Our group at the FuseNet PhD Event 2020 – the Virtualternative

FuseNet PhD Event - The Virtualternative

The Fusenet PhD Event is an annual conference for PhD student in nuclear fusion in Europe, organised by Fusenet. In the recent year was held online on 23 and 24 November, due to the pandemic situation. The event is dedicated to European doctorate students in nuclear fusion to provide an opportunity to share and discuss their work. From our group, PhD student Mátyás Aradi and Tomas Bensadon participated in the event.

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Overview on MAST Upgrade’s first plasma shot

The MAST-Upgrade tokamak commenced operation with its first plasma at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, the United Kingdom on 29 October 2020. As a result of the seven-year upgrade programme for the Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST), essentially a complete new fusion device was built with a stronger magnetic field and higher heating power.

Prof. Ian Chapman, the chief executive of the UK Atomic Energy Authority said: “MAST Upgrade will take us closer to delivering sustainable, clean fusion energy. This experiment will break new ground and test technology that has never been tried before. It will be a vital testing facility on our journey to delivering the STEP fusion power plant.

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