This is a new Summer School module oriented at Master and PhD students specializing in high-temperature plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion. The lecturers are scientific researchers working and publishing in the corresponding field. The purpose is to give the young participants the possibility to learn directly from the authors of the contemporary scientific publications contributing to the development of the physics basis of the controlled nuclear fusion.
Controlled nuclear fusion is the most complex scientific and technical task the mankind has ever encountered. The demand for a clean, accessible, and dependable energy source is recognized and corresponds to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Topic Cluster "Magnetoplasma; Tokamak Devices; Plasmas" is within top 25% in the world by prominence according to the SciVal portal by Elsevier.
The tokamak was invented in Russia in early 1950s. In 1969 under the leadership of academician L.A. Artsimovich a controlled thermonuclear fusion in a tokamak was implemented in laboratory conditions for the first time in the world. In 2020 the ITER tokamak assembly started. The JT-60SA tokamak is now being prepared for the first plasma experiments in Japan. These devices are major milestones on the path to DEMO, i.e. a demonstration nuclear fusion power plant. ITER is to demonstrate the integration of science, technology, and safety features for a fusion reactor. JT-60SA is aimed at key physics issues for ITER and DEMO.
Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).
We are proud to offer the limited numbers of tuition fee waiver to excellent, highly motivated students to study on our summer schools.
All applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of one of the countries from the IAEA
- Submit a CV and a Motivation Letter e via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline for the tuition fee waiver is May 17, 2021
All the applicants will be evaluated by academic coordinators of the course.
Successful applicants will be notified in the week commencing May 31, 2022
The detailed course description for ECTS credits transfer at your home university:
Advances in Nuclear Fusion Science Descriptor SS22.pdf
Professors and lecturers:
Summer and Winter Schools Team