New appointment at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

Professor Thomas Sunn Pedersen appointed as Scientific Fellow

May 25, 2011

On 1 June 2011 Danish Professor Dr. Thomas Sunn Pedersen will take up his appointment as new Scientific Fellow of Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) at Garching / Greifswald and will head the Stellarator Edge and Divertor Physics division.

Professor Pedersen, who is moving to Greifswald from Columbia University, New York, has gained recognition in the field of experimental plasma physics and fusion research with important and original work: Besides his studies on plasma instabilities, particle transport and turbulence in fusion plasma, he has been concerned with quite different types of plasmas, viz. non-neutral plasmas. He was first to succeed in magnetically confining an electrically non-neutral plasma, even a pure electron plasma.

The Greifswald branch of IPP is at present building the Wendelstein 7-X research device, which on completion will be the world’s most modern and largest fusion device of the stellarator type. At IPP in Greifswald Professor Pedersen is to establish a scientific division concerned with the important edge region of the plasma ... more >>

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