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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.

ITER Business Forum (IBF/2017)

Following the February 2016 MIIFED-IBF event in Monaco, the next event planned on business opportunities at ITER is the ITER Business Forum (IBF/2017), which will be held in Avignon, France from 28 to 30 March 2017. (More information and the website will become available closer to the date.)

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.

Fusion Academy 2016

The Fusion Academy offers a three-day crash course in the science and technology of nuclear fusion and is scheduled from Wednesday 19th of October until Friday 21th of October, 2016 near Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

15th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering

From Monday September 12 to Friday September 16, 2016, the 15th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering will be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Workshop on the Theory of Fusion Plasmas

From August 29 to September 2, a joint Varenna-Lausanne International Workshop will take place on the topic of Theory of Fusion Plasmas at Villa Monastero in Varenna, Italy.

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...

2nd Summer School on the Physics of Plasma-Surface Interactions

The NRNU MEPhI hosts its Summer School on the Physics of Plasma-Surface Interactions in Moscow, Russia, from July 11 - 15, 2016. The registration deadline of the school is May 23, 2016. Students willing to attend can apply for FuseNet funding.

Polytechnic Summer School in Nuclear Engineering

The Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University hosts its summer school in Nuclear Engineering from the 25th of July until the 12th of August, 2016, in St. Petersburg. The school contains an intensive academic program as well as many cultural activities, including an excursion to the Hermitage and a boat trip in St. Petersburg.

Upon successful completion of the school, students will be awarded with 5 ECTS credits.

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