Neutron calibration completed

It’s a tricky process making sure you are measuring your fusion power correctly.

Fusion draws on Japanese traditions

Japanese ceramics have a long history of elegance – now they are providing an elegant solution to tritium containment.

ITER Director-General Kaname Ikeda – “Stakes are high”

The stakes are high for Kaname Ikeda, the new director of the world´s biggest ever fusion experiment. Kaname Ikeda is not a fusion scientist, but has dealt extensively with fusion researchers while moving up the ranks of Japan´s science administration. His manifold experience in both national and international project management […]

Traveling half the globe

Nineteen year-old high school student Jake Martin travelled half the globe from Auckland, New Zealand to Culham to redeem his prize – last week he looked behind the scenes of JET. After passing a national competition in New Zealand, Jake Martin gained a travel scholarship to go to the “European […]

Interview with Francesco Romanelli

On March 23rd, the EFDA Steering Committee appointed Francesco Romanelli to the role of EFDA Leader. For the time being, he will also remain the EFDA Associate Leader for JET. Read more about his future plans. ? Francesco, what is your strategy for EFDA? Francesco Romanelli:“EFDA should implement goal-oriented activities […]

Week 18: Interview with Shutdown Project Manager Phil Prior

In this week we are talking to Phil Prior, Project Leader of this shutdown.

Week 1: Towards ITER conditions

Today JET’s shutdown starts. Read more about it in an interview with Francesco Romanelli, EFDA Associate Leader for JET.

Interview with Tullio Raimondi

How was the first group for Remote Handling established? Tullio: Initially my task was to participate in the design of the toroidal system, paying particular attention to assembly/disassembly problems which ultimately, in radioactive conditions, would have to be performed remotely. I used to spend most of the time in the […]

Maurizio Gasparotto, New EFDA-Associate Leader for Technology

Dr. Maurizio Gasparotto (63) was born in Rome in 1942, studied at the G. Galilei Technical Institute in the same city, and received his Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Rome. Since then, fusion has been a leading theme in his career. Dr Gasparotto is married, has three children, […]

Dr. Norbert Holtkamp appointed ITER Project Construction Leader

At a meeting in Tokyo on 1st April, the chief ITER negotiators from the seven international parties (European Union, India, Japan, Korea, China, the Russian Federation and the USA), accepted the European Union´s proposal to designate Dr. Norbert R. Holtkamp as nominee Principal Deputy Director-General (PDDG) and Project Construction Leader […]

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.