August 8, 2011

Visit at the Max-Planck Institute for plasma physics

Due to a second prize I won at a science competition here in Germany, I additionally got an invitation to the Max-Planck Institute for plasmaphysics.
You've probably heard of nuclear fusion (read more). The scientist at the IPP deal with fusion's problems on earth.
There are two kinds of fusion reactors:
1.The stellarator   2. The Tokamak
At the IPP there's one Tokamak called ASDEX upgrade
and there's a Stellarator under construction called Wendelstein 7X.
Nuclear Fusion is absolutley fascinating - that's why I took a lot of pictures:

More pictures after the break