Picture of an electrical discharge plasma in gases and liquids. Picture: IPP Prague

Picture of an electrical discharge plasma in gases and liquids. Picture: IPP Prague

 

EUROfusion's programme manager Tony Donné (to the right) had the privilege of entering the impressive vacuum chamber of the Large Helical Device at the National Institute for Fusion Science in Japan. Picture: private

EUROfusion’s programme manager Tony Donné (to the right) had the privilege of entering the impressive vacuum chamber of the Large Helical Device at the National Institute for Fusion Science in Japan. Picture: private

 

Two 35-metre long quench tanks are being shipped to Berre in France. It takes three nights for Highly exceptional Load convoys to travel the 104 km from the harbour to the ITER site. The convoys travel by night in order to avoid too much disturbance for local residents. Picture: ITER Organization

Two 35-metre long quench tanks are being shipped to Berre in France. It takes three nights for Highly exceptional Load convoys to travel the 104 km from the harbour to the ITER site. The convoys travel by night in order to avoid too much disturbance for local residents. Picture: ITER Organization

 

During a local music festival in September, Wendelstein 7-X became the stage for a classic concert. Drummer Richard Putz (picture) and other musicians performed music pieces inspired by light. Light show artist Gisela Meyer-Hahn illuminated the stellarator accordingly. Picture: IPP

During a local music festival in September, Wendelstein 7-X became the stage for a classic concert. Drummer Richard Putz (picture) and other musicians performed music pieces inspired by light. Light show artist Gisela Meyer-Hahn illuminated the stellarator accordingly. Picture: IPP

 

A remotely controlled camera took unique photos inside the COMPASS tokamak, showing plasma radiation during an exposure time of 0.5 milliseconds. Picture: IPP Prague

A remotely controlled camera took unique photos inside the COMPASS tokamak, showing plasma radiation during an exposure time of 0.5 milliseconds. Picture: IPP Prague

 

ASTERIX is the name of the laser system at EUROfusion's Czech Research Unit in Prague. The picture on the lab door ensures you won't forget it. Picture: EUROfusion

ASTERIX is the name of the laser system at EUROfusion’s Czech Research Unit in Prague. The picture on the lab door ensures you won’t forget it. Picture: EUROfusion

 

And this is what the Czech ASTERIX really looks like. Picture: IPP Prague

And this is what the Czech ASTERIX really looks like. Picture: IPP Prague

 

During the "Garching Open Doors" EUROfusion has for the first time introduced itself to a large and highly interested audience. The booth was located in the Physics Department of the Munich Technical University at the campus in Garching. Picture: EUROfusion

During the “Garching Open Doors” EUROfusion has for the first time introduced itself to a large and highly interested audience. The booth was located in the Physics Department of the Munich Technical University at the campus in Garching. Picture: EUROfusion

 

‘Enter with food to keep them running - Who says operators at the Czech tokamak COMPASS don’t have a sense of humour? Picture: EUROfusion

‘Enter with food to keep them running – Who says operators at the Czech tokamak COMPASS don’t have a sense of humour? Picture: EUROfusion

 

EUROfusion's Czech Research Unit IPP also has a Materials Engineering Department. It is one of the few labs worldwide which studies plasmas with both solid and liquid phases. Picture: IPP Prague

EUROfusion’s Czech Research Unit IPP also has a Materials Engineering Department. It is one of the few labs worldwide which studies plasmas with both solid and liquid phases. Picture: IPP Prague

 

Former ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima visits the ITER stand, where a highly realistic Lego model of the ITER Tokamak is on display. Two students from Kyoto University (Konishi Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Energy) are brains behind this beauty—Taishi Sugiyama and Kaishi Sakane. Picture: ITER Organization

Former ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima visits the ITER stand, where a highly realistic Lego model of the ITER Tokamak is on display. Two students from Kyoto University (Konishi Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Energy) are brains behind this beauty—Taishi Sugiyama and Kaishi Sakane. Picture: ITER Organization

 

This picture belongs to the Extreme Plasma Physics section from EUROfusion‘s Portuguese Research Unit. It shows a rotating magnetosphere where the inertia of a background electron-positron plasma slows down the rotation of the magnetic field lines, creating a spiralling structure. Picture: IST

This picture belongs to the Extreme Plasma Physics section from EUROfusion‘s Portuguese Research Unit. It shows a rotating magnetosphere where the inertia of a background electron-positron plasma slows down the rotation of the magnetic field lines, creating a spiralling structure. Picture: IST

 

The picture shows the installation of MAST Upgrade's 'centre tube'. The column of stainless steel runs down the centre of the vacuum vessel belonging to the refurbished spherical 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

The picture shows the installation of MAST Upgrade’s ‘centre tube’. The column of stainless steel runs down the centre of the vacuum vessel belonging to the refurbished spherical 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

 

Gianfranco Federico, Head of EUROfusion's DEMO Department, presenting during an academic session to celebrate the successful relaunch of the Belgian fusion device BR2. EUROfusion has been taking advantage of the high neutron flux density of the Material Test Reactor in Mol for decades. Picture: SCK•CEN

Gianfranco Federico, Head of EUROfusion’s DEMO Department, presenting during an academic session to celebrate the successful relaunch of the Belgian fusion device BR2. EUROfusion has been taking advantage of the high neutron flux density of the Material Test Reactor in Mol for decades. Picture: SCK•CEN