Join us for a webinar on “Faster Fusion through innovations” by Dr Gryaznevich from Tokamak Energy

We are excited to announce that we will host a webinar “Faster Fusion through innovations by Dr Mikhail Gryaznevich who is the founder, the Chief Scientist and a member of the executive board of Tokamak Energy. Tokamak Energy is a private fusion power research company based in the United Kingdom that has built several tokamaks with the aim of reaching commercial fusion power generation.

Date: September 14th, 2020
Time: 11:00-12:30 (CET); connections enabled from 10:30 am (CET) onwards.

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Congratulations to David Zarzoso on his Habilitation thesis in Fusion

Photo: David Zarzoso

Last Friday,  June 12, our group leader ICREA Prof. Mervi Mantsinen participated as an examiner in the defence of the Habilitation Thesis to Supervise Research by Dr David Zarzoso at Aix Marseille University, France.

Other jury members were Dr Sadruddin Benkadda, Prof. Alain Ghizzo, Dr. Taina Kurki-Suonio, Prof. Jean-Marcelo Rax, Prof. Raúl Sánchez, and Prof. Howard Wilson. The event took place via videoconference due to the present pandemia circumstances with strict social distancing measures which prevented the celebration of this event in person.

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Mark the date! Join us at the European Fusion Teacher Day 2020

Source: FuseNet

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the European agency Fusion for Energy (F4E) and b_TEC Foundation invite all Secondary and High-school teachers to take part in a live webinar, coordinated by the European Fusion Education Network FuseNet, with connections in Catalan and Spanish from Barcelona and English from several spots in Europe on the 2nd of October 2020.

The webinar will aim at giving teachers the tools and knowledge they need in order to introduce fusion in the classrooms. Such state-of-the-art concepts can certainly be hard to introduce into schools, thus we truly think this is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to do it.

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Fusion experiments during the times of COVID-19

View from ASDEX Upgrade Control Room during Covid-19. Source: IPP, Volker Rohde

Our BSC Fusion Group works closely with various experimental fusion devices on the design, preparation, execution, analysis and modelling of new plasma experiments. We are particularly interested in validating and testing our modelling codes against experimental data, and in using our codes for the design of new experiments.

As experimental activities in many fields of science, fusion experiments have been strongly affected by the present COVID-19 outbreak.  

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