This week, 17-22 October 2016, our Fusion Group member Shimpei Futatani has attended the 26th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference in Kyoto, which is one of the important international conferences in the field of fusion energy research. It provides a forum for the discussion of key physics and technology issues as well as innovative concepts of direct relevance to the use of nuclear fusion as a source of energy.
Our Fusion Group members Mervi Mantsinen and Dani Gallart are currently on a EUROfusion mission to the Culham Center for Fusion Energy, UK, to take part in the C36b experimental campaign of the JET tokamak. The campaign started on the 10th of October 2016 and is now in full swing.
A new world record for plasma pressure has been achieved in the Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor located at MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC).
The new record raises the mark to 2.05 atmospheres, that is a 15 percent improvement over the previous record of 1.77 atmospheres, obtained in the same fusion reactor in 2005.
This week our Fusion Group Leader Dr Mervi Mantsinen visited the largest Italian computing centre, CINECA. Located in Bologna, Italy, CINECA hosts Marconi-Fusion, the new European High Performance Computer for fusion applications which was inaugurated on 14 September 2016.
Today, our fusion group had the pleasure of hosting a meeting on Monte-Carlo Random Numbers with a multidisciplinary group of experts from the Institute of Photonic Sciences ICFO, Spain; National Institute for Fusion Science NIFS, Japan; CIEMAT Fusion National Laboratory and Barcelona Supercomputing Center.