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 [...]
The man who ran the world’s first tritium experiment muses over JET’s past, present and future.
A student prizewinner from Latvia finds a visit to JET an illuminating experience.
A new imaging system to monitor the plasma inside JET will give scientists much greater ability to control the experiment.
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 [...]
Danish Morten Lennholm looks back on 24 years in fusion research. He has never been bored.
After almost four years as EFDA leader, Jérôme Paméla took on the role of Director at Agence ITER France (CEA) on January 1st, 2010.
The Board of the High Performance Computer for Fusion (HPC-FF) met for the first time in Jülich on the 13th November 2008. Ms. Sibylle Günter (IPP) has been elected as chairperson of the board. HPC-FF is a supercomputer starting operation in April 2009 at Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at FZJ. [...]
Tony Donné was appointed the new Head of Research Unit of the Dutch Fusion Association (Association Euratom FOM). Tony Donné obtained his PhD degree in 1985 in the field of nuclear physics at the Free University of Amsterdam. He then moved to the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics, where he [...]
The Steering Committee of the Association EURATOM-Hellenic Republic, at its meeting on the 29-30 June 2009, elected Prof. K. Hizanidis as Head of Research Unit of the Association. Professor Kyriakos Hizanidis graduated from the National Technical University of Athens in 1975 specialised in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He received his [...]