Status of ITER – the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

Jean Jacquinot (ITER) and Matthew Hole (ANU).

ITER Bioshield Oct 2015 [source: Atkins]

5.30 for 6 pm Wednesday 30 November 2016.
Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium, Ground Floor, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood, NSW.

Meeting hosted by the Nuclear Engineering Panel, Engineers Australia and the Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation (IICA)

Light refreshments will be provided prior to the presentation.

Registration: Engineers Australia Members IICA Members & Students: Free
Non members: $30

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The goal of ITER is to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion energy, building on several decades of worldwide research on the physics and technology of magnetic confinement. ITER is the world’s largest and most complex energy research project undertaken with the prospect of an inexhaustible energy respectful of the environment. To meet this challenge an international collaboration of seven partners (EU, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the United States) has been established in order to build, operate ITER and share the scientific results.
The first presentation, given by Jean Jacquinot, will emphasize the engineering aspects of the project and the status of its construction. The second presentation, given by Matthew Hole, will highlight the Australian contribution to fusion research. Matthew will articulate Australia’s scientific capability in fusion science and engineering and identify how this might contribute to the ITPA (International Tokomak Physics Activity), ITER and the fusion power program.

About the Speakers

Jean Jacquinot spent 20 years as a researcher in the CEA fusion laboratory before joining the JET project in Culham, UK where he was the Associate Director in charge of tokamak operations culminating with the 1997 DT phase where record fusion power was achieved. Jean was Director of JET in 1999. From 2000-2005 he was Director of the fusion effort in CEA Cadarache, including the Tore Supra tokamak. Since 2006, he has been Senior Adviser to Bernard Bigot, then CEO of CEA and since March 2015, ITER Director General.

Associate Professor Matthew Hole is a Senior Fellow of the ANU. His principal field of research is magnetohydrodynamics, fluid modelling, and wave analysis of industrial plasmas, fusion plasmas and space plasmas. Matthew is the founding Chair of the Australian ITER forum, a research network spanning over 180 scientists and engineers, and the Australian member of the IAEA International Fusion Research Council.