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IAEA Conference on Fusion Energy to Start 13 October 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia

2014/15
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg -- The 25th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2014) will be held from 13 to 18 October 2014 in Saint Petersburg, the Russian Federation.

The event, hosted by the Government of the Russian Federation through the Rosatom Nuclear Energy State Corporation, provides a forum for the discussion of key physics and technology issues as well as innovative concepts of direct relevance to fusion as a source of nuclear energy. The Conference is the world's largest conference in the field of nuclear fusion.

The Conference programme features plenary sessions and poster sessions, as well as exhibits and technical tours to scientific research institutes involved in work related to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Cadarache, France.

Thematic sessions on topics such as fusion engineering, fusion nuclear physics and technology, innovative confinement concepts and more will be held as part of the Conference, which also includes the awarding of a Nuclear Fusion Prize for outstanding achievements in nuclear fusion.

Speakers at the opening session include IAEA Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov; I.G. Borovkov, Deputy Head of the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation; M.V. Kovalchuk, Director of the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute; E.P. Velikhov, President of the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute; V.E. Fortov, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and V.A. Pershukov, Deputy Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. During the opening session, Deputy Director General Bychkov will present the 2013 and 2014 Nuclear Fusion Prize Awards.

All Conference sessions, exhibits and one technical tour are open to the media, and journalists covering the meeting will be invited to a press opportunity with IAEA Deputy Director General Bychkov and other officials. Accreditation information is available on the Conference Website. The Conference programme and other information are available here.

The IAEA hosts an International Conference on Nuclear Fusion Energy every second year. Previous conferences were held in Salzburg (1961), Kulam (1965), Novosibirsk (1968), Madison (1971), Tokyo (1974), Berchtesgaden (1976), Innsbruck (1978), Brussels (1980), Baltimore (1982), London (1984), Kyoto (1986), Nice (1988), Washington (1990), Wurzburg (1992), Seville (1994), Montreal (1996), Yokohama (1998), Sorrento (2000), Lyon (2002), Vilamoura (2004), Chengdu (2006), Geneva (2008), Daejeon (2010) and San Diego (2012).

Last update: 20 June 2018

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