At the 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC2020), taking place 10 -15 May 2021 in Nice, France, the “crème de la crème” of the international fusion science community comes together for a week to discuss the state of the art in fusion. Often called the “Champions League of Fusion” or even the “Fusion Olympics,” the Fusion Energy Conference (FEC) has no parallel. It is here where the latest progress in fusion research is presented and discussed by the top players in the field.
For the third time since the first convention in Salzburg in 1961, the FEC is coming back to France. The issues to discuss during this 28th edition are of no small import: ITER is preparing for machine assembly, with First Plasma is just six years away; a number of updated tokamaks are scheduled to come back on line in the world in 2020; and never before in history have there been so many fusion start-ups and private enterprises joining the quest for fusion energy—with one magazine even writing about “fusion fever” on its cover! We live in interesting times!
Details about the event can be found via the FEC Website https://fec2020.fr/
For more information on the background of the FEC, please consult the IAEA website https://www.iaea.org/events/fec-2020