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Video camera system improvements for Wendelstein 7-X

Video camera system improvements for Wendelstein 7-X

It has been over a year and a half since the worlds biggest and most complex fusion experimental device, Wendelstein 7-X has started in Greifswald, Germany. The video diagnostics system of the Hungarian team provided the first images of the first plasma discharges that came into the World’s press. Since then, the Hungarian team has been continuously working on further developmentsfor the upcoming experiments starting […]

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Fusion, Sziget festival, 2017

Fusion, Sziget festival, 2017

In the last decade it became a traditon that researchers and engineers of the Wigner Physics Research Center left the keyboards, screwdrivers behind, leaving the comfort of labs and go the Sziget festival to tell young people from all over the world about nuclear fusion. At the festival, the Hungarian Nuclear Society’s Youth for Nuclear Energy and Fusion Group jointly promoted the presence and future […]

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ITER cable testing measurements at Wigner RCP

ITER cable testing measurements at Wigner RCP

„I can also say that for example a long distance runner is running long distances because he or she is a long distance runner, we are high-tech engineers so we are doing high-tech engineering. This is so simple.” Said Gábor Veres, the Head of Plasma Physics Department, Wigner RCP. He is very proud of our engineers who are working on the World’s largest fusion experiment […]

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Internship at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Internship at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics

From Germany to the Wigner for an internship? Why not? Watch the interview with Jan-Henrik Herrig where he tells what is he doing durings his internship and how does he feel like at Wigner Research Centre for Physics.  

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Fusion at BME Children’s University

Fusion at BME Children’s University

(Written by Dr. Gergő Pokol and Mátyás Aradi) Children’s University summer camp was organized at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) from 26 June till 7 July 2017, which aims to promote engineering and natural sciences among elementary school children. The young students listened to lectures and participated at seminars where they could experience the life of a researcher. At the end of […]

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Fusion and FINA World Championships

Fusion and FINA World Championships

Did you know that the amount of energy which can be extracted with fusion from the water in  a 50 meter long Olympic size pool like Duna Aréna‘s could serve the energy needs of a Budapest size city for more than 4 years? And the fact that more than half of the world’s population are building the first power plant size fusion experimental reactor? No? […]

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The Wigner fusion team and the German stellarator

The Wigner fusion team and the German stellarator

At first hearing, it may sound like a bad sci-fi movie title but the story is very real and serious. A team of Wigner fusion spent the last 3 weeks at the world’s largest stellarator device, W7-X, to install a new, fully Hungarian developed equipment for the German beast. Dr. Gábor Anda, project manager, Tibor Krizsanóczi electrical engineer, Sándor Hegedűs physicist and Domonkos Nagy mechanical […]

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Our new diagnostics departed to Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Our new diagnostics departed to Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

New Hungarian diagnostics departed and arrives today at the Wendelstein 7-X, the world’s largest stellarator type experimental fusion device in Greifswald, Germany, where the work of the Hungarians is well known. Feverish preparation and packing preceded the departure of the accelerated alkaline atomic diagnostics, designed and manufactured by the members of the Beam Emission Spectroscopy Research Group, Wigner Research Center for Physics,  Dr. Gábor Anda, […]

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Our new diagnostics shipped to MAST-Upgrade tokamak

Our new diagnostics shipped to MAST-Upgrade tokamak

A turbulence imaging 2D diagnostics system has been installed on MAST at 2010. This diagnostic was operating very successfully in measurement campaigns in 2011 and 2013. The experiment was shut down for a major upgrade in 2013 and is expected to be operational at the end of 2017. The machine was also renamed to MAST-U. The is also being upgraded during the shutdown. The optics […]

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The 8th Hungarian Plasma Physics and Fusion Technology Workshop has been successfully organized

The 8th Hungarian Plasma Physics and Fusion Technology Workshop has been successfully organized

The 8th Hungarian Plasma Physics and Fusion Technology Workshop (HPPW) was organised by the Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This year the workshop was held in Esztergom where the scientists and engineers could discuss their last 2 years’ work and achievements in details. An international advisory Panel was invited to review and advice on the programme of the Hungarian […]

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