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  • Lower cylinder | A transfer that felt like art

    Art has little to do with the transfer of a giant component. On Monday however, as ITER was preparing to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci's 500th anniversary, scienc [...]

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  • Event | ITER in Da Vinci mode

    'The most noble pleasure is the joy of understanding.' Written more than 500 years ago in the private journal of Leonardo da Vinci, these words still felt timel [...]

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  • Image of the week | When the Pit inspires an artist

    On a Sunday morning, when all is silent and still on the ITER platform, an eerie dimension is added to the Tokamak Pit. Hidden eyes seem to peer through the [...]

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  • Leonardo and innovation | In the steps of a giant

    To the members of a panel on innovation and Italian leadership, the moderator had one question: how do you see Leonardo da Vinci's scientific method—a systemati [...]

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  • Image of the week | Sandblasting

    Whether at home or in a nuclear installation, a painting job begins with surface preparation. In the ITER Tokamak Pit, close to 3,000 square metres of wall need [...]

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A photographic journey into the Pit

At the heart of the Tokamak Complex a deep, perfectly cylindrical well is taking shape. Here, the ITER Tokamak will be assembled from bottom up, enclosed in its stainless steel cryostat and surrounded by the thick concrete walls of the bioshield. 

Standing at the L2 level of the bioshield, a worker helps the viewer to judge the scale of the construction work underway at the heart of the Tokamak Building. (Click to view larger version...)
Standing at the L2 level of the bioshield, a worker helps the viewer to judge the scale of the construction work underway at the heart of the Tokamak Building.
Newsline takes you this week on a photographic journey into one of the most complex and challenging construction projects in the world.


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