Chairperson of HPC Board named

The Board of the High Performance Computer for Fusion (HPC-FF) met for the first time in Jülich on the 13th November 2008. Ms. Sibylle Günter (IPP) has been elected as chairperson of the board. HPC-FF is a supercomputer starting operation in April 2009 at Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at FZJ. […]

New Head of Research Unit in the Netherlands

Tony Donné was appointed the new Head of Research Unit of the Dutch Fusion Association (Association Euratom FOM). Tony Donné obtained his PhD degree in 1985 in the field of nuclear physics at the Free University of Amsterdam. He then moved to the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics, where he […]

New Head of Research Unit in Greece

The Steering Committee of the Association EURATOM-Hellenic Republic, at its meeting on the 29-30 June 2009, elected Prof. K. Hizanidis as Head of Research Unit of the Association. Professor Kyriakos Hizanidis graduated from the National Technical University of Athens in 1975 specialised in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He received his […]

New president of National Fusion Research Institute of Korea

ITER Korea’s Director General Gyung-Su Lee was appointed President of the National Fusion Research Institute of Korea. GS Lee studied physics at the Seoul National University, Korea before majoring in plasma physics and fusion at the University of Texas at Austin in the USA. He went on to work as […]

Introducing fusion in UN students conference

Over seven hundred high school students from all over the world got together in New York on 6-7 March for an annual student UNIS (United Nations International School) conference. The conference, whose theme this year was ‘Energy, a source of conflict’, took place in the General Assembly Hall in the […]

Chairmen of Fusion Materials and vice-Chairpersons of MHD, Transport and Diagnostics Topical Groups are appointed

At its 35th meeting, held in Riga on 25-26 October 2007, the EFDA Steering Committee approved the setting-up of 4 EFDA Topical Groups covering the areas of diagnostics, MHD, transport and fusion materials. The chairman of the Diagnostics Topical Group (Mr T. Donné, FOM), the MHD Topical Group (Mr P. […]

Didier Gambier appointed as Director of “Fusion for Energy”

On 17 July, the Governing Board of the European Domestic Agency for ITER (“Fusion for Energy”) chose Didier Gambier as its Director. Mr. Gambier has extensive knowledge of the fusion community, and he has been intimately involved in the ITER negotiations. Currently he is Head of Unit for the Joint […]

Fernando Serra new Head of Portuguese EURATOM Association

In March 2007, Fernando Manuel Moreira Serra has been appointed President of CFN and Head of the Portuguese EURATOM/IST Association. Fernando Serra took over from Carlos Varandas, who´s deputy he had been for the last four years. Varandas is now acting as Head of the Control and Data-Acquisition Group at […]

In memoriam Hannspeter Winter

Prof. Dr. Hannspeter Winter, Director of the Institut für Allgemeine Physik of the Vienna University for Technology and Head of Research Unit of the Association EURATOM-ÖAW, has suddenly and unexpectedly died on 8 November 2006.  In 1996, Prof. Dr. Hannspeter Winter was appointed Head of Research Unit of the then […]

ITER pioneers receive prestigious Russian energy prize

On the 13th of June in Saint Petersburg, three pioneers of the international fusion project ITER received the Russian prize “Global Energy” from Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation.

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