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.
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.
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.