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




Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics signs cooperation agreement with German fusion start-up Proxima Fusion
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) will work with the start-up Proxima Fusion, the first spin-out company in the history of the IPP, to further develop the stellarator concept.

New discovery points the way to more compact fusion power plants
A magnetic cage keeps the more than 100 million degree Celsius hot plasmas in nuclear fusion devices at a distance from the vessel wall so that they do not melt. Now researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) have found a way to significantly reduce this distance. This could make it possible to build smaller and cheaper fusion reactors for energy production.

Rachael McDermott is new director at the MPI for Plasma Physics
She and her division investigate the transport phenomena in fusion plasmas and their stability to gain insights for the design and operation of future fusion power plants.

IPP congratulates the Max Planck Society on its 75th birthday
On 26 February 1948, the Max Planck Society (MPG) was founded in the "Kameradschaftshaus" of the Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt in Göttingen - today part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
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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.  
Interested in contributing to the development of a new energy source?

IPP offers an outgoing and stimulating international setting providing ambitious objectives in research, technology, tradesmanship and administration.
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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