World-leading fusion expert visits BSC

Recently, we have been honoured to receive a visit by Dr. Sergei Sharapov from Culham Center for Fusion Energy, UK, to BSC under the Severo Ochoa mobility programme. Sergei visited us for two weeks from the 23rd of October to the 3rd of November, 2017 to collaborate on the modelling of Alfvenic instabilities in the TJ-II discharges.

During his stay he also delivered a Severo Ochoa Research Seminar entitled “Magnetic nuclear fusion and fast ion driven Alfvén instabilities” in the UPC-Nord Campus organized by BSC.

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BSC Fusion group presents results at the EUROfusion material modelling meeting in Zagreb

Picture of the meeting, Source: Institut Ruðer Bosković, EUROfusion.

Last week our group member Marc Eixarch and his supervisor Stephan Mohr from the Material Science Group at the Computer Applications in Science and Engineering Department of BSC participated at the Fusion Material Modelling meeting in Zagreb, organized by EUROfusion under the Work Package WPMAT-IREMEV and held by the Croatian Fusion Research Unit. This meeting had the objective of sharing the new results on radiation damage in fusion materials.

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Our Lectures in Fusion within the UPC Master Course in Barcelona

Xavier Sáez delivering his lecture at UPC.

This spring our fusion group has contributed with three lectures to the Fusion Technology Course of the Nuclear Engineering Master organized by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. This course is designed to offer the students an comprehensive overview on key topics in Fusion Technology, delivered by specialist lecturers from F4E, CIEMAT, CEA, IPP, UPC and BSC/Fusion group.

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HPC-based Simulations in Fusion at BSC

On Thursday February 16 our group member Dr. Xavier Sáez gave a talk within the PATC course “HPC-based simulations, Engineering and Environment” at Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

The mission of the PRACE Advanced Training Centers (PATC) is to carry out and coordinate training and education activities that enable the European research community to utilize the computational infrastructure available through PRACE.

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Master’s Thesis Defense

Our Fusion group member, Carles Riera, successfully presented his Master thesis, titled: “Development of a Deterministic Neutron Transport Code Based on the Alya System at Barcelona Supercomputing Center”, based on the work he has been carrying out since last February. The oral exposition took place at the Faculty of Sciences of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

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