Fusion research at IPP

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) is concerned with investigating the principles underlying a power plant, which – like the sun – will produce energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. more

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Top marks for IPP facilities
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’.
New world record: ELISE experimental testing facility achieves target values for ITER Neutral Beam Heating
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.
IPP receives four million euros from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's new funding programme
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.
EU Commission President von der Leyen and Minister President Söder want an alliance for nuclear fusion
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.
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Videos, events


Energy of the future.Fusion 2100

Energy of the future.
Fusion 2100

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Where does fusion research stand today? How will a fusion power plant work? An entertaining and informative account.

Assembly of Wendelstein 7-X

Assembly of Wendelstein 7-X

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The assembly of the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device from 2005 to 2014 comprised in a three-minutes time lapse film

Visitors service – Guided tours at IPP

Visitors service – Guided tours at IPP

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Visitors by appointment are most welcome to the IPP in Garching and Greifswald.  
Professions and careers
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) at Garching and Greifswald is one of Europe's leading fusion research centres.

 
Training in the scientific sector

IPP is dedicated to training outstanding young scientists, from providing practicals for undergraduates, then bachelor, master and PhD theses, to the presentation of comprehensive courses of graduate study.
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