Press releases 2023

Otto Hahn Medal: This work will soon make ITER plasmas predictable

Wladimir Zholobenko's dissertation enables realistic simulations of turbulence at the edge of nuclear fusion reactors built according to the tokamak principle for the first time. more

Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics signs cooperation agreement with German fusion start-up Proxima Fusion

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) will work with the start-up Proxima Fusion, the first spin-out company in the history of the IPP, to further develop the stellarator concept. more

New discovery points the way to more compact fusion power plants

A magnetic cage keeps the more than 100 million degree Celsius hot plasmas in nuclear fusion devices at a distance from the vessel wall so that they do not melt. Now researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) have found a way to significantly reduce this distance. This could make it possible to build smaller and cheaper fusion reactors for energy production. more

Wendelstein 7-X reaches milestone: Power plasma with gigajoule energy turnover generated for eight minutes<br /> 

After successful recommissioning in autumn 2022, the Greifswald nuclear fusion experiment has surpassed an important target. more

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