News releases 2024

<span><span><span><span>Top marks for IPP facilities</span></span></span></span>

The European research consortium EUROfusion has had more than 100 fusion facilities in its member states independently assessed. The facilities of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) were consistently categorised in the best category ‘Indispensable’. more

<span><span><span>New world record: ELISE experimental testing facility achieves target values for ITER Neutral Beam Heating</span></span></span>

An ion source for neutral particle heating is being developed at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, which is intended to heat the plasma of the world’s largest fusion experiment ITER to many millions of degrees Celsius in the future. Researchers have now been able to generate the ion current densities required for ITER Neutral Beam Injector in the ELISE experimental testing facility for the first time. more

<span><span><span><span>IPP receives four million euros from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's new funding programme</span></span></span></span>

In an initial joint project, the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) will develop concepts for future fusion power plants with the company Proxima Fusion. more

<span><span>EU Commission President von der Leyen and Minister President Söder want an alliance for nuclear fusion</span></span>

The President of the European Commission, Dr Ursula von der Leyen, visited the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching today with the Bavarian Minister President, Dr Markus Söder. more

Federal Minister of Economics Habeck and Minister of State Herrmann at IPP Garching

Dr Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, visited the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching today. more

Nuclear fusion: European joint experiment achieves energy record

At the Joint European Torus (JET) in the UK, a European research team has succeeded in generating 69 megajoules of energy from 0.2 milligrams of fuel. This is the largest amount of energy ever achieved in a fusion experiment. more

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