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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...

Discovery of the energy source in stars

archived Year of physics 2005
“A star is drawing on some vast reservoir of energy by means unknown to us. This reservoir can scarcely be other than the sub-atomic energy which,...

The ITER initiative

archived Year of physics 2005
“The two leaders emphasized the potential importance of the work aimed at utilizing controlled thermonuclear fusion for peaceful purposes and,...

Growth of European fusion collaboration

archived Year of physics 2005
“Let me go back to 1958 when EURATOM was constituted having fusion as a modest element of the initial research programme. In September of the same...

Origin of the word “plasma”

archived Year of physics 2005
“We noticed the similarity of the discharge structures. (…) Langmuir pointed out the importance and probable wide bearing of this fact. We...

Discovery of the high confinement mode

archived Year of physics 2005
“At t=1.18 s, the density suddenly increases without modifications from the external controls. The gas valve closes, but nevertheless the...

Nobel Lecture of Hannes Alfvén

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“It was the wonders of the night sky, observed by Indians, Sumerians or Egyptians, that started science several thousand years ago. It was the...

"Physics and Life"-Teachers Meet Scientists at Major EIROforum event

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Year-long educational programme culminates at ESA 's ESTEC site with the unique "Physics on Stage 3" festival during the European Science and...

Fusion Down Under

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Fusion research at EFDA-JET was featured on prime-time New Zealand TV this week in a breakfast TV item by Pat Pilcher, a Wellington based journalist...

"Physics and Life" for Europe's Science Teachers

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The EIROforum Contribution to the European Science and Technology Week 2003

Leading European research organisations team up in EIROforum

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EIROforum will be formally established today with the signature of the Directors General of the seven, European intergovernmental research...

Leading European Intergovernmental Research Organisations at FP6 Launch Conference

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EIROforum at "European Research 2002" (Brussels, November 11-13, 2002)

Live Webcasts from CERN for European Science and Technology week

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Visit on 7- 8 November to find out what modern Europeans can't live without. Seven of Europe's leading Research...

World Record Plasma Discharge in Tore Supra

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On July 30th 2002, the engineers and scientists of the Association Euratom-CEA in Cadarache (France) have achieved a three and a half minutes long...

Major Progress in ITER negotiations

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Site Offers from European Union, Japan join Canada's

Physics on Stage 2 Festival

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Physics on Stage 2 is a festival for physics teachers, taking place at the European Space Agency`s Space Research and Technical Centre (ESTEC) in the...

The ITER Toroidal Field Model Coil has reached its maximum operating current of 80 kA

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On July 25 , 2001 the Nb3Sn superconducting ITER Toroidal Field Model Coil (TFMC) , installed in the TOSKA facility at the Forschungszentrum...