Recent events, research visits and conference participations

2020

  • On 1 January, José Lorenzo was awarded with a prestigious EUROfusion Engineering Grant (EEG) for his project “Structural Analyses of DEMO Magnets”. The grant has started on January 1st 2020 and will last three years.
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  • On 16 January, José Lorenzo started in our group as Junior Research Engineer.
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  • On 29 January, BSC hosts the kick-off meeting of the FusionCAT project (2019-2022) on the generation of fusion energy with funding from European Regional Development Funds (ERDF), through the Pla Acció of the research and innovation strategy for smart specialization in Catalunya, , through the Pla Acció of the research and innovation strategy for smart specialization in Catalunya, RIS3CAT.
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  • From 3 to 4 February, Jordi Manyer and Mervi Mantsinen participated in the EUROfusion MST1 Review Meeting at IPP Garching, Germany.
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  • From 3 to 7 February, Albert Gutierrez participated in the PATC training course on Big Data Analytics at BSC.
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  • From 11 to 13 February, José Lorenzo participated in the EUROfusion DEMO WPMAG Final Meeting, ENEA, Frascati, Italy.
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  • From 10 February until June, Eric Planas, a new student who joined the Fusion group, will work on his BSc thesis under the supervision of Mervi Mantsinen and Dani Gallart. His work will consist of the heating analysis of recent record discharges at JET.
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  • From 12 March until further notice, our group works from home due to Covid-19.
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  • From 24 to 25 March, our group hosted the EPS2020 Programme Committee meeting by videoconference.
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  • On 30 March, we announced together with the EPS Plasma Physics Division Board and the EPS2020 Programme Committee that the EPS2020 conference in Sitges will be postponed by one year due to Covid-19.
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  • On 15 April, Mervi Mantsinen gave a lecture entitled “Ion Cyclotron Resonance Frequency (ICRF) Heating in Fusion Plasmas” by videoconference as part of the Fusion Technology Course of the Nuclear Engineering Master organized by the Department of Physics on Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB) at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.
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  • On 24 April, the ICREA Memoir 2019 was published, featuring a summary of the activities by our group leader ICREA Prof. Mervi Mantsinen and a scientific highlight of our research results revealing new physics effects in fusion plasmas by three-dimensional computations.
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  • On 14 May, Mervi Mantsinen and Jordi Manyer participated remotely in the EUROfusion WPMST1 Topic 11 experiments on ASDEX Upgrade tokamak, Garching, Germany.
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  • On 20 May, we organized a webinar on the DEMO Oriented Neutron Source (DONES) project by Dr Ángel Ibarra (CIEMAT) under the FusionCAT project.
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  • From 15 to 19 June, Mervi Mantsinen, Jordi Manyer and Albert Gutiérrez attended the WPCD Summer Code Camp online.
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  • On 1 July, Francisco Fernández started in our group within the Ris3Cat project working on the High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) research modelling using the inhouse Alya code.
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  • On 1 July, Julio Gutiérrez started in our group within the Ris3Cat project working on materials research, in particular in the study of the structure point defects in W and W based alloys.
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