EFDA JET, as a member of EIRO forum (see footnote), sponsored the latest European Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS 2004) with a one week invitation to JET facilities for one of the EUCYS winners. Our special guest – Mr François Tissot, student from the Joseph Fourrier University in Grenoble – joined us in Culham in the week starting on 25th April.

It was a very nice prize. I am very happy to have had the chance to visit JET

he remarked after his return to France. We also asked François whether he can imagine a career in a large research centre :

Yes, that’s what I want to do now. I hope to work in a laboratory in fusion research, like JET or maybe ITER. Before the visit, I knew only little about fusion, but now I know more and I enjoy it.

At JET, François made an excellent impression when he presented his EUCYS award-winning work on “Development of an atomic force microscope”.