The research conducted at Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmapysik (IPP) in Garching and Greifswald is concerned with investigating the physical basis of a fusion power plant. Like the sun, such a plant is to generate energy from fusion of atomic nuclei.
IPP in Garching und Greifswald comprises ten Scientific Divisions, each headed by a Scientific Member of Max Planck Society (see "Structure of IPP"). IPP´s research is concentrated in seven experimental or theoretical projects.
The research conducted at IPP is part of the European fusion programme. With its workforce of approx. 1.000 IPP is one of the largest fusion research centres in Europe.