The Fusion Science programme
Medium-Size Tokamak Campaigns
Divertor Test Tokamak
JT-60SA, a super advanced tokamak currently being built by Europe and Japan, has started operation in 2019. JT-60SA aims to qualify steady state plasma regimes of operation for ITER.
Theory & Advanced Simulation
The vision for the EUROfusion Theory and Advanced Simulation Coordination (E-TASC) is to integrate the world-class fusion science and engineering with emerging advanced computing capability. To this end, the Fusion Science group will work on developing a coherent programme of theory, simulation, verification, and validation – covering plasma physics, materials science, and innovative approaches to engineering design. A key goal in this context will be to produce a high-quality suite of “EUROfusion-standard” software to interpret data from ITER and associated facilities, and reliably extrapolate to inform DEMO design.