IFMIF-DONES’ strong international presence in London

The 62nd IAEA International Fusion Research Council (IFRC) meeting, held on 15 October in London, was attended by Moisés Weber, Deputy Director of IFMIF-DONES Spain, representing the Director, Ángel Ibarra.

During his participation, Weber presented the current situation of fusion energy in Spain through the contribution “Fusion in Spain”. Afterwards, he participated in the Council’s deliberations.

The International Fusion Research Council (IFRC) was founded in 1971 within the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), with the primary objective of promoting international cooperation in controlled fusion research and its applications. The establishment of the International Federation was recommended by an international panel of leading scientists convened by the IAEA in Trieste, Italy, in June 1970, which was tasked with considering the subject of international cooperation in controlled nuclear fusion research and its applications.

The International Federation is an advisory body to the Director General on matters related to the Agency’s controlled nuclear fusion programme to promote international cooperation.
The Council comprises one member from each Agency Member State or international organisation engaged in a substantial controlled nuclear fusion research effort. The Director-General appoints the members after consultation with their respective governments for four years and is eligible for reappointment.

FEC 23

On the other hand, from the 16th to the 21st of October, the 29th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC-23) took place in London. IFMIF-DONES was represented by a plenary paper and some posters, including an Overview Poster. The FEC, which takes place every two years, is one of the most important conferences in fusion energy.

In this edition, more than 1300 scientists have presented the relevant results obtained in the last two years, in which significant events such as the important milestones reached in NIF with the first ignition of a fusion reaction, the new power record in JET or the commissioning of the JT60SA. It has joined the expectation for the status of our flagship, the ITER Project and the start of construction of IFMIF-DONES, all of this spiced up with the flood of news that has been coming from a private sector that is entirely on the boil and which has led to a positive review of the fusion energy roadmap—all in all, an exciting edition that will be difficult to forget.

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