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  • Gravity supports | First production unit in China

    Bolted in a perfect circle to the pedestal ring of the cryostat base, 18 gravity supports will brace the curved outer edge of each toroidal field coil. These un [...]

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  • Conference | Fun-filled vacuum

    The science of ITER is not simple. But with a bit of imagination (and a dose of humour) a way can be found to convey the most complex physics notions to a publi [...]

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  • Naive question of the week | What happens to the car keys?

    We begin today a new series that aims to answer basic, even naive, questions about fusion and ITER. An image used often, when trying to convey the amount of e [...]

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  • Metrology | Facing the millimetre test

    In the realm of the very large at ITER, some of the biggest challenges are lurking down in the millimetre range. Within the Assembly Building a massive struct [...]

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  • Fusion research in Europe | Working it out together

    In Europe, fusion research is structured around a goal-oriented roadmap that closely involves universities, research laboratories and industry. Sibylle Günter, [...]

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Message to Japan

Osamu Motojima, Director-General of the ITER Organization


We learned today of the dramatic earthquake that took place off the eastern coast of Japan from the Aomori and Miyagi Prefectures to the Ibaraki Prefecture. While it has been confirmed that no ITER staff are on mission in Japan at this time, our thoughts go to the families of our Japanese colleagues, and to all those in Japan who are associated with the ITER Project — the Japanese Domestic Agency for ITER, our Broader Approach colleagues in Rokkasho-Mura, Oaraï, and Naka, our colleagues at NIFS, and the wider fusion family.


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