Experiments at Princeton University have shown that magnetic reconnection converts about 50% of the magnetic energy into the plasma. The experiment also suggests the process by which the energy conversion occurs, a step that can help tokamak physicists.
Party on a boat, picnic on a beach and an accessible introduction on the interface between plasma physics and fusion control engineering? This summer school has it all and you can earn 3.5 ECTS by participating! Register before June 1st.
The "International School on Energy" is a 7-day summer school situated in Varenna, Italy which covers the physics related fields of energy production, conversion, transmission and savings. The program is intended for PHD students and early career post docs.
Besides great waves and the sunny beaches of Portugal, the 2nd edition of the PlasmaSurf summer school (20-25 July) is a good way to get trained in the basic aspects of plasma physics, high power lasers and nuclear fusion.
ENC is the annual European conference for nuclear technology. This years edition will be held in May 2014 in Marseille and feature an embedded meeting 'Future Fission & Fusion', dedicated to the latest developments on future fission and fusion projects.