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Council approves conclusion of the ITER international agreement for fusion energy

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The Council adopted today1 a decision approving the conclusion of an international agreement on implementation of the ITER fusion energy project.

Educating engineers for ITER

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In order to reinforce the engineering capabilities needed for ITER construction, EURATOM has implemented a European Fusion Training Scheme (EFTS),...

European Commission outlines proposed Joint Undertaking for the European contribution to the ITER fusion energy project

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On the 22nd of August the Commission has published proposals for the creation of a Joint Undertaking to provide the European contribution to the ITER...

US ITER project completes management team

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A team of scientists and engineers has been chosen to manage the United States´ role in a multinational project to harness the power of fusion, the...

Maurizio Gasparotto, New EFDA-Associate Leader for Technology

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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...

ITER Senior Management Team completed

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During the 9th ITER preparatory meeting, held in Cadarache (France) on Thursday, delegations from the seven ITER Parties approved nominee...

UK Industry prepares for €5 Bn ITER project

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ITER event highlights opportunities for UK companies in big science projects UK industry signalled its commitment to the €5 Bn International Tokamak...

ITER pioneers receive prestigious Russian energy prize

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

ITER agreement initialled in Brussels

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This morning, ministers from the EU, China, India, Japan, South Korea, the Russian Federation and the USA met in the Commission´s Berlaymont...

Ministers to initial ITER agreement in Brussels

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Ministers representing the seven ITER parties will meet in Brussels on the 24th of May in the Commission´s Berlaymont building in Brussels, to initial...

Dr. Norbert Holtkamp appointed ITER Project Construction Leader

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At a meeting in Tokyo on 1st April, the chief ITER negotiators from the seven international parties (European Union, India, Japan, Korea, China, the...

Jérôme Paméla appointed new EFDA Leader

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On the 3rd of April, Dr. Jérôme Paméla has been appointed as the new EFDA Leader, succeeding to Professor Minh Quang Tran who has resumed his work as...

ITER Project Leader named

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At a meeting in Tokyo on the 1st of April, the chief ITER negotiators from the seven international parties (European Union, India, Japan, Korea,...

Fusion project ITER presented to European Industry

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Over six hundred representatives from European industry and fusion research institutes gathered in Barcelona on 13/14 December, for a two-day workshop...

India becomes full partner in fusion project ITER

archived | Year of physics 2005Press releases
Yesterday, India was welcomed as a full partner to the international fusion energy project ITER. This decision was taken on December 6th, 2005, at the...

Interview with JD Lawson

archived | Year of physics 2005
John D Lawson, well known for his derivation of the Lawson criterion - a fundamental criterion (or principle) in fusion research - originally trained...

50 years of Lawson criteria

archived | Year of physics 2005
"In a terrestrial reactor of controllable size (...) it does not seem possible to contain neutrons, but it is not inconceivable that the charged...

Success of T-3 – breakthrough for tokamaks

archived | Year of physics 2005
"Measurements have been made of the electron temperature and density of the plasma in the toroidal discharge apparatus Tokamak T3 at the Kurchatov...

JET demonstrates alpha particle heating

archived | Year of physics 2005
In a magnetic confinement fusion reactor the plasma self-heating is provided by "alpha particles" - charged fusion products. JET unambiguously...

Discovery of E=mc2

archived | Year of physics 2005
Albert Einstein was only 26 when he published the brief, 3-page article that announced the equivalence between mass and energy, known today as E=mc2...