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The ITER community was treated to a special event last Thursday 12 March. In the first of a series of Inside ITER conferences, David Campbell, Assistant Deputy Director-General for Fusion Science & Technology, made a concise presentation on the basics of fusion, and fielded questions from a mixed audience of scientific and non-scientific ITER employees. All were there to enrich their knowledge about the science of the ITER Project.
"The aim of these seminars," explained David, "is to explain what we're doing here in ITER in a straightforward and simple manner. We all come from very different backgrounds. My hope today is that you'll leave today with a clear idea about why we're doing fusion research, what fusion is, what plasma is and, indeed, what ITER is ..."
More than 200 people attended the seminar, in a terrific start to the Inside ITER series. Please be encouraged to attend the next one on 2 April 14.00-15.00. Deputy Director-General Gary Johnson from the Tokamak Department will give a presentation on the technological and scientific challenges of the ITER Tokamak.
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