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Teilnehmer der Fusionsklausur des IEK-4

First Fusion Retreat of IEK-4

From February 23-26, 2015 the first Fusion retreat of the IEK-4 took place at the Wasserburg Rindern near Kleve. In total 66 participants of the IEK-4 and IEK-2 attended the meeting which was aiming to monitor the activities and future plans of our scientific workprogramme in the fields of 'Advanced Materials', 'Plasma Material Interactions', 'Surface Physics and Retention', 'Divertor Physics and Recycling', '3D Edge Physics and Stellarator Physics' and 'Fusion Technology'. More: First Fusion Retreat of IEK-4 …

Minerva-Preisträger und Vorstandsvorsitzender des FZJ

Minerva Prize for Champions of Fusion Research

On December 4, 2014, the Minerva Prize of Jülich's Museum Association (Förderverein Museum Jülich e.V.) was presented to a triumvirate from fusion research. Yesterday evening, Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt presented a statuette of Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and patron of science, to Prof. Chevalier Paul Vandenplas, Prof. Marnix van der Wiel, and Prof. Gerd Wolf for their services. At the ceremony in the Schlosskapelle of the Zitadelle in Jülich, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich and the chair of the association emphasized one particular quality of the three prize winners – their far-sightedness. "Anyone who, like yourselves, has dedicated their whole life to fusion, certainly has this quality!" More: Minerva Prize for Champions of Fusion Research …

Vertreter des EUROfusion-Konsortiums mit Urkunden

EUROfusion - A New Programme for Efficient Fusion Research

With a ceremony on 9 October 2014 in Brussels a new organization has been started for the coordination of the European Fusion Research Programme. The Consortium EUROfusion is the backbone of this new organization, which comprises 29 national fusion centres from 26 countries. With this consortium the national fusion research centres want to bundle their resources more efficiently towards the common goal: the first fusion power plant. About half of the five years' budget (2014–2018) of 857 Million Euro is borne by the EU. More: EUROfusion - A New Programme for Efficient Fusion Research …

Zahlreiche Gäste bei der 30-Jahr-Feier für TEXTOR

30 Years of TEXTOR

TEXTOR was Jülich’s large-scale fusion experiment for 30 years. The results obtained made a significant impact on international fusion research. Guests from all over the world took part in the official function at Forschungszentrum Jülich today to mark the anniversary, and, at the same time, the shutdown of the experiment in December 2013. Together with Jülich scientists and their partners, they looked back on more than a quarter of a century of fusion research at Jülich. More: 30 Years of TEXTOR …

Jülicher Plasmaphysiker bauen Mess-System für ITER

Nuclear Fusion: Jülich's Role in ITER

Forschungszentrum Jülich will lead a consortium of European partners to design a measuring system for the fusion experiment ITER. The facility is currently under construction in Cadarache in the south of France as part of a major international cooperation. The consortium signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Union’s Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy (F4E) to develop the ITER core plasma Charge Exchange Recombination Spectroscopy (CXRS) diagnostic. This measuring system will help determine the composition and temperature of the plasma in the vacuum vessel. The Framework Partnership Agreement runs for four years with an F4E contribution of 4.9 million euros. More: Nuclear Fusion: Jülich's Role in ITER …