The IAEA posts online the Programme of the 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference and prepares for the Conference now planned for May 2021
This is an exciting time for fusion research and the topics we are discussing will be just as relevant next spring as they would have been this autumnDanas Ridikas, Head of the Physics Section at the IAEA when the new dates of the FEC2020 were confirmed for 10-15 May, 2021.
The IAEA and its organizing partners have now released the programme of the conference, which can be found here. The event will feature a wide range of cutting-edge advances in nuclear fusion science. There will be 22 overview presentations delivered by various stakeholders in the field, including:
- Bernard Bigot, Director General of the ITER organization, who will discuss the preparation for assembly and commissioning of ITER;
- Jerome Bucalossi, WEST Project Leader at the CEA, who will present an overview of the first phase of operation of WEST, a tokamak device in France;
- Yutaka Kamada, Deputy Director General of QST, will report on the progress of the construction of JT-60SA, the Japan-EU joint fusion device;
- Yuichi Takase, Professor at the University of Tokyo, will discuss the spherical tokamak devices around the world, including NSTX-U in the US, Globus-M2 in Russia, and ST40 in the UK.
The six-day event will feature 717 presentations, including 93 oral presentations. A guided tour at the ITER construction site as well as various exhibitions and satellite meetings will be organized for participants on the sidelines of the conference.
Postponing the 28th FEC to 2021 will enable us to mark the 60th anniversary of the conference series and discuss many milestones that have been achieved thanks to the vision and joint efforts of fusion pioneers, scientists and engineersDanas Ridikas