctorate on Sep 26

From doughnuts to bananas

Fusion physicists have taken the lead from Andy Warhol and elevated the banana to iconic status.

ELMs – friend or foe?

ELMs in a tokamak have nothing to do with the long-lived, solid, serene tree.

This work has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 633053. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission.