On the physics and prospects of fusion energy - an exciting journey


Event details

Date 20.03.2023
Hour 16:1517:15
Speaker Prof. Frank Jenko, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Fusion energy - based on the physical processes that power billions of stars in our galaxy - holds the promise of becoming an attractive key player in covering the world's continuously growing electricity needs. The realization of this ambitious idea requires us to understand and control the extremely complex behavior of magnetically confined plasmas at more than 100 million degrees. In our quest to unravel the fascinating nonlinear dynamics at play, simulations on the world's largest supercomputers as well as modern machine learning techniques prove to be invaluable. Recent breakthroughs and novel developments will be highlighted.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Institut de Physique


  • Christian Theiler