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29th Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology (SPPT2020)

The Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology has a long tradition and is usually held biennially. This will be the 29th Symposium. It was originally founded for the presentation of results of the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (IPP CAS) in 1967. Since 1969 it has gradually become a Czechoslovak forum in this branch and many famous foreign scientists have made presentations. Since 1993 it has been held in co-operation with the Department of Physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University (FEE CTU) in Prague.

8th International Workshop & Summer School on Plasma Physics (IWSSPP 2020)

The 8th International Workshop & Summer School on Plasma Physics (IWSSPP) 2020 would bring together leading researchers in the field of Plasma Physics to give lecture on their specialties to advanced graduate students, postgraduate students and young scientists in the form of a one-week intensive course.

Registration open for the PhD Event Padova, 3-6 March 2020

Doctoral students, reserve your seat for this networking event in the old university town and with visits to Consorzio RFX.

PhD position on the development of a lithium based Vapour Box Divertor for a nuclear fusion reactor using the Magnum-PSI linear plasma device

Developing nuclear fusion power would create a zero-CO2 safe and continuous energy source with no long-lived radioactive waste. This is highly desirable for society, but a great challenge is to control the waste heat which arrives in the exhaust region, known as the divertor. This must be reduced to manageable levels before it reaches the wall, so that the reactor operates reliably over long timescales.Recent developments have opened a new path to power exhaust: to use a liquid metal (lithium) based wall which strongly evaporates, forming a vapour cloud in front of the wall which cools and redirects the heat, ultimately preventing any damage.

Marco Muraca - MSc thesis at CCFE

Supported by FuseNet, Marco Muraca went to do his Master's thesis at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energery (CCFE), home to the as-of-yet biggest nuclear fusion device: the Joint European Torus (JET). He worked on understanding the role of anomalous transport during the ELM cycles. He spent his free days in the pubs and gyms of Abington, and in the vibrant town of Oxford, rich in culture, concerts and parties.

Antonio De Falco - MSc thesis at IST Lisbon

Supported by FuseNet, Antonio De Falco spent six months in Lisbon at ISTTOK tokamak for his master thesis in Automation Engineering. He developed an algorithm for a real-time estimation of the plasma current centroid position. In his time off he visited all manner of attractions and events that Lisbon had to offer.

2020 SOFT Innovation Prize - apply before 5th March

Apply now for the 2020 SOFT Innovation Prize! Building on the success of SOFT Innovation Prize in 2014, 2016 and 2018, the European Commission launches today the fourth edition of the SOFT Innovation Prize under Euratom Work Programme 2019-20. The prize contest is open to the world and invites international fusion researchers from all ITER partner countries and any third country, which has a bilateral fusion cooperation with Euratom. It sets no specific category, but is rather interested in any physics or technology innovation related to fusion with a potential for further exploitation. Prizes will be awarded at the 31st Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT2020) in Dubrovnik, Croatia, held between September 20th and 25th.

56th Culham Plasma Physics Summer School

Supported by FuseNet, Maximilian Ayling, Henrik Jaerleblad and Aleksandar Opancar attended the 56th annual edition of the Culham Plasma Physics Summer School. The school aims at a fundamental description of plasma physics, while also showing the broadness of plasmas' field of application. Maximilian, Henrik and Aleksandar ended up learning some cutting-edge physics while making life-long friends in the process!

Workshop on Radiation Damage in Nuclear Systems

From May 11th to May 22nd, in Trieste, Italy, a Workshop on Radiation Damage in Nuclear Systems: From Bohr To Young is jointly organised by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It assists Ph.D. students and early-career researchers in developing a quantitative understanding of the impact of radiation damage on materials, both for existing fission and proposed fusion reactors. There is an emphasis on the conceptual progression of theoretical and experimental techniques across spatial scales from atomistic descriptions to the macroscopic behaviour of bulk material.

Andreas Smolders - internship at SPC

Supported by FuseNet, Andreas Smolders went to the Swiss Plasma Center in Lausanne. He worked on plasma detachment control of the TCV tokamak. He studied the possible actuators and sensors that could be useful for the TCV control system.