Nuclear fusion simulation to pioneer transition to exascale supercomputers

The EU Commission is providing 2.14 million euros in funding to take the GENE simulation code developed at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) to a new level. By using exascale supercomputers, it enable digital twins of nuclear fusion experiments such as ITER in future. IPP, the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) and the Technical University of Munich will work together on the project. more

Fusion meeting of research and industry in Garching with premiere appearance of two start-up initiatives

Around 70 representatives from industry and research as well as from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) met on 8 December for the 2nd Forum FUSION Germany. more

H-mode: This discovery made ITER possible

Forty years ago, physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics found a new plasma state that could be particularly suitable for energy production: the H-mode. On 8 November 1982, the corresponding paper was published, giving fusion research a worldwide boost. To this day, the investigation of the H-mode is one of their most important fields of work. more

A new solution to one of the major problems of fusion research

Current experiments and simulations show how to avoid destructive plasma instabilities in fusion reactors like ITER.

New experiments for ITER preparation at the fusion facility JET

European researchers are using helium plasmas to test the interaction with the wall material of the Joint European Torus (JET). The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics is also involved. more

Wendelstein 7-X on the verge of new peak performance

Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) – the stellarator at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Greifswald – has been significantly improved and will resume scientific experiments in autumn 2022. more

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