The Huygens Committee is going to organise the most exciting, interesting and cozy trip of the year for all FMF members: We are going to visit our big neighbour Germany for two days, where we will see a fusion reactor and a particle accelerator! This all right after the exams and just before you go on holiday or do a resit. The maximum costs will be €40,- (€30,- for NNV members—become a member at nnv.nl). You can subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 12.
|TUE 28||07:30||Leave for Greifswald|
|14:00||Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics||Greifswald|
|Visit to a (working) fusion reactor, the Wendelstein 7-X. This is the world's largest fusion reactor of the stellarator type.|
|Return to Hamburg|
|Return to Hamburg, where we will stay for the night.|
|DESY is one of the world's leading accelerator centres. Researchers use the large-scale facilities at DESY to explore the microcosm in all its variety—from the interactions of tiny elementary particles and the behaviour of new types of nanomaterials to biomolecular processes that are essential to life.|
|Return to Groningen|
|We'll be back in Groningen around 20:00.|
Wendelstein 7-X is the world's largest fusion device of the stellarator type. Its objective is to investigate the suitability of this type for a power plant. It will test an optimised magnetic field for confining the plasma, which will be produced by a system of 50 non-planar and superconducting magnet coils, this being the technical core piece of the device.
The main assembly of Wendelstein 7-X was concluded in 2014. Once all technical systems had been checked step by step the first plasma was produced on 10th December 2015.
Registration deadline: 12 June 2016