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


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.
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.
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.
New edition of the ASDEX Upgrade Letter released
Information about research with the fusion device ASDEX Upgrade
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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.


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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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