Physics Colloquium

On March 14th, Dr. Bruno Gonçalves, president of IPFN, was a speaker at the Physics Colloquium, organized by the Physics Department of IST. The theme of this presentation was ITER, talking about the challenges that it poses and how the portuguese researchers are taking part in the investigations.

ITER is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today. It is being built, in southern France, the largest Tokamak in the world, that will open the possibility of new findings in the world of fusion energy.

IPFN is a part of this great endeavor, which is sheduled to have first plasma by the end of 2025. In this presentation, Bruno talked about this project, namely about some of the challenges that researches needed to solve, to make ITER possible.

Until then, the question that remains is: 'Will we ever harness the energy of the stars on earth?'