Two days of celebrations took us from JET’s first pulse – a tiny blip on an oscilloscope – to its current role as the biggest tokamak in the world.
The world’s largest fusion device, the Joint European Torus (JET), has passed a landmark 30 years of operation – but researchers are firmly focused on JET’s continuing role as a test bed for the international fusion experiment ITER, being built in the south of France.
Phil Morgan recalls how the torus assumed a crazy angle during the first plasma… Filmed at the time of the 25th anniversary in 2008
Michel Huguet recalls ten years leading up to JET’s first plasma, from the very first design team meetings in 1973, through to last minute problem solving days before the event. Filmed at the time of JET’s 25th anniversary in 2008.
Major changes were afoot for EFDA ten years ago, as ten countries signed a treaty to join the European Union.
The first tritium experiment conducted in 1991, as covered by the BBC news. This report on the Preliminary Tritium Experiment (or PTE) was broadcast around the world.
Fusion power was born with the first D-T experiment 20 years ago.
On 20th May, 2004, JET celebrated its 25th Anniversary of the Laying of the JET Foundation Stone and the 20th Anniversary of the Official Opening of JET.
On 18 May 1979, Dr G. Brunner, the then European Communities Commissioner responsible for energy research, education and science, laid the foundation stone of the JET laboratory. In 1979 the Joint European Torus was an 11-nation project comprising Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Netherlands, West Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and […]
The celebration on that sunny day brought together over 130 people with diverse backgrounds and ages: engineers, physicists, students, postgraduates, retired staff, and three of the five directors who all made Europe’s largest Fusion Device become such a successful world-class experiment. Hans-Otto Wüster, JET’s very first director, was represented by […]