The Autumn-Winter 2015 Emmy Noether Distinction presented to Sibylle Günter

By Minh Quang Tran, Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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On 4 July 2016, the Autumn-Winter 2015 Emmy Noether Distinction was presented to Prof. Sibylle Günter, Director at the Max Planck Society and Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany, by Prof. Quang Tran, member of the Executive Committee of EPS, on behalf of the EPS President.

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Wendelstein 7-X fusion device produces its first hydrogen plasma

By IPP. Published on 25 February 2016 in:
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The Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald produced its first hydrogen plasma on 3 February 2016. This marks the start of scientific operation. Wendelstein 7-X, the world’s largest fusion device of the stellarator type, is to investigate this configuration’s suitability for use in a power plant.

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International Max-Planck Partnership launched by Scottish universities

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 24 January 2014 in:
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Launched on 19 December 2013, the partnership between five Max-Planck Institutes [MPI] in Germany and five Scottish universities is a major boost to the future development of new quantum technologies and fundamental science in Scotland.

The collaboration will lead to the establishment of the world’s first International Max-Planck Partnership [IMPP]. This new model will incorporate leading physics research groups from the universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde…

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Core of fusion experiment completed

By Ian Randall. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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The last major part of the Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment was installed on 21 December last year. The addition of the 14 tonne final part of the device – the lid of the thermally insulating outer shell – sees the completion of the ring-like base machine, at the Greifswald branch of the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics, which will begin operation in 2014.

Fusion research aims to draw energy from the fusion of atomic nuclei – the same power source which drives the sun. To achieve this, hydrogen plasma must be superheated to temperatures above 100 million degrees, within the confines of…

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