Every two years, the “crème de la crème” of the international fusion science community comes together for a week to discuss the state of the art in fusion. Often called the “Champions League of Fusion” or even the “Fusion Olympics,” the Fusion Energy Conference (FEC) has no parallel. It is here where the latest progress in fusion research is presented and discussed by the top players in the field.
Preparation for the Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, the first edition of the Fusion Energy Conferences. (IAEA Archives/Credit: Photo Ellinger)
For the third time since the first convention in Salzburg in 1961, the FEC is organized by France. The issues to discuss during this 28th edition are of no small import: ITER started tokamak assembly, with First Plasma is just five years away; a number of updated tokamaks are scheduled to come back on line in the world in 2020-2021 ; and never before in history have there been so many fusion start-ups and private enterprises joining the quest for fusion energy—with one magazine even writing about “fusion fever” on its cover! We live in interesting times!
For more information on the background of the FEC, please consult the IAEA website https://www.iaea.org/events/fec-2020
The 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference
will be held
as virtual web congress from 10-15 May 2021
Organized by the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),
and supported by the
Government of France
through the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
and the ITER Organization (IO)