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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.

PhD Event 2015 - Matthew reports on Day 1

The best dancer of the FuseNet PhD Event, Matthew Bluteau, reports on his experiences during the first evening of the three day event.

PhD Event 2015 - Maria reports on Day 1

Despite a rainy start, Maria Suchonova is looking forward to the FuseNet PhD Event. Read about her experiences during the first evening of the PhD Event here.

FUSION-DC: Two successful defenses

The first two PhD students graduated recently from the FUSION-DC Joint Doctorate programme. Luxherta Buzi and Hugo Arnichand successfully defended their doctoral thesis.

EC launches SOFT Prize for Innovation in Fusion

For the third year in a row, the European Commission launched the SOFT innovation prize to showcase and reward excellence in fusion research innovation.

Magnetic Field at Wendelstein 7-X is spot on!

During initial testing of the Wendelstein 7-X magnetic field it has been proven to be spot on! Read this article for more information about this essential milestone in the operation preparations of the biggest stellarator in the world.

A view from above - time-lapse of the ITER worksite

This time-lapse video shows the recent rapid progress of the work at the ITER site, now for the first time shown by unique images shot from a Drone helicopter.

EPFL launches new MOOC on plasma physics and fusion energy

You can now study the basics of plasma physics and fusion energy comfortably from your home, with the new online course that EPFL launches next month on EdX.

Students receive their reward and get inspired to become fusion heroes

On February 3, 2015, thirteen students proudly received their European Fusion Master’s and Doctorate certificates from FuseNet in a festive ceremony at CCFE, in the UK.

FuseNet signs MoU with ENEN

On February 3, 2015, FuseNet and ENEN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and initiated cooperation between the European fusion and fission education networks.

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