News releases 2023

IPP Director Per Helander receives the Alfvén Prize

Every year, the European Physical Society (EPS) honours researchers for outstanding achievements in the field of plasma physics with the Hannes Alfvén Prize. Prof Dr Per Helander from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) is one of the two laureates for 2024. more

New edition of the ASDEX Upgrade Letter released

Information about research with the fusion device ASDEX Upgrade more

Year in review: What happened at ASDEX Upgrade in 2023?

The IPP's tokamak experiment in Garching has been undergoing conversion since summer 2022. The progress can be followed in a video more

How to trap antimatter and matter together

The APEX Collaboration, centered around the APEX-PAX-EPOS working group in Garching, aims to research plasmas consisting of electrons and positrons.

Why artificial intelligence is gaining importance in fusion research

Software tools like ChatGPT made machine learning and AI popular worldwide this year. At the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), researchers have been successfully developing such algorithms for science for some time.

Nuclear fusion master plan: Bavaria announces increased funding

Bavaria's Minister President Dr. Markus Söder and Science Minister Markus Blume visited the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching on 28 September 2023. At a press conference, they presented the Bavarian Master Plan for Nuclear Fusion. more

IPP Director Eric Sonnendrücker is honoured with the Dawson Award

Every year, the American Physical Society (APS) gives the John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research to scientists for outstanding achievements in plasma physics. more

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