Join us! We are looking for new members for EUROfusion Advanced Computing Hub at BSC

CASE members at a recent retreat
We are looking for Researchers and/or Research Engineers in Computers Science, Engineering, Physics or related fields to join the growing team of the EUROfusion Advanced Computing Hub at BSC. The successful candidates will participate in cutting-edge European R&D activities in plasma physics science and fusion technology and become members of this reference performance group in an international working environment. The overall objective of our group is to enhance modelling capabilities in fusion by code development, validation, integration and optimization including the use of advanced HPC techniques. We work closely towards the objectives of EUROfusion, the European fusion research programme for Horizon Europe, in collaboration with Fusion for Energy (F4E), ITER, International Tokamak Physics Activity, and the Spanish national fusion laboratory CIEMAT. At BSC, our group is hosted by the Department of Computer Applications for Science and Engineering (CASE) and is led by ICREA Research Prof. Dr. Mervi Mantsinen.

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FusionCAT webinar on Technology Transfer trains us on the best exploitation strategies

Group photo of the participants on FusionCAT’s technology transfer webinar

On May 30th, our Fusion Group had the pleasure of organizing a training webinar on technology transfer for all the  partners of the FusionCAT consortium. After two years of intensive work on several assets within the project, the time to explore collaborations with the industry partners is getting closer. This webinar set the basis for the best exploitation strategies for doing so.

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Plasma community celebrates a year of fusion breakthroughs at 48th EPS Plasma Conference

Fusion Group members Tomas Bensadon and Adriana Ghiozzi participated in the 48th edition of the European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics. The event was held online due to continued concerns about the pandemic but featured a lively and fruitful dialogue nevertheless, with 612 attendees joining from countries both within and outside of Europe.

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Our new research results presented at ECCOMAS 2022

Prof. Trond Kvamsdal conducting the welcoming session of Eccomas.

Our group attended for the first time the European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS Congress 2022) in its 8th edition which took place in Oslo during the second week of June. This year’s congress is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), together with SINTEF and the Nordic Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering (NOACM).

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Fusion Group participation at the 15th COSIRES conference

Group photo of the 15th COSIRES conference.

Our Fusion Group was present in the 15th edition of the conference of Computer Simulation of Irradiation Effects in Solids (COSIRES), held between the 22nd and 26th of May 2022 on the stunning island of Porquerolles, on the southern Mediterranean coast of France. Our group member Julio Gutiérrez Moreno attended this meeting and presented our recent research on linear scaling ab initio simulations in a talk titled “Study of defects in tungsten from large scale ab initio methods“.

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