Institutional boost to Granada's candidacy: the Government authorizes the creation of the consortium with Regional Government of Andalucía and contributes 16.3 million euros

The candidacy of Granada to host the particle accelerator IFMIF-DONES has gained momentum thanks to the authorization by the Council of Ministers of the creation of the consortium between the Spanish Government and the Regional Government of Andalucía and a contribution of 16.3 million euros to finance various activities for preparing the ground and setting up laboratories.


Pilar Aranda, Rector of the University of Granada

‘The University of Granada is creating quality employment and high-tech services related to IFMIF-DONES, while promoting the project with cutting-edge research’

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The Rector of the University of Granada has place the University of Granada among the world’s elite in multiple research disciplines. This experience will be an essential asset when tackling one of the major challenges this institution has had to face throughout its history: the implementation of IFMIF-DONES.


DONES-PreP Council analyses the progress of the project

The Council holds its second meeting since the beginning of the preparatory phase in order to analysed the work conducted during the first months of the project.

ESFRI addresses the role of IFMIF-DONES in the European Green Deal

Chairman of the DONES-PreP project Council, Tonči Tadić, participates in the conference ‘European Research Infrastructures for a Smarter Future' last May 15, held by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). Tadić presented the role that IFMIF-DONES could have in the European Green Deal.


María Teresa Domínguez, Executive Director in Advanced Projects and R&D at Empresarios Agrupados

‘Fusion is a big scientific and technological challenge that can change the energy paradigm, but it will take time’

The Executive Director in Advanced Projects and R&D at Empresarios Agrupados, with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of fission and fusion, analyses the challenges posed by the construction of the particle accelerator IFMIF-DONES and its huge impact in the country’s industry and energy sector.



Barcelona Supercomputing Center organises webinar on particle accelerator with almost 150 participants

The technical director of IFMIF-DONES was invited to talk about the project, which is key in the development of fusion energy.
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PhD students of the fusion programme of the University of Manchester attend a seminar about IFMIF-DONES

About thirty students attended last April 7th the online talk given by the director of the project, Ángel Ibarra.



How to contain plasma to prevent its escape

DONES-Prep continues with a series of introductory articles on energy production by nuclear fusion and the IFMIF-DONES project. This second article explains how can we build a container for the plasma produced by the reaction of deuterium and tritium.



Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

    The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics (IFJ PAN) is currently the largest research institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The broad range of studies and activities of IFJ PAN includes basic and applied research, ranging from particle physics and astrophysics, through hadron physics, energy nuclear physics, condensed matter physics to various applications of methods of nuclear physics in interdisciplinary research.

    Centre for Energy


    The Energy Research Center (EK) was founded in 2012 on the basis of two former independent institutions, the Institute of Isotopes (IKI) and the KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute (AEKI). This center is part of the research network of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and its main mission is to perform research and development in the field of nuclear science and technology for facilitating the adoption and the safe use of nuclear technology in Hungary.

    Learn more about IFMIF DONES project

    Looking for more information from the project? Visit our IFMIF-DONES website.
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    This newsletter has been elaborated by the DONES Preparatory Phase project. This project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 870186. The information herein reflects only the author’s view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of it.