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  • Cryostat | As clean as a freshly minted coin

    Before it is encased in its protective cocoon and moved to temporary storage, the cryostat upper cylinder must be cleaned. The operation is both low-tech and es [...]

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  • Top management | Alain Bécoulet, Head of Engineering

    When Alain Bécoulet embraced plasma physics back in the mid-1980s as a student at France's prestigious École Normale Supérieure, he did it for two reasons: one [...]

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  • Science | New steady state analysis

    Recent research shows it should be possible to reach steady-state fusion production in ITER with the baseline mix of heating and current drive systems, in parti [...]

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  • Image of the week | Like dancers in a vertical ballet

    Of all the movements of workers and equipment in the Assembly Hall, these are the most gracious... Like ballet dancers on a vertical stage, two workers are b [...]

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  • Cryostat base | Grand opening soon

    Picture a giant soup plate, 30 metres in diameter, slowing descending into a deep concrete cylinder. Track the near imperceptible movement of the double overhea [...]

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Council Room: Ready to go!



The Council Room, on the 5th floor of the ITER Headquarters building, is being readied to host the Eleventh Meeting of the ITER Council on 28-29 November.

Cleaning personnel were polishing the oval table, vacuuming the wall-to-wall carpeting and cleaning the large window panes ... technicians were fine-tuning the audio-video system ... while Tim Watson and Wouter Van Baaren, from ITER's Building and Site Infrastructure Directorate, and Takayuki Shirao, Office of the Director-General, made sure that everything would be ready and perfect by Wednesday morning.


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