Subscribe options

Select your newsletters:


Please enter your email address:

@

News & Media

Latest ITER Newsline

  • Making remote handling less remote

    Over a wet and windy three-day period on the ITER site in November, around 90 representatives of the ITER Organization, the Domestic Agencies of Europe and Japa [...]

    Read more

  • The framework for sharing ITER intellectual property

    In signing the ITER Agreement in 2006, the seven ITER Members were agreeing not only to share in the costs of constructing and operating the ITER facility, but [...]

    Read more

  • Wendelstein achieves ultra-precise magnetic topology

    A recent article in the online journal Nature Communications confirms that the complex topology of the magnetic field of Wendelstein 7-X—the world's largest ste [...]

    Read more

  • The Matrix, rigid and fluid

    A fast-growing array of structures and buildings has been emerging across the ITER worksite platform under the control and supervision of the European Domestic [...]

    Read more

  • By road, river and sea

    They travelled by road from the Air Liquide factory near Grenoble, sailed down the Rhône River from Lyon and entered the Mediterranean to the east of Fos-sur-Me [...]

    Read more

Of Interest

See archived articles

250,000 visitors at Korean Science Festival

-Ji-min Song, ITER Korea

The National Fusion Research Institute showed the development of fusion energy by introducing KSTAR, the world's largest existing superconducting tokamak device, and ITER. (Click to view larger version...)
The National Fusion Research Institute showed the development of fusion energy by introducing KSTAR, the world's largest existing superconducting tokamak device, and ITER.
Korea's largest annual science exhibition, the Korean Science Festival 2012 was held in the convention centre KINTEX in Il-San, north-west of Seoul, on 14-19 August 2012. Over 250,000 students and parents got the chance to experience scientific programs ranging from climate change to energy.

The National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) showed the development of fusion energy by introducing KSTAR, the world's largest existing superconducting tokamak, and ITER, which aims to demonstrate that fusion is one of the answers to our future energy needs.

Fusion can be fun ... as was demonstrated during the fusion classes that were held for the young public at the Festival. (Click to view larger version...)
Fusion can be fun ... as was demonstrated during the fusion classes that were held for the young public at the Festival.
Through the use of plasma balls, staff from NFRI were able to explain in a simple way the nature and behaviour of plasma, the fourth state of matter. They also gave talks on the work being performed at NFRI, KSTAR and ITER.

The 2012 Korean Science Festival, centred on the theme of 'Science and Creativity,' was celebrated by all and the festival was clearly a success.

Leaving the convention centre with memories of a great experience, all the participants were looking forward to the one that will take place next year.


return to the latest published articles