The Hungarian fusion community
About 50 professionals do fusion research in Hungary, while the number of undergraduate students is typically 10. The work is coordinated and 70 percent is performed by the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (former KFKI-RMKI). This organisation is the Hungarian member of the EUROfusion Consortium, therefore the Hungarian fusion community is called Wigner Fusion. Besides Wigner RCP the Budapest University of Technology and Economics performs fusion research and development in close collaboration with Wigner RCP and supports the program with excellent education activities. Additionally to the two main institutions the Energy Research Centre provides fusion related material research and ProDSP Kft. acts as electronics developer.
The Hungarian fusion research program also uses a large number of subcontractors, who design and manufacture special equipment needed for our work.