Year in review: What happened at ASDEX Upgrade in 2023?

The IPP's tokamak experiment in Garching has been undergoing conversion since summer 2022. The progress can be followed in a video more

How to trap antimatter and matter together

The APEX Collaboration, centered around the APEX-PAX-EPOS working group in Garching, aims to research plasmas consisting of electrons and positrons.

Why artificial intelligence is gaining importance in fusion research

Software tools like ChatGPT made machine learning and AI popular worldwide this year. At the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), researchers have been successfully developing such algorithms for science for some time.

Nuclear fusion master plan: Bavaria announces increased funding

Bavaria's Minister President Dr. Markus Söder and Science Minister Markus Blume visited the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching on 28 September 2023. At a press conference, they presented the Bavarian Master Plan for Nuclear Fusion. 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. more

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. more

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