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Visit to VENUS


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.

Lorentz Center: Workshop on Divertor Detachment Control

A workshop on Divertor Detachment Control 'Taming the Flame' will take place at the Lorentz Center@Oort venue in Leiden, the Netherlands, from the 19th to the 23th of September, 2016.

International Conference on Education and Training in Radiation Protection (ETRAP)

On Wednesday the 31th of May 2017, the next International Conference on Education and Training in Radiation Protection (ETRAP) will take place at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain. The conference will last until the Friday 2 June, 2017.

Call for EUROfusion grants in 2017 is open.

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

Beam Emission Spectroscopy Summer School

Beam Emission Spectroscopy Summer School (BESSS) is an international summer school organized in a collaboration of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Wigner RCP).

Aim of the BESSS is to learn the theoretical basis of the key high-frequency fusion diagnostic techniques, primarily the fluctuation beam emission spectroscopy (BES) diagnostics and gain experience with BES data processing.

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.