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Visit to VENUS

VENUS Tour

To make the researchers familiar with some of the large-scale facilities available at SCK-CEN an excursion to the VENUS-GUINEVERE reactor was organized for the interested participants. Given that the groups were limited to 5-6 participants, two sessions were organized after lunch, each taking 1.5 hour.

2.1 VENUS Reactor

 

Eye witness report from the SCK•CEN workshop

SCK•CEN hosted a two-day workshop on Radiation effects and plasma wall interaction from June 30 to July 1, 2016. In case you missed it, you can click here to read an eye witness report and find links to the presentations and the VENUS Tour.

Call for EUROfusion grants in 2017 is open.

The annual call for EUROfusion grants is open. The deadline is on 8 September 2016.

ITER council confirms new first plasma date: December 2025

Following two years of preparatory work and an independent review, the ITER council has now approved an updated schedule that foresees a first plasma test in Dec. 2025.

Published book: Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (3th edition)

The 3th edition of the 'Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion'-book, written by Francis F. Chen, has recently been published.

New online course on Nuclear Energy now available

A new Massive Online Open Course on understanding Nuclear Energy was published on the EdX platform, which aims to explain the science and technology behind nuclear energy and the special features of this energy source.

Despite positive advice, US stay in ITER not settled yet

The U.S. Department of Energy delivered a critical report to Congress recommending that the U.S. should continue its participation in ITER for at least two more years. However, the continuation requires the investment of more money...

SCK•CEN workshop on Radiation effects and plasma wall interaction

SCK•CEN hosts a two-day workshop on Radiation effects and plasma wall interaction in advanced materials for fusion applications from June 30 to July 1, 2016.

Workshop Parallel Computing for Fusion @IST

Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon hosts a mini-workshop on parallel computing for fusion from June 20 - 23, 2016. A limited number of places is available (12) on first-come first-serve basis.

Kick-Off of the ANNETTE project for FuseNet

FuseNet participates in the ANNETTE project on nuclear education and training, that had its kick-off meeting last week in Pisa, Italy.

Electron-scale turbulence plays an important role in transport

Theoretical simulations from researchers at MIT have indicated that electron-scale turbulence plays an important role in electron energy transport in tokamaks. 

FuseNet GA 2016 - ITER

The fifth General Assembly of FuseNet took place at ITER at February 4, 2016. A workplan for 2016-2017 was approved.

Angela Merkel starts first Hydrogen plasma of Wendelstein 7-X

The Wendelstein 7-X stellarator at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald produced its first hydrogen plasma on February 3, 2016. Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed the button. 

Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Fellowship positions opened

Four doctoral positions have opened as part ot the Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. If you would like the opportunity to work closely together with leading experts in fusion at the ITER Organization, be sure to check out this article.

Two new fusion courses at EPFL

EPFL offers two new courses in Fusion for Master and PhD students and welcomes students from other universities and institutes. Students from FuseNet members can apply for funding here.

PhD Event 2015 - Aoife reports on Day 3

Aoife Somers reports on the last day of the FuseNet PhD Event 2015.

The first plasma of Wendelstein 7-X is a fact!

The largest stellarator in the world has come to life! We witnessed the historic moment of the first plasma shot of Wendelstein 7-X in Greifwald on Dec. 10.

PhD Event 2015 - Anna reports on all Days

Anna Medvedeva reports on all days of the FuseNet PhD Event 2015.

PhD Event 2015 - Alistair reports on Day 2

From ITER to COMPASS to PALS, Alistair McGann is one of our eye-witnesses at Day 2 of the FuseNet PhD event 2015.

FuseNet PhD Event 2015 opened with a toast and... fire!

The FuseNet PhD event 2015 took off with rocking opening and a record participation of 130 students at the Czech capital of Prague.

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