What is EUROfusion?

The EUROfusion brochure introduces the 29 EUROfusion labs. EUROfusion has worked hard during the past two years – but what is EUROfusion in particular? A new brochure answers this question. It provides information about why and when the EUROfusion consortium was formed and takes a detailed look at all of EUROfusion’s 29 signatories. They all work towards one goal: realising cleaner and safer energy.

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FusionWiki needs more pages

Already two milliobild3_boudewijnn visits were paid to FusionWiki – and that should not be all. The specialist online lexicon, integrated in the Fusenet initiative for education in fusion science and technology, answers questions on fusion and plasma physics. Now it is looking for more authors.

(Boudewijn van Milligen, FusionWiki administrator, is looking for support. Picture: CIEMAT)

Everyone is welcome to visit the wiki and check whether his or her favourite topic is included. If it isn’t, the interested user can create a brief page (a so-called ‘stub’) to record the need for including this topic, which can be elaborated further either by the author or others, always remembering that a wiki is a collective community effort.

The FusionWiki was created in 2009 and contains over 200 pages. It is a central location which provides introductory and orienting information for both new students and established researchers in the field. Thus, the wiki delivers brief introductory articles on the most relevant subjects, along with links to the main papers for in-depth information.

Centre of steel for MAST

centretubeThe only spherical tokamak in the European fusion programme is getting ready again. The Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) is the UK’s fusion energy experiment, based at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE). Along with NSTX, a complementary experiment at Princeton in the USA, MAST is one of the world’s two leading spherical tokamaks.

Currently, the machine is undergoing a major upgrade. The fact sheet shows details of the installation of Mast’s Centre Tube. The column of stainless steel runs down the centre of the vacuum vessel of the tokamak. It is thin but extremely strong. And it will need to be because plasma experiments will exert forces of over five meganewtons – equivalent to half the thrust of a rocket booster at lift-off. Picture: Picture: © Copyright protected by United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Energy issues on your plate!

Discussing energy issues with the whole world – the 14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS ON ENERGY ISSUES allows young scientists to present their work to a wide audience. The organiser, the Lithuanian Energy Institute invites explicitly Undergraduates. MSc, PhD students, postdocs and entrant engineers to Kaunaus. The conference will take place on 25-26th of May, 2017 . The deadline for submitting abstracts and registering is January 6, 2017.

For more information please check here www.cyseni.com