News Archive

1 - ITER News

The century of critical temperature

03 December 2011

Some years ago, Pierre Bauer would certainly not have dreamed that one day he would stand to introduce the man who once initiated his PhD thesis. But that is exactly the position he found himself in this week in front of assembled ITER staff as he announced the lecturer for the Inside ITER seminar "100 Years of Superconductivity: 50 Years of Superconducting Magnets." ...

FUSENET - preparing the next fusion generation

02 December 2011

At the end of November the Executive Board of FUSENET—the European Fusion Education Network—met in Cadarache. The FUSENET project, launched three years ago and funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), brings together 36 European universities and Euratom associations from 18 countries....

A lot to talk about

29 November 2011

Several important things have happened since the ITER Organization and the Local Information Commission (CLI)—the independent body that acts as an interface between a nuclear operator and the local public—met for the last time in mid-June...

Joint Communiqué Second Interim ITER Council

12 July 2007, Tokyo, Japan

The second meeting of the Interim ITER Council (IIC) took place on 11 and 12 July in Tokyo, under the Chairmanship of Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith, CCE-EU Chairman (EU). The meeting came about half a year after its first meeting held immediately after the signature in Paris, 21 November 2006, of the Agreement on the Joint Implementation of ITER, the world’s largest fusion energy experiment that is aimed at establishing the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion as an energy source for peaceful purposes....

European Domestic Agency opens doors in Barcelona

28 June 2007, Barcelona, Spain

On 28 June, the European Domestic Agency opened its doors in Barcelona, under the name “Fusion for Energy”. European Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik took part in the ceremony to inaugurate the headquarters of the new "European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy". It will work with industry and research organisations around Europe to provide the components needed to build ITER...

Russian Duma ratifies ITER Agreement

27 June 2007, Moscow, Russia

On Wednesday 27 June, the Russian upper house of parliament, the State Duma, has ratified the Agreement on the establishment of the ITER Organization, and the Agreement on the privileges and immunities of the ITER Organization. This is the first step to full ratification of the ITER Agreement by Russia...

Broader Approach agreement between EU and Japan signed

5 February 2007, Tokyo, Japan

On Monday 5 February in Tokyo, the EU and the Japanese government signed the "Broader Approach" agreement that was initialled on 22 November 2006, the day after the signing of the ITER agreement in Paris. This agreement is part of the deal hammered out during the site decision process, defining a "previlidged partnership" for Japan and setting out the work to be carried out jointly by the EU and Japan in support of ITER. The EU/Japan agreement lasts 10 years and represents some 340 million Euro of European investment...

2 - Other News

Nuclear physicists examine oxygen's limits

14 September 2007, Michigan State University, USA

Physicists at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University have made a unique measurement of an exotic oxygen nucleus, leading scientists one step closer to deciphering the behavior of the element at its limits of existence...

Cold fusion is back at the American Chemical Society

29 March 2007, Chicago, Illinois, USA

After an 18-year hiatus, the American Chemical Society (ACS) seems to be warming to cold fusion. Today that society is holding a symposium at their national meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on 'low-energy nuclear reactions', the official name for cold fusion...