Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
The Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP)
is concerned with investigating the physical fundamentals underlying
a fusion power plant which - like the sun - is designed to gain energy
from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. The two concepts for the magnetic
confinement of fusion plasma - Tokamak arrangement and stellarator principle
- are examined for their power plant suitability at the IPP. In Garching,
the ASDEX-Upgrade Tokamak and the WENDELSTEIN 7-AS stellarator are operated.
The successor WENDELSTEIN 7-X is under preparation at the branch institute
of IPP in Greifswald. The work of the IPP is integrated in national
and European programmes as well as in world-wide co-operation. On the
European level, the IPP presently involved in the largest fusion experiment
in the world JET (Joint European Torus).
At the same time, IPP co-operates in the world-wide project for the
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor ITER.
11 - 15 March 2018
30 September - 04 October 2018
Prague, Czech Republic