Plasma-Wall Interaction Physicist Dr Kalle Heinola refurbishing a tile diagnostic in the beryllium handling facility.

An airport for JET

Every component going into JET goes through the beryllium handling facility for a security screening and a passport check

Prizewinning 2012 EU Contest for Young Scientists, Timm Piper from Germany visiting the Jet facilities - July 2013

Timm Piper – EUCYS 2012 prizewinner

JET’s prizewinner in the EU Contest for Young Scientists 2012 was Timm Piper. Timm won a week at JET as his prize for his project entitled “New Insights into the Microcosm”

CCFE's Katie Fraser (right) shows the remote handling control room to EUCYS prizewinner Timm Piper (centre) and work experience student Eleanor Trimby.

A large, microscopic impact

EFDA welcomes Timm Piper, prizewinner in the EU contest for Young Scientists.

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Recollections of JET – Michel Huguet

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.

Henrik Bindslev is congratulated by the Chair of the Fusion for Energy Governing Board, Stuart Ward

Former JET scientist appointed Fusion for Energy Director

A former JET scientist, Henrik Bindslev has been appointed as Director of Fusion for Energy. The announcement was made on 25th October by the Chair of the Fusion for Energy Governing Board, Stuart Ward. Dr Bindslev worked for ten years at JET during the 1990s. In this time he played […]

EFDA leader Francesco Romanelli congratulates Derek Stork on his career at his farewell presentation. Around 150 people attended.

Derek Stork Retires

The man who ran the world’s first tritium experiment muses over JET’s past, present and future.

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Janis inspired by “hardcore” science

A student prizewinner from Latvia finds a visit to JET an illuminating experience.

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Hotspot detection system goes live

A new imaging system to monitor the plasma inside JET will give scientists much greater ability to control the experiment.

During Day one of the campaign after the shutdown 2009-2011

World’s largest fusion experiment back in operation

After an 18-month shutdown to upgrade the machine and four months of commissioning, the Joint European Torus (JET), the world’s largest magnetic fusion device, is ready to start new experiments. The inside of the vessel now has a completely new wall. JET is the first fusion machine to test the […]

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Still at JET

Danish Morten Lennholm looks back on 24 years in fusion research. He has never been bored.