Interview with Francisco Rodríguez, President of the Provincial Council of Granada

“IFMIF-DONES is one of the most important projects in the recent history of Granada”

The president of the Diputación de Granada, Francisco Rodríguez, trusts IFMIF-DONES as a driving force for the province’s development. In his opinion, the location of the largest scientific infrastructure in the country in a completely rural environment is an example of the new socio-economic paradigm that the provincial institution will promote.

DONES Steering Committee agrees to establish the DONES Programme Team

The DONES Steering Committee met in the Croatian city of Zagreb on 14th March, in its 3rd meeting, to discuss and review the progress of the DONES Programme, in particular the organisational and legal requirements needed to progress further.

IFMIF-DONES brings together in Granada world specialists in linear accelerators

The Science Park of Granada hosted the prestigious SLHiPP-10 workshop (10th Open Collaboration Meeting on Superconducting Linacs for High Power Proton Beam), organised by the IFMIF-DONES Spain Consortium and the ESS (European Spallation Source).

Ángel Ibarra, speaker at the workshop ‘Nuclear fusion: initiatives towards DEMO’

The director of IFMIF-DONES España Consortium, Ángel Ibarra, participated as a speaker at the workshop ‘Nuclear fusion: initiatives towards DEMO’, organised by CIEMAT, CDTI and Ineustar/Induciencia, with the collaboration of IFMIF-DONES, UNED, University of Seville and UPM.

The European High-Level Roundtable on Fusion energy calls for closer collaboration between the public and the private sector

The European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Iliana Ivanova, chaired the first ‘High Level Round Table on Fostering Innovation for Fusion Energy in Europe’ on 14 March.

Representatives of IFMIF-DONES and the University of Granada visit CERN

IFMIF-DONES team members Santiago Becerril (Test Systems Coordinator) and Claudio Torregrosa (Diagnostics Coordinator) visited the nTOF NEAR facility at CERN on 19 January, together with researchers from the University of Granada (UGR), Alberto Palma, Miguel Ángel Carvajal, Irene Álvarez and Juan Antonio Moreno.

‘DONES EVO’: developing the technology to produce isotopes for medical use at IFMIF-DONES

IFMIF-DONES is a unique facility requiring a broad set of technologies. Although most of the necessary technologies have already been validated, there are still some aspects that introduce risks in the evolution of the project.

IFMIF-DONES could supply Spanish hospitals with radiopharmaceuticals

The Atomic and Nuclear Structure group of the University of Granada (UGR), in collaboration with researchers from CIEMAT, has recently published a paper demonstrating that IFMIF-DONES could supply Spanish hospitals with the most widely used radioisotope in the diagnosis of diseases: molybdenum-technetium. Moreover, this could be done without interfering with the normal operation of the facility.

IFMIF-DONES, protagonist at the Transfiere Forum

The director of the IFMIF-DONES España Consortium, Angel Ibarra, moderated the round table “IFMIF-DONES and Large Scientific Facilities: an opportunity for industry”, which took place on 21 March at the Transfiere Forum.

Schedule of the 2nd DONES Xcitech

The second edition of the DONES Xcitech has already defined its schedule. The Science and Technology School, organised by the IFMIF-DONES España Consortium and the University of Granada, will take place from 21 to 26 April in Granada (Spain).


Interview with Iván Podadera, Project Leader Consolidation Phase

You can watch the interview with Iván Podadera, Project Leader Consolidation Phase of the European project DONES ConP1 in this video.


Susana Clement Lorenzo, distinguished by ‘Women in DONES’

Susana Clement Lorenzo, Acting Head of Broader Approach Department at Fusion for Energy, has been honoured by the ‘Women in Dones’ (WiD) collective, a group that aims to become an international platform to highlight the role played by women in the advancement of research and cutting-edge technologies in the DONES Programme.

The ‘Women in DONES’ collective is growing

Almost fifty people already make up ‘Women in DONES’ (WiD). The group comprises professionals from different fields, such as engineers, professors, pre-doctoral students, researchers, biomedical researchers, administrative technicians, and industrial sector representatives from other cities and countries who work around IFMIF-DONES.

We celebrate together with the Red Cross the Day of Women and Girls in Science

The IFMIF-DONES España Consortium and the Red Cross organised an activity at the Science Park to commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

IFMIF-DONES arouses great interest among secondary school students

The IES Arabuleila, in Cúllar Vega (Granada), hosted a talk on IFMIF-DONES. The coordinator of the Technical Office, José Aguilar, held a meeting with secondary school students during the Science Week organised by this centre in February.

Multiplying scientific vocations

We are passionate about popularising science. For this reason, we are grateful for the invitations we receive from schools to give talks to their teachers and students. On 21 March, Antonio Moreno, an engineer at IFMIF-DONES, took part in the orientation days at El Carmelo school (Granada) and Pablo Canca, a researcher at the University of Granada who works at IFMIF-DONES, gave a lecture at IES Ganivet (Granada) last February.

Scientific dissemination around IFMIF-DONES at IES Alhambra

The IES Alhambra (Granada) hosted a talk on IFMIF-DONES during the 3rd Week of Arts and Sciences organised last February.


Interview with Gloria Velasco Jiménez, Department of Management and Administration

A Business Administration and Management graduate, Gloria Velasco Jiménez (Otura, Granada, 1992) emphasizes the coordination between the different project departments and the optimization of processes for the benefit of common objectives. She mainly looks forward to the team’s growth, which will continue in the coming months. For her, the role played by the ‘Women in DONES’ collective, which she is a member of, is fundamental.


We present the book “Accelerators, humanity and the Universe”


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