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




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.
An alternative for the energy supply of ASDEX Upgrade
If the flywheel generator EZ2 at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching were to fail, no replacement would be available. Supercapacitors could be a solution.
New issue of the ASDEX Upgrade Letter published
Information about the fusion facility ASDEX Upgrade
The "Fusion Research Position Paper" was presented at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin on 22 June 2023.
The paper presented today outlines fields of action and possible strategically oriented measures in magnetic and laser fusion research. They are to form the basis for a new funding programme to be developed by the Ministry.
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Videos, events

Energy of the future.Fusion 2100

Energy of the future.
Fusion 2100

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

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

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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